Gorgeous Emerald Necklaces




Colombian emerald cabochon and fluted bead necklace with white diamond pear shapes David Morris Jeweler

Colombian emerald cabochon and fluted bead necklace with white diamond pear shapes David Morris jeweler
Colombian emerald cabochon and fluted bead necklace with white diamond pear shapes David Morris jeweler

 

Gorgeous 18K Yellow Gold 5.05ct Colombian Emerald and 4.25ct Diamond Necklace

 

Gorgeous 18K Yellow Gold 5.05ct Colombian Emerald and 4.25ct Diamond Necklace
Gorgeous 18K Yellow Gold 5.05ct Colombian Emerald and 4.25ct Diamond Necklace




Gorgeous Emerald and Diamond Necklace

Gorgeous Emerald and Diamond Necklace
Gorgeous Emerald and Diamond Necklace

 

“Platinum, Diamonds, and Emeralds Bib Necklace

“Platinum, Diamonds, and Emeralds Bib Necklace
“Platinum, Diamonds, and Emeralds Bib Necklace

 




Spectacular Emerald and Diamond Necklace

Spectacular Emerald and Diamond Necklace
Spectacular Emerald and Diamond Necklace




 

 

Everything You Need to Know About Sapphire Rings

Whether you opt for a sapphire center stone or a ring with sapphire accents, this rich blue gem is worth getting to know.

It’s no wonder sapphires have been one of the most popular precious gemstones for centuries—they’re a natural choice for your “something blue.” They’re also considered one of the “Big Four” of precious jewels, alongside rubies, emeralds and diamonds. These durable stones appeal to jewelers because they have a hardness of nine on the Mohs scale (diamonds are a 10), according to Mark Broumand, founder of Mark Broumand. If you’re looking for a sturdy center stone or unique accent stones, this precious gem may just be for you.




Sapphire Symbolism

In ancient cultures, sapphire talismans were thought to have strong medicinal and protective powers, says Yehouda Saketkhou, CEO of Yael Designs. Symbolizing honesty and wisdom, sapphires soon became the preferred gem of medieval royalty and clergy. Kings even wore them when they signed treaties as a symbol of good luck. In modern day, sapphires give off vibes of old-world romance. They’re the traditional gift for a 45th wedding anniversary, and just so happen to be the engagement ring of choice for the British royal family. After all, Kate Middleton‘s stunning 18-carat sapphire engagement ring was originally presented to Princess Di (can you think of a more amazing heirloom?).




Gem Geography

While some of the most valuable sapphires in history were mined in Kashmir and Myanmar (Burma), these days most of the world’s sapphires come from Sri Lanka and Australia, says Douglas Hucker, CEO of the American Gem Trade Association. Since Sri Lanka has been producing sapphires for thousands of years (like the Logan sapphire, one of the largest sapphires in the world), you’ll pay for the historic connection, Hucker says. There are also smaller artisanal mines that use old-fashioned techniques (read: digging and sifting for stones by hand) in Madagascar. Though production in this developing country is spottier than in others, some of the sapphires produced there are just as high quality as those from Sri Lanka. Though not as valuable, sapphires are also mined in Montana.




Shades of Sapphire

Color

Sapphires occur in a rainbow of hues, but the blue ones are the rarest and most valuable. It goes without saying that the most important quality in a blue sapphire is the richness of its color. A perfect sapphire will be cornflower blue without any modifying colors, such as gray, green or black, which might make the stone look inky or change its hue, according to Hucker. While a rich blue sapphire will be pricey, sapphires that aren’t blue (called “fancies”) are a great option if you want the unique appeal of a colorful center stone but don’t want to splurge on a pink or yellow diamond.

Cut

The cut of a sapphire isn’t as important as the cut of a diamond, because it’s harder to see inclusions in darker stones with the naked eye. No matter the shape of your stone (as long as it’s symmetrical), the color should look even with a consistent sparkle. An oval-cut one has an heirloom feel, while a round bezel setting gives off a more modern vibe.

Clarity

No standardized quality-grading system exists for colored gemstones, but it’s rare to find a natural sapphire without inclusions. Don’t worry about finding a flawless stone—as long as there aren’t severe dark inclusions, you’re good.

The Hue for You

There’s a sapphire for every skin tone, according to Sylvie Levine, founder of Sylvie Collection. Sapphires with pastel undertones will complement lighter skin tones. Classic royal blue ones will pop against more olive complexions. Deep cobalt stones will create an amazing contrast against dark skin.

