Eyes Desire Gemstone Gold Jewelry

10K White Gold Diamond Natural HQ Emerald Ring Oval 3-stone with Aquamarine
10K White Gold Diamond Natural HQ Emerald Ring Oval 3-stone with Aquamarine
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8.04 Ct Oval Natural Blue Sapphire 18K Yellow Gold Plated Silver Bracelet
14k Yellow Gold Mother-of-Pearl Flower Pendant Necklace
14k Yellow Gold Mother-of-Pearl Flower Pendant Necklace
14k Gold, Gemstone, and Diamond J-Hoop Earrings
14k Gold, Gemstone, and Diamond J-Hoop Earrings

Gorgeous 10K,14k, and 18K yellow, white, and rose gold at Eyes Desire Gemstone Gold Jewelry. Stunning Rings, Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets, and many more gorgeous fine gold jewelry pieces available. The store is on Amazon.com, and many of the products at Eyes Desire Gemstone Gold Jewelry offer free shipping and returns.



Eyes Desire Fine Silver Jewelry

Gorgeous Fine Silver Jewelry at Eyes Desire Fine Silver Jewelry Stunning Rings, Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets, and many more gorgeous fine silver jewelry pieces available. 


The store is on Amazon.com, and many of the products at Eyes Desire Fine Silver Jewelry offer free shipping and returns.

Sterling Silver Diamond Band Ring (1/20 cttw)
Sterling Silver Diamond Band Ring (1/20 cttw)


Sterling Silver Engraved Four-Picture Heart Locket Necklace, 20"
Sterling Silver Engraved Four-Picture Heart Locket Necklace, 20″


.925 Sterling Silver French Wire Filigree Tear Drop Dangle Earrings for Women, Hypoallergenic
.925 Sterling Silver French Wire Filigree Tear Drop Dangle Earrings for Women, Hypoallergenic



Diamond Rings at Javda Jewelry. High end custom diamond jewelry specializing in men and women engagement settings, wedding bands, diamond eternity rings, and bridal sets.
Diamond Rings at Javda Jewelry. High end custom diamond jewelry specializing in men and women engagement settings, wedding bands, diamond eternity rings, and bridal sets.


