Saturday, 29 June 2019

Omi Privé Revisited

Bypass ring in platinum and 18k yellow gold with 3.56 spinel, 0.69 ct spinel, and 0.75 ct. t.w. diamonds, $33,000
Omi Privé designs join the passion of superior craftsmanship with the ultimate beauty of fine rare gemstones. As purveyors of the world’s greatest rarities, they select only the finest gemstones of unsurpassed quality for the finest jewelry designs.
Ring in 18k rose gold with 3.22 ct. cushion-cut pink spinel, 0.49 ct round pink spinel, and 0.68 ct. t.w. diamonds, $26,000

Ring in 18k white gold with 14.31 ct. oval blue zircon, 1.88 cts tsavorite, and 0.27 ct. diamonds, $24,000
Every Omi Privé piece is handcrafted in the United States, and exceeds the most exacting standards. Omi Privé unites the earth’s organic treasures with artistic design and craftsman’s skill.
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Friday, 28 June 2019

Fabergé Secret Garden collection

The Fabergé Secret Garden collection captures the explosion of blossoming flowers. This composition comprises an unusual mix of materials including carved hardstone, enamel, gold, and exceptional gemstones.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Birds by Cartier

Cartier Bird of Paradise Brooch with 20.22-carat pink sapphire and six padparadscha sapphires.
Société Cartier designs, manufactures, distributes and sells jewellery and watches. Founded in Paris in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier, the company remained under family control until 1964.

Ruby, sapphire, emerald, citrine and diamond flamingo clip. Cartier 1940.

Cartier 1950s Emerald Ruby Sapphire Diamond Parrot Brooch
The company's headquarters is in Paris and it is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA. Cartier has a long history of sales to royalty.  King Edward VII of England referred to Cartier as "the jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers." Cartier operates more than 200 stores in 125 countries, with five flagship stores world-wide.

Morganite, Pearl, Onyx, Pink Sapphire and Mother of Pearl Bird Brooch

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Padparadscha Sapphires

One of the most prized of all the sapphires and highly regarded throughout the ages, padparadscha sapphires are as beautiful and exotic as their name.

The term padparadscha is derived from the Singhalese word for a salmon colored lotus blossom. Overall, padparadscha sapphires are pinkish orange in color, but vary in hue and tone. The question of just what exactly qualifies for the princely kiss of “padparadscha” is a matter of debate.
Today, padparadscha is narrowly defined by gemologists as a Sri Lankan sapphire of delicate pinkish orange color.
Most lotus blossoms are far more pink than orange, and in ancient times, padmaraga was described as a subvariety of ruby. Today, some define the gem's color as a blend of lotus and sunset.
The original source for padparadscha is Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and purists believe the term should be restricted only to stones from Ceylon. However, fine stones have also been found in Vietnam’s Quy Chau district, Tanzania’s Tunduru district, and Madagascar.