Heat Treatments

Some sapphires are found closer to thermal venting in the earth, which produces saturated color thanks to natural heating. More commonly, sapphires are treated with heat to enhance the richness of their color. Naturally vibrant sapphires that don’t require any heat treatment will command a premium price, but they’re also very hard to find, says Deirdre Featherstone, founder of Featherstone Design. Before you obsess over finding an untreated sapphire, know that heat treatments are permanent and don’t affect the quality. In some cases, they can strengthen the chemical makeup, Hucker says. Pro tip: Make sure you’re dealing with a reputable jeweler who uses standard treatments—not nonstandard ones like dyeing—before you buy.




Cleaning and Care

Though sapphires are durable, they require special care. Grace Terezian, creative director of Kirk Kara, recommends using warm water, mild soap and a soft-bristle toothbrush for everyday cleaning. Take your pieces to a jeweler for an in-depth cleaning at least once a year. If you own an estate piece, have your jeweler check the security of the stone once and a while—prong settings can loosen over time.

 

8.52 Carat Emerald Cut GIA Periwinkle Blue Sapphire Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring

It’s an odd thing, happiness. Some people take happiness from gold. Or black pearls. And some of us, far more fortunate, take their happiness from periwinkles.

Patricia A. McKillip




What an extraordinary sapphire and diamond ring! It’s the kind of ring that makes people stop and stare!!! The size, shape and color of the natural sapphire is mesmerizing; a light periwinkle blue with beautiful glittering clean facets! That sapphire is adorned by pave’ diamonds everywhere on this setting and it is simply sensational. This ring features a central natural heat treated emerald cut periwinkle blue sapphire. This sapphire along with 95% of all natural sapphires are heat treated to enhance their natural color and one this size and color would be $100,000+ if non-heat treated! Heat treating is an industry standard for fine gemstones so not to worry. This estate precious gemstone and diamond ring is a fraction of what you would pay brand new (it has been independently appraised conservatively by a master graduate gemologist appraiser for $27,500.00) and looks like a huge emerald cut natural blue diamond in my opinion. Think of an emerald cut ‘Hope’ diamond resting on your finger! The central sapphire measures 11.70mm x 9.41mm x 7.35mm, weighs 8.52 carats, and is accompanied by it’s original vintage GIA Report # 3911945, dated 2-24-82. What a cool find! This is a more contemporary setting though with it’s 52 pave’ set round brilliant cut diamonds that weigh .005 to .03 carats each (G-H color, VS1-VS2 clarity) that total approximately .84ct t.w.. This ring has a grand total gemstone and diamond weight of approximately 9.36ct t.w.. This ring measures 11.66mm North to South, 9mm East to West, and is raised regally 8.55mm off the finger. This ring is tested and guaranteed platinum and stamped ‘PT’. This ring weighs 10.3 grams.




Emerald Cut GIA Sapphire Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring

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The Nassau Tiara




Though this tiara is by no means simple, it is still the most simplistic tiara on this list in terms of the amount of stones used, as well as the intricacy of the design. The Nassau Tiara, which was most likely created sometime between 1865 and 1870, showcases a large cushion-shaped blue sapphire that can be removed and worn separately. A floral motif displaying leaves and berries, comprised of rose-cut diamonds, brilliant diamonds, yellow gold, and white gold, and surrounds the sapphire on both sides. This regal piece once belonged to the wife of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Princess Adelheid-Marie of Anhalt-Dessau, who was the Duchess of Luxembourg between 1890 and 1905.




 

Nassau Sapphire Tiara
Nassau Sapphire Tiara




 

Emerald and Diamond Bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels

Circa 1960 from our Everlasting Jewels here is a magnificent Van Cleef & Arpels emerald and diamond bracelet, on display at the Forte dei Marmi summer boutique from Veschetti Collection




Circa 1960 from our Everlasting Jewels here is a magnificent Van Cleef & Arpels emerald and diamond bracelet, on display at the Forte dei Marmi summer boutique from Veschetti Collection

Emerald and Diamond Bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels , Circa 1960
Emerald and Diamond Bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels, Circa 1960








Tanzanite, Diamond and Pearl Choker Necklace in 18 Karat White Gold by Mikimoto




“The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens.”

“I favor pearls on screen and in my private life.”

“Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange.”




A magnificent Mikimoto Pearl and Tanzanite Collar Necklace

Featuring
a cushion shaped Tanzanite center piece
weighing 34.75 carats,
Top quality Tanzanite displaying deep blue-violet tone,
strong and even saturation with plenty of sparkles red flash.

surrounded by
pave set round brilliant cut diamonds,
totaling 6.75 carats.
VS clarity, G color

on a triple row of Akoya pearls.
Top quality Mikimoto pearls size between 7.5-8.0 mm.

Necklace measures 15 inches long.

Pendant dimension is 1.30″ height x 1.19″ width.

Necklace weighs 108.5 grams.