Blue Nile Certified Diamond and Fine Jewelry

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Emerald Cut Sapphire and Diamond Ring in Platinum (8x6mm) Elegantly refined, this gemstone and diamond ring showcases an emerald cut sapphire complemented by two matching emerald cut diamonds and set in enduring platinum.
Pear-Shape Emerald and Pavé Halo Diamond Drop Pendant in 18k White Gold (2.71 carats)     Exquisite elegance, this one-of-a-kind gemstone and drop diamond pendant showcases a vibrant 2.71 carat emerald surrounded by pavé-set diamonds set in 18k white gold with a matching cable chain necklace. Emerald accompanied by gemstone report.
Pear-Shape Emerald and Pavé Halo Diamond Drop Pendant in 18k White Gold (2.71 carats)
Exquisite elegance, this one-of-a-kind gemstone and drop diamond pendant showcases a vibrant 2.71 carat emerald surrounded by pavé-set diamonds set in 18k white gold with a matching cable chain necklace. Emerald accompanied by gemstone report.
Cushion-Cut Emerald and Diamond Three-Stone Ring in Platinum and 18k Yellow Gold (4.90 ct center) (12x9.5mm)     One-of-a-kind elegance, this gemstone and diamond ring features a vibrant cushion-cut emerald complemented by brilliant trapezoid diamond side stones set in a classic platinum and 18k yellow gold design.
Cushion-Cut Emerald and Diamond Three-Stone Ring in Platinum and 18k Yellow Gold (4.90 ct center) (12×9.5mm)
One-of-a-kind elegance, this gemstone and diamond ring features a vibrant cushion-cut emerald complemented by brilliant trapezoid diamond side stones set in a classic platinum and 18k yellow gold design.
Pear Shape Emerald and Diamond Drop Earrings in 18k White and Yellow Gold (3.86 ct) (10.6x7mm)     Graceful and sophisticated, these dramatic drop earrings feature stunning, vibrant emeralds set in 18k white and yellow gold, ideal for special occasions. Purchase is accompanied by gemstone certification.
Pear Shape Emerald and Diamond Drop Earrings in 18k White and Yellow Gold (3.86 ct) (10.6x7mm)
Graceful and sophisticated, these dramatic drop earrings feature stunning, vibrant emeralds set in 18k white and yellow gold, ideal for special occasions. Purchase is accompanied by gemstone certification.
Sapphire and Diamond Necklace in 18k White Gold (5x4mm)     Forty-four vibrant blue sapphires are highlighted with a semi-bezel setting, and interspersed with brilliant prong-set diamonds.
Sapphire and Diamond Necklace in 18k White Gold (5x4mm)
Forty-four vibrant blue sapphires are highlighted with a semi-bezel setting, and interspersed with brilliant prong-set diamonds.
3.03-Carat Emerald Cut Diamond
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Brilliant Emerald Cut Diamond Eternity Ring in Platinum (7.00 ct. tw.)     Extraordinarily scintillating, this 7 carat diamond eternity ring showcases twenty perfectly matched brilliant emerald-cut diamonds set in enduring platinum.
Brilliant Emerald Cut Diamond Eternity Ring in Platinum (7.00 ct. tw.)
Extraordinarily scintillating, this 7 carat diamond eternity ring showcases twenty perfectly matched brilliant emerald-cut diamonds set in enduring platinum.
1 Carat Preset Petite Solitaire Engagement Ring in Platinum     This classic engagement ring features a preset 1-carat round near-colorless center diamond, set in an enduring platinum solitaire setting. Each ring will be accompanied by a GIA grading report and a complimentary appraisal.
1 Carat Preset Petite Solitaire Engagement Ring in Platinum
This classic engagement ring features a preset 1-carat round near-colorless center diamond, set in an enduring platinum solitaire setting. Each ring will be accompanied by a GIA grading report and a complimentary appraisal.
Oval Ruby and Half-Moon Diamond Three-Stone Ring in Platinum (3.04 ct center)     Classic and beautiful, this ruby and diamond ring features an oval ruby nestled between two brilliant half-moon diamonds set in enduring platinum.
Oval Ruby and Half-Moon Diamond Three-Stone Ring in Platinum (3.04 ct center)
Classic and beautiful, this ruby and diamond ring features an oval ruby nestled between two brilliant half-moon diamonds set in enduring platinum.
Ruby and Diamond Halo Bracelet in 14k White Gold (5x4mm)     Captivating in color, this bracelet features vibrant ruby gemstones accented with a halo of sparkling round diamonds framed in 14k white gold.
Ruby and Diamond Halo Bracelet in 14k White Gold (5x4mm)
Captivating in color, this bracelet features vibrant ruby gemstones accented with a halo of sparkling round diamonds framed in 14k white gold.
Tanzanite and Diamond Halo Split Shank Ring in 18k White Gold (10.88ct center) (14.2mm)     Perfectly stunning, this gemstone and diamond ring features an impressive vivid tanzanite with a pavé diamond halo intricately set in 18k white gold.
Tanzanite and Diamond Halo Split Shank Ring in 18k White Gold (10.88ct center) (14.2mm)
Perfectly stunning, this gemstone and diamond ring features an impressive vivid tanzanite with a pavé diamond halo intricately set in 18k white gold.
Pear Shape Tanzanite and Diamond Link Earrings in 18k White Gold (6.68 ct tw) (11x8mm)     The brilliance of color is captured in these tanzanite and diamond earrings featuring vibrant pear shape tanzanite gemstones framed by round diamonds in 18k white gold.
Pear Shape Tanzanite and Diamond Link Earrings in 18k White Gold (6.68 ct tw) (11x8mm)
The brilliance of color is captured in these tanzanite and diamond earrings featuring vibrant pear shape tanzanite gemstones framed by round diamonds in 18k white gold.

Founded in 1999, Blue Nile has grown to become the largest online retailer of certified diamonds and fine jewelry. Internet Retailer Magazine reports Blue Nile is bigger than the next three largest online jewelers combined.

The company is built on a unique idea: choosing an engagement ring doesn’t have to be complicated. Diamonds can be simple to understand. Making the right choice can be easy. This unique approach and reputation for excellence has gained notice from publications such as The New York Times, Forbes, and Money.

