The cool blue sapphire marks the season’s shift from summer to autumn. To those born in the transition month of September, it relaxes and clears the mind. It also protects its owner from fraud, envy and ill health.
It is thought that cuffs have adorned wrists since ancient civilizations, including Egyptian, Mayan, Roman and Inca cultures. Graff continues to celebrated the iconic bracelet style with this truly unique design incorporating captivating sapphires, and the most scintillating diamonds, as the cuff contours around the wearer’s wrist with a dazzling array of gemstones. Diamonds 97.47cts, Sapphires 82.31cts
PARIS NOUVELLE VAGUE RING by Cartier
White gold, diamonds, blue sapphires
Cartier and Paris are intertwined by an invisible thread of creativity, a certain French charm, an inimitable spirit that is embodied by the Parisian woman. Free-thinking, joyful, playful and mysterious, the Parisian woman is an inspiration to the Maison. Cartier dedicates the Paris Nouvelle Vague collection to her: seven creative universes designed to celebrate her personality and her lifestyle.
Paris Nouvelle Vague ring, 18K white gold, set with 41 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 2.20 carats and 120 sapphire
Oval Sapphire and Diamond Three-Stone Ring in Platinum (5.01 ct center) by Blue Nile
Elegance defined, this spectacular gemstone and diamond ring showcases an exquisite, 5.01 carat oval sapphire and over 1 carat of matching oval diamond side stones set in enduring platinum. This impressive ring is a beautiful engagement ring option.
Folie des Prés ring, white gold, pear-shaped sapphires, round diamonds; diamond quality DEF, IF to VVS.
About the collection:
To celebrate the natural beauty of wildflowers, Van Cleef & Arpels has created the lively elegant Folie des Prés collection.
Maggioro 18K White Gold Diamond & Sapphire Blooming Pendant Necklace
This pendant necklace from Maggioro is glamorous and seductive. It is made of 18K white gold and boasts a blooming pendant set with ~8.91ct of diamonds and ~21.78ct of sapphires.
Inspired by the Harry Winston archives, each piece in the Incredibles is a one-of-a-kind expression of the House’s iconic style. Handcrafted in platinum and set with the world’s finest diamonds and precious gemstones, each magnificent design represents the culmination of efforts between the House’s expert gemologists, master craftsmen, and designers working together to create jewels of incomparable beauty and brilliance. 9 oval sapphires weighing a total of approximately 87.73 carats, with 216 marquise, pear-shaped and round brilliant diamonds weighing a total of approximately 78.07 carats, set in platinum.
The Golden Empress is the centerpiece of a necklace strung with 30 additional yellow diamonds. Its price is available upon request. This collection of yellow diamonds will be displayed at Graff’s showroom in New York City
Symbolizing the grandeur and decadence of the Baroque era, this one-of-a-kind necklace is a stunning jewelry design featuring exceptional yellow diamonds. At Graff’s atelier in the heart of London, the highly skilled design team work closely with Master Craftsmen to ensure jewels are set to perfection. Diamonds 131.12cts
Riviera Pavé Yellow Sapphire Eternity Ring in 18k Yellow Gold Rich yellow sapphires create an endless row of color in this petite 18k yellow gold, gemstone eternity ring.
As you can see, this set is very high caliber and is loaded with diamonds and gemstones. The set is comprised of over 200 carats of aquamarine, over 30 carats of blue sapphires and over 25 carats of diamonds.
It was purchased in the Basel world fair of 2009 directly from the designer and has been on display in shows around the world. Every section, every piece of the necklace and earrings were put together by hand and the gemstones were perfectly matched so create this wild storm of color.
The necklace is rigid in some sections and sits very well on the neck.
The earrings are clip on, but can be converted to clip-on with posts if needed.
As you can see, the whole set was finished with black PVD rhodium to create an antique feel to this modern revival work of art. The necklace should fit a 15.5 inch neck; we can have it extended if needed. The center of the necklace drops down approximately 5 inches down and the earrings are approximately 3.5 inches long by 1.0 inch wide.
