Gabriella Kiss 18K oval aquamarine ring with 3 scallops.
Fun fact: some gemstones are heated to high temperatures to enhance the color and/or clarity of a stone. Aquamarines are often heat treated to change a blue-green or teal colored stone to a pure blue. This results in a permanent color change.
Chopard’s Red Carpet collection features a pear-shaped aquamarine, set in an 18K white gold ring with diamonds and sapphires.
Fun myth: A legend says that sailors wore aquamarine gemstones to keep them safe and prevent seasickness.
Our two cents’ worth Funday Friday pick are these beautifully sculpted olive leaves ring, necklace and earrings from Tiffany & Co. in 18K yellow gold with cabochon blue topaz.
Fun fact: The name topaz comes from the Sanskrit and means fire.
Paolo Costagli Mirror Aquamarine Cocktail Ring….
This elegantly oversized cocktail ring features a claw-set, rectangular-shaped aquamarine in a platinum and pavé diamond-set band.
Fun fact: Aquamarine is suggested as a gem to give on the 16th and 19th wedding anniversaries.
Martin Katz’s tulip brooches, Tulip stem: micro pavé with tsavorites and diamonds. Signed and numbered.Tulip head: micro set with diamonds amethysts. Set in 18K white gold and platinum. Inter-changeable tulip heads.
Our two cents’ worth Tuesday pick is this incredible ring from Lydia Courteille, the Queen of Sheba ring featuring tsavorites and green tourmalines set in brown rhodium gold.
Monday morning trend report….
Asymmetrical – Not the same, having parts that fail to correspond to one another, being different in a unique and fun way, its a mismatch of color and shapes, using stones to form new and creative designs, Ruth Tomlinson, Todd Reed, Fernando Jorge are some of the designers that are blazing the trail for this trend which is a big favorite among the younger crowd, who are embracing jewelry that speaks to their individuality.