Blue Nile is a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol NILE. The company has been awarded the Bizrate.com Circle of Excellence Platinum Award, which recognizes the best in online customer service as ranked by actual consumers. Blue Nile is the only jeweler to have ever received this award, and has done so every year since 2002.

At Blue Nile you’ll find high-quality diamonds certified by the most respected independent diamond grading labs. You can create your own jewelry — choose the right diamond and we’ll set it in your favorite earring, pendant, or ring design. Every order is shipped free, guaranteed and returnable within 30 days, so you can be sure you made the right decision.

 

Stunning Jewelry at Sun Jewelry

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15.86 Carat Emerald & Diamond 14Kt White & Yellow Gold Ring

Sun Jewelry is an international fine jewelry manufacturing company with over 30 years of experience located in the heart of the largest wholesale jewelry district, Los Angeles, California.




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Sun Jewelry 4.54 Carat Manda Diamond 18Kt White Gold Engagement Ring
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Sun Jewelry 4.36 Carat Marcella4 Diamond 14Kt White Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
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9.00 Carat Checkerboard Pink Sapphire & Diamond 18Kt White Gold Ring
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12.59 Carat Ceylon Sapphire & Diamond 14Kt Gold Ring
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9.17 Carat Sapphire & Diamond 14Kt White Gold Ring
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3.50 Carat Trine Diamond 14Kt White Gold Engagement Ring
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10.35 Carat Oval Sapphire & Invisible Set Diamond 14Kt White Gold Ring
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3.91 Carat Cortney3 Diamond 14Kt White Gold Engagement Ring
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8.70 Carat Jayne Natural Emerald & Invisible Diamond Ring
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5.50 Carat Fancy Yellow & White Invisible Set Diamond Gold Anniversary Band
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3.50 Carat Brea3 Diamond 14Kt Yellow & White Gold Engagement Ring
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5.42 Carat Cushion Cut Ceylon Sapphire & Diamond Platinum Ring
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3.58 Carat Carlie Diamond 14Kt Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
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9.50 Carat Madeline Sapphire & Diamond Ring
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4.47 Carat Claudia3 Diamond 18Kt White Gold Engagement Ring
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Gorgeous Diamond Engagement Ring

Sun Jewelry is an international fine jewelry manufacturing company with over 30 years of experience located in the heart of the largest wholesale jewelry district, Los Angeles, California. They also have a distribution showroom in Hershey, Pennsylvania that is easily accessible from New York (3 hours), Philadelphia (1.5 hours), Baltimore/Washington Metro area (2 hours), and all points in between. For those who cannot come to the showroom, the web site offers a wealth of options. From the instant pricing system, which allows you to build your own jewelry, to our 24 hours a day, seven days a week email/phone customer care staff, they are confident you will be impressed by our offerings. Not many Internet jewelers can give you the option of conveniently shopping online or in an actual showroom where you can see the jewelry in person and this is what sets us apart. Also, their generous 30 day, no-questions asked return policy makes your online shopping experience much more enjoyable.

Sun Jewelry frequently receive e-mails from curious clients who wonder why our prices are so low or how we can so easily customize designs to accommodate different shapes and sizes to their liking. The answer is simple. Sun Jewelry manufacture and design all of their jewelry; you are purchasing directly from the source. All of the designs are made through state of the art, technologically advanced equipment. Sun Jewelry designs are produced through “Matrix” software that generates 3-D CAD images. These CAD images can be changed to accommodate any diamond shape or size and then reproduced exactly from our computer driven wax/mold machines. From this perfectly produced mold, the artisans painstakingly complete these works of art by hand to create stunning jewelry as unique as you. Sun Jewelry began its business selling only to wholesalers and retail jewelry stores, but with the dawn of the Internet, they are able to sell directly to our online clients without interfering with our jewelry store friends.


 Sun Jewelry invites you to “shop around” and then come back to Sun Jewelry. You will be amazed at their prices, quality, and designs. Sun Jewelries custom engagement rings and exquisite jewelry are contributed by their talented, award winning designers and wax carvers who take pride in their workmanship. The designers have years of experience working in both gold and platinum. Their skill and craftsmanship have been unparalleled in the jewelry business. Each piece that is manufactured by hand is a work of art and a labor of love, which is perfect to give to the one YOU love. The designs are Copyrighted, which ensures that you will not find these pieces in your local jewelry stores (unless they purchased them from us).