Tanzanite, Diamond and Pearl Choker Necklace in 18 Karat White Gold by Mikimoto




The Fife tiara at Kensington Palace

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There is a latent fairy in all women, but look how carefully we have to secrete her in order to be taken seriously. And fairies come in all shapes, colours, sizes and types, they don’t have to be fluffy. They can be demanding and furious if hey like. They do, however, have to wear a tiara. That much is compulsory.

Dawn French

Composed of nearly 200 carats of diamonds, this majestic tiara was given to Queen Victoria’s granddaughter Princess Louise as a wedding gift from her husband in 1889. It features hundreds of exquisite diamonds ranging from one to ten carats, including a set of beautiful pear-shaped diamonds set on tiny pivots which would have dazzled onlookers when worn.




 

The Fife tiara at Kensington Palace

Composed of nearly 200 carats of diamonds, this majestic tiara was given to Queen Victoria’s granddaughter Princess Louise as a wedding gift from her husband in 1889. It features hundreds of exquisite diamonds ranging from one to ten carats, including a set of beautiful pear-shaped diamonds set on tiny pivots which would have dazzled onlookers when worn.

See the Fife tiara as part of Victoria Revealed at Kensington Palace from 30 March. Book now: https://goo.gl/afqfzt

Posted by Kensington Palace on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

 




 

The Fife tiara at Kensington Palace

Composed of nearly 200 carats of diamonds, this majestic tiara was given to Queen Victoria’s granddaughter Princess Louise as a wedding gift from her husband in 1889. It features hundreds of exquisite diamonds ranging from one to ten carats, including a set of beautiful pear-shaped diamonds set on tiny pivots which would have dazzled onlookers when worn.

See the Fife tiara as part of Victoria Revealed at Kensington Palace from 30 March. Book now: https://goo.gl/afqfzt

Posted by Kensington Palace on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

 

Fife Tiara




The Fife tiara at Kensington Palace
The Fife tiara at Kensington Palace

Large Oval Moonstone Halo Ring with Diamonds 14K Rose Gold 28.03ctw




This sensual moonstone will take your breath away. It is a large ova cabochon cut natural gem set in a beautiful diamond encrusted rose gold halo style setting. The moonstone is translucent white with a greenish blue overtone. You can see all of the beautiful naturally occurring striations in the stone which creates vibrancy and character within the 27.00 carat stone. There are 40 round brilliant cut natural diamonds prong set around the centerpiece and they weigh 1.03 carats total. The ring weighs a hefty 14.6 grams and is currently a size 6.75 and can be resized. The rings face measures 1 1/4″ from North to South and 7/8″ East to West.




Large Oval Moonstone Halo Ring with Diamonds 14K Rose Gold 28.03ctw
Large Oval Moonstone Halo Ring with Diamonds 14K Rose Gold 28.03ctw




Heart Cut Ruby Rings





GemsNY 18K White Gold Heart Cut Ruby Ring With Sidestones (GIA Certificate)
GemsNY 18K White Gold Heart Cut Ruby Ring With Sidestones (GIA Certificate)

Red heart pierced by the Cupid’s arrow is a traditional symbol of Valentine’s Day. Heart symbolizes love and giving someone a heart means to hand over one’s existence to someone. A heart pierced by a Cupid’s arrow means that when someone presents a heart, the person takes the risk of being rejected and feeling hurt. Piercing arrow therefore symbolizes death and vulnerability of love. Some people also believe that the heart and arrow symbolizes the uniting of male and a female.

3.13 cttw 14k White Gold Ruby Diamond Heart Pendant With Chain Necklace 18"
3.13 cttw 14k White Gold Ruby Diamond Heart Pendant With Chain Necklace 18″
Vintage 1930's "old" Hobe' heart shaped pin / brooch with brilliantly cut clear, pink and red stones.
Vintage 1930’s “old” Hobe’ heart shaped pin / brooch with brilliantly cut clear, pink and red stones.

Today, one finds great use of red heart symbol especially heart shaped red balloons in Valentine’s Day decoration. Stuffed red heart decorated with a lace is a popular Valentine’s Day Gift.
The Origin of Valentine’s Day Hearts comes from around 12th Century people were not aware the function of heart was to circulate blood inside the human body. What they knew was that heart begins to beat faster when a person is upset or excited. They, therefore, derived that heart was the seat of emotions and feelings. Poets too eulogized the role of heart in feelings of love and romance and over the years this make believe connection between heart and love became deep seated in the minds of people. Today, even though it has been scientifically proved that emotions come from the brain heart remains a powerful symbol of love and Valentine’s Day.
A heart (red or pink) with an arrow piercing through it is the most common shape and look for a Valentines, and even candles, candies, cookies, cakes, figurines, stuffed images, etc. The heart is a symbol both of love and also vulnerability.




