Tahitian Pearl and Diamond Ear Drops

A stellar pair of Tahitian pearls and diamond cluster ear-drops. At 13mm diameter, this pair of Tahitian pearls are of AAA, fine quality with no blemish and very good reflective lustre. Specially sourced on a commissioned basis, this pair of perfectly round Tahitian pearls are of superb quality.

Factors that affect price of pearls:

  • Roundness: Pearls are classified according to perfectly round, semi-round, oval, button, baroque, cercled (yes, you read that right. There is no spelling error – it is not circled).
  • Shine/Lustre: Excellent mirror-like lustre, very good lustre, good lustre, average lustre and weak lustre.
  • Surface: No imperfection/blemish, minimal imperfections, imperfections and important imperfections

 

Size also plays a big role in price point. Assuming all other assessing factors of quality being the same, the larger the pearl, the more expensive. For example, a 15mm pearl that is perfect round with very good lustre and no blemish would command a much higher price than a 15mm pearl that is semi-round, average lustre and has imperfections.

The pair of Tahitian pearl ear drops were commissioned to complement our client’s existing Tahitian baroque pearl necklace and we must say it is stunning.

The design of the pearl earrings were conceptualised from the natural environment of the ocean where oysters and corals are a part of the natural landscape.

At first glance, it seems the diamonds have been randomly clustered into a somewhat irregular shape. However, on closer look, one would realise there is actually symmetry to be found in the design and the placement of the diamonds. It makes for a very natural piece of art one would wear on herself.

 

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Colour-change Sapphire Ring

A unique colour-change sapphire. A blue sapphire with hint of sea green in daylight which shifts to purplish red in incandescent light. Though heated, this is definitely a sight to behold.

Colour Change Sapphire Ring Snowflake Design

Set in a duo-tone 18K yellow gold and white gold setting,  with diamonds aligned in a lotus-flower setting, this engagement ring is a feminine, remarkable beauty.

Colour Change Sapphire Proposal Ring

Colour Change Sapphire Engagement Ring Diamonds

Below is how the sapphire looks like in incandescent lighting:

This is the feedback from our client, who had never actually seen the stone in person during the decision making process. But with the help of a very dedicated fiancé and sister, we were able to create her dream engagement ring.

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Vintage style sapphire ring

With fine jewellery, one would expect that it is them who will be in search of that nice piece of rock, or that beautiful gemstone. But when the stars are aligned, without even realising it, the right gemstone will pick you.

And this is exactly what happened with this blue sapphire and our client. But this was no ordinary blue sapphire. It was a fine piece of blue sapphire (albeit heated) with a tint of sea green. Unfortunately, this hint of sea green is not picked up very well by the camera nor iPhone.

In documenting this hint of sea-green colour in the blue sapphire, we might be shooting ourselves in the foot as we might, very soon, get a a barrage of enquiries about whether we can source a similar blue sapphire with hint of sea-green. And in response to this, the answer is: this color is unique, rare and not commonly seen.

Vintage Style Midnight Blue Sapphire Ring

Vintage Style Sapphire Engagement Rings

Vintage Midnight Blue Sapphire Duotone Gold

Our client was quite specific in his design requirements. He had wanted to create a ring that had a slight vintage appeal, somewhat reminiscent of something from the victorian era, yet nothing too complicated nor dated. After some rounds of design tweaking, he was happy with the look and feel of the proposed design.

Some views of the work-in-progress photos below. Clearly before fine jewellery becomes sparkly as most people would recognise it as, the initial stages are very raw and organic. Which is not surprising really, as every material and component is God’s gift and the miracle of Mother Nature. Gemstones, gold and diamonds are all mined from rocks, earth and mineral components.

Bestowing a gift of handcrafted fine jewellery to your beloved is truly precious because  every component is 100% natural, earth-mined and organic. Every piece of fine jewellery has its own story. And every component; from the precious stone, to the diamond and the gold, has journeyed a long way from its origin – deep within the depths of earth, to find its way onto your person. A priceless treasure, a true keeper. 

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Engagement Ring Behind The Scenes

Saturated unheat blue sapphire in 18K Pink Gold

A truly unique engagement ring. Medium electric blue unheat sapphire in a 18K pink gold setting. Not very obvious at first glance that it is set in 18K pink gold. However, do a quick flip of the finger, and the subtle hint of pink gold becomes obvious. The devil is in the details.

This saturated “electric” blue sapphire has a slightly “creamy” lustre and a colour so intense, it beautifully complements that pinkish hue of the ring setting.

Unheat sapphires in this intense blue colour in large sizes (sizes larger than 4 cts) is becoming so increasingly difficult to source. When one chances upon this shade of intense “electric” blue, size and shape as determining criteria start to take a backseat. Quality of a fine gemstone is determined largely by colour, clarity and lustre.

 

Below: Unheat medium “electric” blue loupe-clean sapphire set in 18K Pink Gold

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Ice-Blue Unheat Sapphire

An ice-blue frosty unheat blue sapphire engagement ring just in time for a christmas proposal.

In the most unusual square-cushion hybrid shape and far from boring, this unheat sapphire ring is as stunning and as it is eye-catching.

Notice no area of the sapphire is facet-less. No area of the sapphire is overly dark nor excessively colourless. A well-faceted, fine quality unheat sapphire ring.

With a setting that resembles that of a lotus flower, this makes a gorgeous and classy engagement ring.

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Aquamarine Lapel Pin

Unique in its setting and cut of gemstone, this kiwi-shaped lapel pin is unlike any other.

This particular aquamarine, in a very calming blue is unlike most aquamarines that one sees in shops.

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Custom-designed in 18K white gold, to be worn as a lapel pin on a gent’s coat or jacket, it is beautifully designed as a push-stud concept making it practical and safe for its owner to wear.

For the refined gent who likes getting suited up with a touch of class. Understated finesse is the key word our client was going for in the commissioning of this lapel pin.

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Baby Charm Jewellery

The perfect gift for a baby’s christening, full month or one year birthday – wearing of a baby shoe charm bears the significance of keeping your loved one safe as she takes her first step into the big world.

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Above: Baby shoe pendant in 18K rose gold, diamonds and 18K rose & white gold weave chain

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Above: Baby shoe pendant in 18K white gold and diamonds with 18K white gold chain