With more than 25 years of experience, Sheldon Bloomfield –a small family-run independent trade-only jewelry supplier – develops top-of-the-range, stone-set fine jewelry using 18k gold and platinum, as well as specializing in colored gemstones.
As well as choosing stones that are lesser known, one of the ways to make a statement with gemstones is to opt for an unusual cut over a classic cut. The shape of the gemstone might look the same at first glance, but peer into the stone and you may be able to see unusual facet work underneath it, such as Sheldon Bloomfield’s large aquamarine cocktail ring.
“Many people have not seen ametrine before,” says British jeweler Sheldon Bloomfield, who specializes in unusual gems and works with a number of bi-colored gemstones including ametrine. “I’ve done shows for my clients where members of the public have asked whether I’ve glued two stones together.”
Needless to say, Bloomfield has not been indulging in gemological DIY. What actually happened was a fusing of amethyst and citrine – hence the name – created by the quartz developing at different temperatures while underground, and so making two colors.
Ametrine’s bright clash of orange and purple is invigorating, and as these colored gemstones are found in fairly large sizes – usually between 10 ct and 30 ct – they make for great statement jewels, such as Bloomfield’s cocktail rings set with hand-carved ametrine.
The geological forces responsible for this variegation are not exclusive to ametrine – many gemstones can display quirks of colour.
Popular bi-coloured gems include watermelon tourmalines that display a mouth-watering split of bright pink-reddish tones and green, color-change sapphires that morph from pink or yellow into blue, and citrines that rupture from orange into black.
Ruby and Diamond Ring 18k white and yellow gold Ruby 1.97 ct Diamond 0.65 ct
Ruby and Diamond Necklace 18k White Gold Necklace Ruby 1.48 ct Diamond 0.93 ct
Multi Colored Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet 18k White Gold Bracelet Multi Colored Sapphires 13.62 ct Diamond 2.20 ct
Sheldon Bloomfield Necklaces
Sheldon Bloomfield is a small family run trade only business which supplies jewelry to the top end of the independent jewelry market.
Sheldon has over 25 years experience in the business and has developed a range of top quality products designed and manufactured to exacting standards by superb craftsmen.
The range comprises the finest stone-set jewelry using 18k gold and platinum. We specialize in colored stone pieces using traditional precious and semi-precious gems whilst also providing an exciting new bespoke range of rarer stones.
Sterling Silver Ruby, Hand Carved Watermelon Tourmaline Drop Stud Earrings