September 12, 2014

Peridot – the birthstone of August babies

What a spectacular, refreshing colour on this peridot. Almost vivid green, this peridot caught the eye of an endearing husband looking to gift his wife for her birthday, handcrafted fine jewellery. Though not just simply fine jewellery, but he was looking for a piece that features her birthstone. Peridot is the birthstone of those born in August – the best colours of peridots come in vivid green with a tint of gold. Though “classified” as a “semi-precious” gem, this does not mean the gem is any less striking or beautiful than a “precious” gem. A true sparkler that will light up a room just as much as any precious gemstone….

September 12, 2014

Colour, colour, colour

Regardless of size, colour is the most important criteria, followed by brilliance and clarity when it comes to assessing a gem. Though smaller than the usual size of an engagement ring, this unheated sapphire meets all our in-house requirements. A deep royal blue colour – fitting of the lady who spearheaded the hunt for her unheated sapphire engagement ring. We hope she loves her ring.