 Sun Jewelry also carry a very large selection of diamonds in all shapes and sizes. Their diamonds are sold with and without G.I A. & E.G.L. certificates. All of your purchases will be forwarded with a certificate of appraisal (certificate of evaluation) for insurance purposes.

Sun Jewelry welcome national and international inquiries through e-mail or a toll free phone number, with hope that clients on the Internet will take advantage of Sun Jewelry’s prices.

You may contact Sun Jewelry by telephone, email, or in person. If you would like to speak to us by telephone, please call at (888) 743-1067. If you would like to drop Sun Jewelry an e-mail, please send your e-mails to the appropriate department. For general information about Sun Jewelry and general customer service, send e-mail requests to Info@SunJewelry.Com. If your question is regarding product information, please send your e-mail request to Sales@SunJewelry.Com. By sending your e-mail to the appropriate department, Sun Jewelry can expedite our response to your valuable questions.

If you would like to visit them in person, feel free to stop by the showroom during normal business hours. The Los Angeles show room is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. by appointment only. Sun Jewelry is also open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. They recommend that you call us in advance to schedule an appointment. This will ensure adequate and full attention to your needs. If you would like to get directions to the showroom, or if you would like to arrange a time to visit in person, please call at (888) 743-1067.




Gorgeous 15.86 Carat Emerald & Diamond 14Kt White & Yellow Gold Ring at Sun Jewelry

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15.86 Carat Emerald & Diamond 14Kt White & Yellow Gold Ring Front and Side View
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15.86 Carat Emerald & Diamond 14Kt White & Yellow Gold Ring

This massive emerald and diamond ring will stun your visual senses as its colorful appeal further delights you. A breathtaking, genuine emerald with a highly impressive weight of 10.60 carats starts off the design. This emerald has a gorgeous and rich color hue that is rare to find, while natural inclusions, present in all emeralds accents its unique character. Enhancing the four corners of the emerald are glittering baguette cut diamonds while princess cut diamonds surrounds the rest of the emerald and spills down the shank of the ring into an invisible setting. The baguettes have a total weight of .86 carats and the princess cut diamonds total 4.00 carats. These diamonds range in clarity from Vs2-Si1 with a color grade ranging from H-I. This exquisitely crafted ring is made of 14kt. white gold accented by yellow gold with a total metal weight of 22.00 grams.

 

Gorgeous Jewelry Designs by Alex Soldier





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The Artist: Russian-born jeweler Alex Soldier’s one-of-a-kind designs—which he constructs with the aid of a high-powered microscope in his Times Square studio—range from sleek geometric forms to nature-inspired creations, and all share refined technical detailing and hand-craftsmanship. Formerly a computer engineer, he quickly climbed the ranks at a jewelry plant in Russia’s Ural region, becoming head designer at age 25. After moving to New York, he founded his own brand in 1996.




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Technique: Each design begins with a hand-carved wax model that consists of a few components that Soldier creates in his studio.
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His team of artists—none of whom had prior formal jewelry training—work alongside him to finish the final product, helping to craft the intricate metal bases that ultimately hold colorful gemstones like peridot, emerald, and aquamarine. “My designs require one to step outside the boundaries of traditional craftsmanship, so any previous jewelry training is a disadvantage,” says Soldier, noting that formulaic techniques have no place in his studio. “I train from scratch so that my team may have an expanded vision instead of set design structure in their mind.” Soldier typically applies texture to the jewelry’s metal in stages, using stainless-steel tools that he invented. He layers textures until the desired surface is achieved. For example, the 18-karat gold face of a curious snail peeking out from its brown shell (gold and platinum bejeweled with diamonds, sapphires, garnets, and citrines) is finely stippled to mimic the mollusk’s natural gleam ($25,000). Each piece can take anywhere from two weeks to four months to complete.