The splendid design of this ring from Tiffany & Co. transcends time with its cool beauty. The ring is made of platinum and is set with a faceted aquamarine stone. Lastly, two “X” motifs are featured on the shanks and are set with diamonds.
With the smooth 18K yellow gold body embellished with 0.75ct of subtle diamonds and amazing sapphire stones totaling 6.75 carats, the top of this majestic ring from Piaget is reminiscent of exoskeleton found on crocodile back.
This fantastic band ring from Buccellati has an air of regality that is incomparable! The ring is made primarily of diamond-frosted white gold with yellow gold trimming. Lastly, the ring’s main attraction is its ~3.50ct bezel-set sapphire.
This necklace from legendary jewelers Harry Winston is magnificent and fit for a queen. It is made of 18K yellow gold and boasts an ~8.77ct sapphire cabochon. The sapphire is accented with ~4.76ct of emerald cabochons as well as ~29.35ct of diamonds.
Cartier’s Panthere collection is by far one of their most prominent and most beloved to date. This outstanding ring from the collection is made of 18K white gold and features a panther’s head in the design. The panther is paved with white diamond and boasts two glittering green eyes made of emeralds and an onyx nose.
An exquisite, outstandingly extravagant design from Chanel’s dazzling Comète collection made of prestigious 18K yellow gold, lavishly set with 1.75 carats of diamonds and a spectacular central diamond stone boasting VVS2 clarity.
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As members of the prestigious International Watch & Jewelry Guild, Luxury Bazaar has access to an enormous pool of dealers who buy timepieces from around the world. These dealers help Luxury Bazaar to bring you pieces which demonstrate some of the best watchmaking on the market as well as some of the world of haute horlogerie’s most notable names.
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Is jewelry art? These priceless collections are housed in some of the world’s greatest museums and prove that it is.
Along with the jewelry in its permanent collection, the museum also has exhibits dedicated to gems, like the 2011 show of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry in which this intricate brooch, topped off with a 95-carat diamond, was shown.
THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Countess Mona von Bismarck donated this 98.57 Burmese sapphire to the Smithsonian in 1967. It is mounted on an Art Deco necklace designed by Cartier and displayed in the museum with countless priceless gems, including the Hope Diamond.
The museum has a permanent hall of minerals and gems, and this gold ring, designed by Donna Distefano and topped with pieces of the Gibeon meteorite, will be part of the Out of This World: Jewelry in the Space Age exhibit at the museum– opening in June 2015.
It is no surprise that the GIA is one of the best places to find exhibition-worthy jewels. This diamond flower ring designed by Munnu the Gem Palace will be included in the Dream of Diamonds exhibition in May 2015.
The fine arts museum has a wide range of jewelry in its collection. This Cartier brooch, owned by heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, was included in the 2009 exhibit Cartier and America at the museum’s Legion of Honor building.
Just because this Trifari bracelet from the 1940s is made with rhinestones instead of diamonds, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t museum-worthy. It was included in in Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger at the museum which has a constant rotation of costume jewelry on display.
If you have walked down the streets of the charming Parisian neighbourhood of Montmartre, Ivanka Trump‘s jewellery collection of the same name will resonate with you. In gold and diamonds, the jewels mimic the cobblestone paths in this historic district, which has long been a haven for artists and bohemians.
Ivanka Trump knows a thing or two about glamour. Growing up in legendarily palatial surrounds with her one-time model mother and real estate magnate father, she was surrounded by extreme luxury from birth. But rather than play the rich socialite, she chose to follow in her father’s footsteps and is now a successful businesswoman in her own right. In 2007, she launched a fine jewelry line bearing her name, with a prestigious flagship store in SoHo, New York, and has since earned a reputation as the go-to girl for fashion-forward fine jewelry.
