A beautiful bride and a loving mother. Necklace and Bracelet in 18k white gold and diamonds.
Month: June 2012
Heritage Gems at the Singapore International Jewellery Show 2012
Heritage Gems is a local boutique jewellery design house specializing in both custom work and ready-made fine jewellery. We take pride in providing our clients with only top quality gems and diamonds, coupled with bespoke craftsmanship. Our team of craftsmen each have over 25 years of experience in hand-crafting luxurious fine jewellery.
Our unique yet wearable designs are tailored for the modern, sophisticated woman.
We will be at the 8th Singapore International Jewellery Show 2012, at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Hall this July 12 – 15. http://www.sijs.com.sg/
On showcase, will be our private collections open to the public for the first time. Also on display at this show will be loose sapphires, rubies, emeralds, tanzanites, diamonds, pearls and sem-precious gems.
Following this show, remaining items will be displayed in-store, also for the first time, at Delfi Orchard Mall.
So be the first to lay your hands on our best pieces. Visit us at our booth: J29, at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Halls A – B.
A fully customised beautiful pair of yellow sapphire earrings
We had a client come to us late last year, with a specific request for a pair of yellow sapphires to be made into earrings. She was after pear-shaped sapphires, in a nice bright yellow hue that would complement her nice tan, in an ideal size that would complement her frame and build. The key factors in looking for matching pair of gemstones to be set into earrings are:
1. identical shape & size
2. both gemstones should ideally be of matching hue and saturation (for certain types of gemtones, this criteria borders on near-impossible. Eg: Emeralds. This criteria is even more difficult to fulfill if the client would like for the gems to be unheated/non-treated). Reason: 100% natural gemstones may not be exactly identical in hue and saturation due to the fact that these gems are obtained from different locations within the same mine. Being 100% natural, no two gemstones will be exactly alike – Similarly, no two fingerprints will be exactly identical.
3. almost similar levels of clarity
So, our client’s request certainly was difficult, but for Heritage Gems – it was not impossible. In the early weeks, we chanced upon this pair of oval-shaped yellow sapphires, that were not in the shape as per client’s request.
However, this was not a problem for us as we have the facilities to re-cut, re-facet and re-polish the gems to her requirement. So our design discussions with our client began. She wanted the yellow sapphires to be the feature colour of her earrings. Preferring that pave diamonds (if any) would not distract the attention away from the beautiful colour of her sapphires. She’d envisioned the finished look to be simple, classy, yet stunning. Final look of the earrings are below.
Timeline for customised fine jewellery, depending on client’s requirements and level of complexity can range anywhere from 3 months – 9 months.
A close-up shot of one side of the earrings
The Valerian Collection – our June feature collection
Inspired by a gorgeous purplish blue flower, called the Jacob’s Ladder or the Greek Valerian, usually found in the northern parts of Europe. This special flower is a summer flower that starts blossoming at the beginning of summer in June, lasting through July. Hence, for the month of June’s feature collection, Heritage Gems brings to you an assortment of cocktail rings inspired by the Greek Valerian, that will add glitz to any of your outfits.
Jacob’s Ladder or Greek Valerian. Source: http://www.flowersgallery.net/summer/jacobs-ladder-specs-pictures-informations/
Above from left to right: Pink Spinel, Yellow Chrysoberyl, Magenta Rhodolite, Blue Zircon.
At Heritage Gems, our range of top-quality gemstones and fine craftsmanship of jewellery reflect the discerning tastes of our clientele.
In this Valerian collection, only the finest gemstones are used. We feature top quality in terms of brilliance, lustre, intensity of hues and saturation of colour. All gemstones used in this collection are loupe-clean.
Price range from SGD10,000 – SGD24,500 depending on the gemstone. Weight of the centre gemstone ranges from 7 – 9 carats, depending on gemstone.
**Different types of gemstones have different carat weights even though they measure exactly the same size.
A discerning client had chosen to have her bridal jewellery done by Heritage Gems. A stunning, fairy-like diamond necklace and bracelet, adorned the bride on her special day, complementing her bridal gown. Needless to say, this was a stunning bride. A complete set of necklace and bracelet in 18K white gold, totalling 7.07 carats worth of diamonds.
Our bride was quite particular about her jewellery. It had to be a matching set with her own pair of earrings that she had already intended to wear on her big day. It required one month from conceptualisation of design, going through a few revisions and finally the bride was happy with what was on the drawing board. The entire set was handcrafted in 3 months. Our pave diamonds are individually hand-picked to ensure a consistency in colour, clarity and exactness in size.
This being a custom-made order, our measurements of the jewellery were done with utmost precision. Notice how the necklace sits perfectly on the bride’s collar-bone, and the drop of the necklace sits beautifully just above the cleavage, complementing her bridal gown perfectly.
Photo courtesy of the bride’s friend. Diamond Necklace in 18k white gold, 4.5carats of hand-picked diamonds.
Diamond Bracelet in 18k white gold, 2.57carats of hand-picked diamonds.