Jewelry: Soldier’s diverse repertoire, inventive use of textured metals, and meticulous gem placement reflect his creative and technical depths. Whether crafting a sunflower ring (in 18-karat yellow, rose, and white gold) with delicately drooping yellow-diamond petals and green-tsavorite leaves ($19,500) or a luminous 18-karat gold ring topped with an arching rainbow of delicate diamonds, amethysts, citrines, sapphires, aquamarines, tsavorites, and garnets ($19,500), Soldier’s jewelry is, as he describes, “a constantly evolving combination of shape, color, and texture” made to be unforgettable and undefinable. “The beauty of my jewelry lies in the way it blurs the line between fine ornament and miniature sculpture.” Where to Get It: Clients can contact Soldier directly to schedule an appointment, and his collections are available at select Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue stores, as well as Neiman Marcus online



H.I.M Empress Eugenie of The French Corsage

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The Sapphires of Empress Eugenie
The Sapphires of Empress Eugenie



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H.I.M Empress Eugenie of The French Corsage
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Eugénie, the last Empress of France, whose passion for jewellery .

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H.I.M Empress Eugenie of The French Corsage

Emerald Devant de Corsage designed by Mellerio dits Meller for Empress Eugénie, the wife of Napoleon III, Emperor of the French. Mid 19th century.

There is nothing more exciting in the jewellery world than a jewel with royal provenance, especially when said jewel has not been seen at auction for over 125 years.

Empress Eugenie, the wife of Napoleon III, was the leader of European fashion and assembled a large collection of jewels. From the beginning of her reign in 1853, Empress Eugenie did much to enhance the reputation of the French haute joaillerie, which at the time supplied the whole of Europe. She favored the famous Parisian firm Bapst, being the court jewellers for over 200 years at the time, for its very subtle designs in the form of foliage from which hung aiguillettes or pampilles.

 




Paraiba tourmalines: a stone whose story is every bit as fascinating as its color

Discovered in the 1980s in the Brazilian state of Paraiba, neon-bright Paraiba tourmalines quickly became one the most sought-after gems in the world.

In just a few decades, Paraiba tourmalines have taken on an almost mystical quality. First discovered in the 1980s by Heitor Dimas Barbosa, who spent years digging in the hills of the Brazilian state of Paraiba on little more than a hunch that he was going to find something special, these incandescent stones have quickly become among the rarest and most sought-after gems in the world.

Almost every shade of tourmaline can be found in Brazil, but none has the vivid glow that distinguishes the Paraiba tourmaline, also known as cuprian elbaite. A product of the trace element copper, colours range from startling turquoise to majestic blue-green, but it is the neon-bright glow that appears to light up the stone from within that makes Paraiba tourmalines incomparable to any other gem.

To put their rarity into perspective, there is only one Paraiba tourmaline mined for every 10,000 diamonds, and a good quality Paraiba from Brazil weighing over three carats is virtually unheard of. So rare are authentic Brazilian Paraiba tourmalines that it is not unusual for them to achieve five figures per carat.

In a surprising twist in the Paraiba tale, in 2003, a new wave of luminous green-blue tourmalines entered the market, mined by hand in the copper-rich mountains of Mozambique and Nigeria. Paraiba-like in every way, with only minute chemical differences to those unearthed in Brazil, they are often found weighing five carats or more and have caused an ongoing debate as to what can and can’t by definition be called a “Paraiba” tourmaline. Some insist that only tourmalines from the Brazilian state of Paraiba are, indeed, Paraibas, while others are more inclusive.

Whichever side of the fence you sit, if you consider why this unique gemstone has turned up in two very different parts of the world, things get very interesting. If you look at the outline of the continent of South America and compare it to the coast of Africa, the shape of each indicates that, once upon time, the two are likely to have been conjoined. Which means, at one point, the copper-rich mountains of Brazil were probably a whole lot closer – and quite possibly right next door – to the copper-rich mountains of Mozambique and Nigeria than they are today. Fact or fiction? Nobody knows for sure, which simply adds to the allure of this incredible, one-of-a-kind gemstone.  

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Nourbel & Le Cavelier Paraiba tourmaline ring in white gold with diamonds (Nourbel & Le Cavelier, 23 Burlington Arcade, London).  