“My dream for this collection is that it will appeal to women who have a strong sense of themselves, know what they like, value exquisite workmanship and wear even the most important jewelry with a kind of off-handed elegance. They have a sense of tradition, but they like to go their own way. They appreciate quality, but won’t tolerate stuffiness. They have everything, yet they have nothing to prove.”
“Immaculate Condition – Top Gem Collector’s Prize 9.50 Carat GIA Certified “Unheated & Untreated” Natural Color Change Sapphire & Diamond Cocktail Ring. GIA has noted that this exceptionally rare “Color Change” gemstone is unheated and untreated, making it one of the most collectable of all sapphires given its near flawless VS clarity, unheated status and vivid “Bluish Violet to Purple” Color Change Effect. This one of a kind Estate 6.93 carat Sapphire is elegantly surrounded by a generous 48 BIG hand cut and hand set near flawless VS1-VS2 clarity extra fine quality F-G color marquise & round brilliant accent diamonds in a spectacular custom design totaling a generous 2.57 carats. The heavy solid PLATINUM setting is a mouth watering world class custom made jewelry delight featuring a dynamic classic art deco design. This ring has everything you would expect from a “Top Gem” collector’s grade masterpiece. Don’t let this rare beauty get away!…SEE HD VIDEO AND MORE PHOTOS BELOW.” Price: US $35,000.00 or Make Offer at Link: http://ebay.to/1NtE4Ye
Discover the best of aquamarine jewels and its history, a stone of the beryl family that inspires jewelry designers to create blue masterpieces.
Aquamarine takes its name from the Latin word for seawater, its luminous hue conjuring up images of the ocean. Like many other gemstones, the aquamarine is surrounded by myths and legends. The Romans believed that a frog carved out of an aquamarine would turn enemies into friends, while both the Greeks and Romans used the gem as a good luck charm for sailors battling stormy waters.
Like the emerald, the aquamarine is a member of the beryl family and its color can range from an almost translucent blue to intense blue-green or teal.
In the 19th century, sea-green aquamarine jewelry was the most sought after but, in later years, the color preference shifted to a more intense blue. The most valuable aquamarines come from Brazil, but the gemstone is also mined in Kenya, Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia.
From the late 19th century onwards, the aquamarine was used extensively in both Art Nouveau and Art Deco jewelry. Art Nouveau jewellers revolted against the stiff Victorian era with aquamarine jewelery designs inspired by nature and animals, with gemstones often mounted in swirling lines of gold.
Created by Marzo in Paris around 1925, the Art Deco pendant pictured here features an aquamarine briolette alongside diamonds, sapphires and bands of black enamel. It was exhibited at the Haughton International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show, along with an Art Nouveau aquamarine brooch by Parisian jeweller Georges Fouquet.
Featuring the distinct geometric lines that characterised design in the 1940’s, this Van Cleef & Arpels Ludo Hexagone gold and aquamarine bracelet watch was sold at Christie’s New York
The Maison continues to use this beautiful blue gem in its jewels today, and prides itself on selecting only the finest aquamarines of the purest composition and most intense hues to create masterpieces such as the aquamarine ring from the magical Peau d’Âne collection.
Aquamarines were also frequently incorporated into tiaras, including this Cartier aquamarine and diamond tiara, which was one of 27 that the jeweller created for the coronation of George VI in 1937. Made from platinum, the tiara is set with oval and fancy-cut aquamarines, as well as round old-cut diamonds.
With its beautiful range of blue colours, it is no wonder that the luminescent aquamarine continues to inspire jewellery designers to create extraordinary pieces.
Cindy Chao’s creations are as much precious miniature sculptures as they are jewels to be worn on a night out. The layers of detail in each hand sculpted wax-cast piece is evident in the rich visual treat of her jewels.
