Spinels, the August birthstone, have been around since the beginning of time. In its blue, pink and red shades, have often been confused for Sapphires and Rubies. In no way inferior to Sapphire or Rubies, Spinels often come in such a great variety of shades and colours, there is literally more hues and shades of the Spinels than there are the 7 colours of the rainbow!
The beauty and rarity of natural, unheated, untreated, coloured gemstones is that one can almost never just simply “order it”. Finding the preferred shade of colour often times requires patience and luck. And if one is lucky, one might just be able to also be in ownership of a gem piece that is both well-faceted and nearly loupe clean.
Most commercial quality Spinels look overly dark, with poor brilliance. These commercial quality Spinels look much less lively than preferred, with an almost “sleepy” look. What is commonly seen in the mainstream market / jewellery stores are similar to the 2 pieces below, or at best, a little more brilliant or a little more lively looking than the 2 pieces immediately below.
However, fine quality Spinels are almost never found in the mainstream market as supply is so limited, most jewellery stores don’t stock fine quality Spinels. And by “fine quality Spinels”, we mean pieces that look “alive” and almost “dancing”. Pieces which are well-cut, well-faceted, good clarity and eye-clean. To be in possession of nice, lively, brilliant and eye-clean Spinel is really dependent on luck.
Blue Spinels engagement rings are never short of stunning.
In our custom-blended 18K Natural Gold, notice that this shade of gold is unlike traditional 18K yellow gold seen typically in Asia. Chosen to be paired with this shade of blue-violet spinel, this custom-blend of natural gold works well for this blue-violet spinel. Under different light sources, blue spinels sometimes display various shades of grey and violet. This is one such piece although the camera did not capture the grey in this spinel at all.
What is beautiful about the Spinel is that it is usually and often an unheated, untreated gemstone. It is naturally brilliant and fairly eye clean.
With embedded side diamonds, this style is one that is both elegant and functional for fuss-free wear.
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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.
Again, true to our in-house quality, this peridot meets our minimum in-house requirement of colour, brilliance, lustre, clarity and cut.