My Rock!

Tiffany’s bird on a rock 18K yellow gold and platinum brooch, with an emerald-cut aquamarine and round brilliant diamonds, its really brilliant!  

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Excessive or Not?

Jean Christophe Fouchier, blackened gold rings set with tsavorite garnet for green and spessarite garnet for orange, definitely not ex-ces-sive! 

Fun fact: The spessartite garnet group includes the color/colour-change and malaya varieties. Color/colour-change garnet is extremely rare and is highly prized for its ability to change color/colour when viewed using differing light sources. 

 

Aquamarine!

Our two cents’ worth Funday Friday pick is this stunning Wallace Chan aquamarine ring, surrounded by diamonds, sapphires and tsavorite garnets, not more to add to this spec-tac-u-lar creation, just awe-some! 

Fun fact: Aquamarine is a member of the beryl family and ranges in color from an almost colorless pale blue to blue-green or teal. The most prized color is a deep-blue aqua color. 

 

Snakes & Flowers!

Wendy Yue 18K snake and flower ring with champagne diamonds and black diamonds, blue sapphires and pink sapphires, tsavorites, and a spec-tac-u-lar opal. 

Fun fact: Very rarely is a raw crystal of over 5 carats found, so a cut Tsavorite of more than two carats is a rare and precious thing. 

 

Baci….

Tiffany & Co. Fish bracelet in 18k gold and platinum with sapphires, red spinels and diamonds, just re-mark-a-ble! 

Fun fact: Spinel occurs in many colours but it is generally identified with bright red colour as that of ruby. Red colour appears due to the presence of chromium in its chemical composition.

Fun fact II: Kissing gouramis, also known as kissing fish or kissers, both sexes will often spar by meeting mouths and pushing each other through the water. 

Fun translation: Kissing in English is Baci in Italian. 

 

The Lion King!

Our two cents’ worth Tuesday’s pick is this 18K yellow gold lion ring, with polished coral, diamonds, sapphires, garnets and rubies, by Wendy Yue, outstanding design! 

Fun fact: Pinkish red to deep blood red, corals grow in a variety of colors including gold, red coral, also called fire coral is the one of the five corals normally used to make Jewelry. 

 

The Industrial Revolution!

Monday morning trend report…. 

Designers like Balenciaga, Chanel, Cartier, Verdura are setting the trends for a industrial jewelry revival, lots of free form shapes together with the resurrection of some old classic elements and motifs and we are in store for the best revolution ever! Ever, ever!

 

Fun note: During the industrial revolution the Jewelry industry benefited from mass production techniques. Machines were developed to make stamping whole pieces of jewelry from thin sheets of metal. In the 1840’s, electroplating for jewelry was also introduced.