Cindy Chao’s creations are as much precious miniature sculptures as they are jewels to be worn on a night out. The layers of detail in each hand sculpted wax-cast piece is evident in the rich visual treat of her jewels. Cindy Chao jewels are a feast for the eyes. Turn a ring around and each angle tells a different story of twisting forms and unexpected gems. The first chapter of every one of Cindy’s jewels starts with a wax sculpture. Taking soft wax into her hands she is able to whittle away at the material until she is satisfied with the smallest detail – just as an artist would work on a sculpture. This allows Cindy to create multiple levels and undulating planes that make up a wealth of detail, textures and forms. This method involves hours of work that merit the most exquisite precious stones.
The result is jewels unlike any other that push the boundaries of the craft of jewelry making and take us into a fantastical world where emeralds appear to grow out of writhing, oozing forms rippling with diamonds or the bejeweled feet of geckos cling on to a luscious pink pool of 61 carat ruby. Cindy Chao was born in Taiwan and as a child was surrounded by creativity. Her grandfather was a noted architect who created traditional temples across the country. Cindy was captivated by the writhing forms of the temple dragon sculptures, the mythical guardians of these sacred buildings. Cindy’s early adventures with sculpting began in her father’s workshop. Surrounded by silent craftsmen, Cindy would be given her own lump of clay or wax to while away the time. Cindy has transferred this almost spiritual devotion to craftsmanship to her jewels.
A piece can take two years to complete from sketch to finished jewel and every step from wax-sculpting to casting to gem-setting through microscopes magnifying 40 times is painstakingly slow. Cindy’s jewels are remarkable. She transforms cold metal and stones into flowers that look delicate enough to quiver at the slightest breeze or a gecko caught for a fleeting second before darting off again. This is the true art of the jeweller who can captivate us with unexpected glimpses of nature, wrought in the most unusual materials. Cindy has divided her collections into two families: the Black Label Masterpieces, of which only one is created each year and rarely seen outside private collections, museums such as the Smithsonian or auction houses including Sotheby‘s. Every piece in the White Label collection is hand-sculpted but available in select boutiques. Look out for the Azalea cuff at auction at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong on the 6th April. London’s Kabiri jewellery boutique sells Cindy’s creations in the UK.
Gorgeous Sapphire and Diamond Three-Stone Ring in 18k White Gold (5.52 ct.) (9 x 7 mm) at Blue Nile. Price: $37000 (USD) Distinctly glamorous, this one-of-a-kind 18k white gold ring showcases an exquisite 5.52 carat vivid blue Madagascar sapphire gemstone and two spectacular step-cut trapezoid diamonds. Sapphire accompanied by gemstone certification. Ring weight 4.49 grams.
In 1658, Etienne de Flacourt, the governor of Fort-Dauphin, mentions sapphires in southern Madagascar, and he was drowned on his last voyage to Madagascar on the 10th of June 1660. In 1808, Barthélemy Hugon writes that in the valley of Ambolo there is a so beautiful stone and so rare that his lapidaries have not been able to recognize it, and it was above of all that is not diamond. …. In 1991, at the time of the great dryness in the south, sapphire samples are found on the ground, several centuries after their first discovery. It became the first exported Madagascar sapphire.
Sapphire and Diamond Drop Earrings in 18k White Gold (8.21 cts) (11x7mm) at Blue Nile.
Vibrant color is captured in these exquisite gemstone and diamond earrings, showcasing 8.21 carats of blue sapphires highlighted by a dazzling halo of pavé-set diamonds framed in 18k white gold.
Sapphire and Diamond Necklace in 18k White Gold (5x4mm) at Blue Nile.
Forty-four vibrant blue sapphires are highlighted with a semi-bezel setting, and interspersed with brilliant prong-set diamonds.
Cushion and Pear Shaped Blue Sapphire Diamond Halo Bracelet in 18k White Gold (8.33 ct. tw.) at Blue Nile.
A great complement to any style, this one-of-a-kind bracelet showcases over eight carats of vibrant blue sapphire gemstones accented with a sparkling halo of pavé-set diamonds framed in 18k white gold.