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Nourbel & Le Cavelier ring in white gold, set with a 19.25ct Paraiba tourmaline and diamonds (Nourbel & Le Cavelier, 23 Burlington Arcade, London).
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Theo Fennell Black Diamond & Seed Pearl ring in white gold, set with a 7.26ct Paraiba tourmaline (£19,500)




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Harry Winston one-of-a-kind cabochon Paraiba tourmaline and diamond ring
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Boodles Riviera ring in platinum, set with an oval 1.83ct Paraiba tourmaline of 1.83ct and diamonds
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Theo Fennell Mozambique ring in white gold, set with a 61.94ct African Paraiba tourmaline and diamonds
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Van Cleef & Arpels The Everlasting Light Ring is in white gold, with diamonds, onyx, tourmalines and a 10.62ct pear-shaped Brazilian Paraiba-like tourmaline.
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Van Cleef & Arpels Pierres de Caractère Lotus d’Orient ring in white gold, with round and pear-shaped diamonds, round sapphires, fluted chrysoprase and one 24.44ct oval Mozambican Paraiba-like tourmaline.
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A bright, attention-seeking heart-shaped Paraiba tourmaline is the centrepiece of this ring from Chopard’s 2013 Red Carpet collection.



Sapphire and Diamond Halo Ring in 18k White Gold $6,000 atElegantly refined, this gemstone and diamond ring showcases a vibrant round blue sapphire accented with a halo of sparkling round diamonds framed in 18k white gold. Click Photo Below To View More Details




Rubies coming out of Africa fill the void left by Burmese rubies with their flashes of rich red

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One-of-a-kind Niquesa Rose of the Desert ring set with a central Gemfields ruby and Gemfields emeralds, encased in diamonds.

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5.00-Carat Rare GRS-Certified Unheated Ruby from Mozambique

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The ruby and emeralds peep through when viewed from behind in Niquesa’s Rose of the Desert ring

Rubies out of Africa fill the void left by Burmese rubies with their flashes of rich red

With prized Burmese ruby mines virtually depleted, gem hunters have turned to Africa in their quest to find the perfect red gem.

Gemfields, a mining company dedicated to conquering the colored gemstone market, has added a larger number and more consistent quality of rubies to the supply chain, from its Montepuez ruby mine in Mozambique. This new source is having a considerable impact on the global ruby market. Last December, Gemfields reported that its auction of Mozambique rubies raised $43.3 million – the highest in its history.

 

Gemfields is the world’s leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones. We specialize in high-quality emeralds and amethysts from Zambia and more recently rubies from Mozambique.

“Our approach has set new benchmarks for environmental, social and safety practices – a fact of which we are very proud. Our direct involvement in each step of the process is unique, and allows us to provide discerning customers the assurance they require of the responsible journey their gemstones have taken from mine, to market.”
Ian Harebottle, Gemfields CEO

Ever since gemstones were discovered they have been highly prized — used as adornments and symbols of wealth and power.

Unearthing this precious material is a delicate business and although there have been significant advancements in the methods used; the final stages are still done by hand. It is very difficult to gauge the volume and the quality of a deposit before you mine, and the terrain is often inhospitable and remote, so in order to mine gemstones efficiently you first have to understand the land. This process takes time and experience. At Gemfields we have a team of experts who understand this very unique geology.

This knowledge, combined with cutting-edge technology and the use of the most innovative techniques, means that we are able to greatly reduce the impact of our activities on the environment. We have introduced the world’s first underground shaft mine, which vastly reduces the amount of earth removed per carat of emerald and the amount energy required to do so. We have eliminated the use of harmful chemicals in the mining process, and by educating our employees we have been able to reduce our emissions and waste.

AliExpress.com Product – CaiMao 18KT/750 White Gold 1.38 ct Natural Red Blood Ruby & 1.26 ct Full Cut Diamond Engagement Gemstone Ring Jewelry


Tanzanite jewellery: its rich blue hues ranging from ultramarine to light purple make tanzanite a highly desirable gemstone

What is Tanzanite?

Tanzanite is a trade name that was first used by Tiffany and Company for gem-quality specimens of the mineral zoisite with a blue color. Tiffany could have sold the material under the mineralogical name of “blue zoisite,” but they thought the name “tanzanite” would stimulate customer interest and be easier to market.

The name “tanzanite” was given because the world’s only known tanzanite deposit of commercial importance is in northern Tanzania. The name reflects the gem’s limited geographic origin. The mines are all located in an area of about eight square miles in the Merelani Hills, near the base of Mount Kilimanjaro and the city of Arusha.




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Tiffany Anniversary platinum ring with a 9.99ct tanzanite and diamonds.