Sterling Silver Created Ruby and Diamond Heart Ring
Sterling Silver Created Ruby and Diamond Heart Ring

When you send someone a Valentine, you take a risk of being rejected and your feelings hurt. So a piercing arrow is a symbol of death and the vulnerability of love. On the other hand, the heart and arrow also symbolize the merging of the male and female as one.

Sterling Silver and 14k Yellow Gold Diamond and Heart-Shaped Created Ruby Ring
Sterling Silver and 14k Yellow Gold Diamond and Heart-Shaped Created Ruby Ring

In the 12th century, physicians believed that the heart was the seat of love and affection in the human body. But the actual biological shape of the human heart does not look like the heart as we see it today. Why? Well, some people are guessing that the Valentine heart-shape as we know it today was done by a doodler to represent the human female shape or the imprint of lips (wearing lipstick) made upon a piece of paper. Once again, it’s all on how you want to spin the story!


2.32 Ct Heart Shape Red Zirconia 925 Sterling Silver Earrings by Gem Stone King
2.32 Ct Heart Shape Red Zirconia 925 Sterling Silver Earrings
by Gem Stone King
A necklace that both Cupid and Eros would love!!! This stunning ruby necklace of angular collar design is a masterful assembly of 38.73cts of round brilliant diamonds bordering and enclosing 46.13cts of gorgeously vivid heart shaped rubies. The necklace is meticulously crafted of 18k white gold, with each ruby glowing from its own personal 18k yellow gold setting. Something about this ruby necklace screams Valentine’s Day 1928. Something else about this ruby necklace screams Valentine’s Day 2016. Certainly a vibrant and even festive piece of ruby and diamond jewelry, it is truly a work of art that you might consider displaying for its enjoyment when you''re not out on the town.
A necklace that both Cupid and Eros would love!!! This stunning ruby necklace of angular collar design is a masterful assembly of 38.73cts of round brilliant diamonds bordering and enclosing 46.13cts of gorgeously vivid heart shaped rubies. The necklace is meticulously crafted of 18k white gold, with each ruby glowing from its own personal 18k yellow gold setting. Something about this ruby necklace screams Valentine’s Day 1928. Something else about this ruby necklace screams Valentine’s Day 2016. Certainly a vibrant and even festive piece of ruby and diamond jewelry, it is truly a work of art that you might consider displaying for its enjoyment when you”re not out on the town.
Red Ruby Milgrain Engagement Ring 1.20 Ct Heart Shaped E-Color Diamond 14K GIA
Red Ruby Milgrain Engagement Ring 1.20 Ct Heart Shaped E-Color Diamond 14K GIA
1.70 Ct Heart Shaped Diamond & Round Ruby Engagement Ring For Women White Gold
1.70 Ct Heart Shaped Diamond & Round Ruby Engagement Ring For Women White Gold
Pandora Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet European Charms Red Heart Love Wedding
Pandora Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet European Charms Red Heart Love Wedding
Diamond Heart Pendant in Platinum (2 ct. tw.) Twenty-four brilliant round diamonds, prong-set in platinum, form the shape of a heart. This radiant, romantic piece is suspended from a 19 inch platinum cable link chain with a lobster claw clasp.
Diamond Heart Pendant in Platinum (2 ct. tw.)
Twenty-four brilliant round diamonds, prong-set in platinum, form the shape of a heart. This radiant, romantic piece is suspended from a 19 inch platinum cable link chain with a lobster claw clasp.
Diamond Heart Pendant in 14k White Gold (1/4 ct. tw.) A timeless design makes this heart pendant enduring, and features 71 pavé-set diamonds with a 14k white gold bead chain necklace.
Diamond Heart Pendant in 14k White Gold (1/4 ct. tw.)
A timeless design makes this heart pendant enduring, and features 71 pavé-set diamonds with a 14k white gold bead chain necklace.
"Two Hearts Become Soul Mates" Topaz & Garnet Engraved Ring
“Two Hearts Become Soul Mates” Topaz & Garnet Engraved Ring






Elizabeth Taylor’s Diamond Tiara, 1957




Most of the tiaras are known for their association with royalty or nobility, but this one’s a little different: it’s known because of its association with Hollywood royalty. It was given to Elizabeth Taylor by her third husband, Mike Todd, in 1957. The tiara dates from around 1880 and is made of old mine-cut diamonds mounted in platinum and gold in a design that includes central scroll motifs topped by single diamonds and separated by latticework.




Elizabeth Taylor’s Diamond Tiara, 1957

Elizabeth Taylor’s Diamond Tiara, 1957




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