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Chaumet Lumieres d’Eau high jewellery ring in white gold, set with a 16.50ct troidia-cut tanzanite, round sapphires, lapis lazuli and brilliant-cut diamonds.


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Arunashi handmade reverse tanzanite ring with diamonds. Available at Ylang23.com.


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Available at Ylang23.com, Arunashi’s white gold ring features a total of 29ct of inverted tanzanite stones scattered amongst 4.36ct of diamonds.
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This Theo Fennell ring is skilfully carved from the tusks of a long-extinct Mammoth. The 6.52ct tanzanite, set in white gold, is framed by 0.22ct of diamonds.

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Chopard high jewellery earrings featuring pear shaped tanzanites surrounded by white gold set with diamonds.
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TanzaniteOne Empress earrings showcasing over 50 blue-violet tanzanite stones
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Pomellato Pom Pom rose gold and tanzanite bracelet
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Irene Neuwirth cabochon tanzanite bracelet in rose gold, available at Ylang23.com.
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Theo Fennel Tanzanite Heart necklace featuring a rare 12.74ct ‘Meru’ blue tanzanite, spinels, diamonds and a freshwater pearl.
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Chaumet Lumieres d’Eau high jewellery necklace in white gold with a 45.64ct troidia-cut tanzanite, three cushion-cut sapphires, sapphires, sapphire beads, lapis lazuli beads and black spinel beads.
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Chopard Temptations necklace featuring tanzanite beads, diamonds, sapphires and amethysts all set in white gold.

Not discovered until the 1960s and mined exclusively in Tanzania, the blue beauty of tanzanite jewelry is breathtaking.

One day during the 1960s, a Masai shepherd in the Mereani Hills near Mount Kilimanjaro, in the east African state of Tanzania, found some blue crystals sparkling on the ground. He picked them up. And so begins the journey of tanzanite, the stone that has been hailed as the “gemstone of the 20th century”.

Tanzanite formed millions of years ago when metamorphic schists, gneisses and quartzites formed flat-topped inselbergs on the plains below Kilimanjaro, and the crystals began to grow. Eventually, some made their way to the surface, where the Masai herdsmen found them.

Tanzanite is a blue variety of the gemstone zoisite and has a value of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale, so care should be taken when wearing it. Don’t let it come into contact with acids or soap, and don’t wear it playing sports as it can chip. However, its blue beauty is breathtaking and it’s a perfect jewel for eveningwear.

The name “tanzanite”, and much of its later branding, can be credited to Tiffany & Co. Shortly after its discovery, the gem, which was then called “blue zoisite”, was introduced to the New York jeweller. They immediately recognised the uniqueness of this blue stone, but in terms of marketing felt “zoisite” simply was not pleasing the ear. They gave it the name tanzanite, branding it as a uniquely African gem.

In 2012, Tiffany celebrated its 175th anniversary with the launch of the Legacy collection, which celebrates the gemstones it has introduced to the world. Tanzanite features prominently, with one necklace featuring a supersized tanzanite of more than 175 carats.

Since then, tanzanite has made its way into the creations of just about every major jeweller. This summer, Chaumet has harnessed the beauty of tanzanite to evoke the deepest blue depths of the sea in its Lumieres d’Eau high jewellery collection, while Theo Fennell sourced an extremely rare heart-shaped 12.47 carat tanzanite for his one-of-a-kind Tanzanite Heart necklace. Its unusual ‘Meru’ blue hue – much lighter than usual – is named after the volcano in Tanzania from which the tanzanite was mined.

Joanne Teichman, managing director of fine jewelry e-tailer Ylang 23, has seen an increase in demand recently for tanzanite jewelry. “There is so much interest in tanzanite right now. One of our clients took a collection of five amazing tanzanite stones they had bought in Tanzania to one of our designers, Todd Reed, who designed a bespoke necklace for her.”

Mining in Tanzania operates primarily on a small scale, and approximately 90 per cent of the merchants are members of the International Colored Gemstone Association. This means that most tanzanite dealers have the reputation of working through legitimate channels to bring us these gems.

Tanzania continues to be the only place this stone has been discovered. Its exclusivity, combined with rich blue hues like a midnight sky that range from ultramarine to light purple, make tanzanite jewelry highly desired.

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