Garnets have good hardness and durability and come in various colours. The gemstone & jewellery industry dedicates a special mention to the Mandarin Spessatite, which ranges from a orange to yellow-orange to deep reddish-orange or a deep orange-red colour. And within this special class of garnets called the Mandarin Spessatites, there is a special locale that produces that signature Tangerine Orange colour. These are the ones from Namibia. In a class of its own.
Namibia produces Spessartites that come in a bright, fiery orange colour. Pure tangerine orange. Not too much yellow, not too much red. Just pure orange, like Tangerines.
It is the Manganese compound that gives the gemstone that bright orange colour. It is best to view Mandarin Spessartites in daylight, as viewing them in yellow light or store light might result in the Spessartite looking more warm in tone than it actually is, making it seem more “orange-y” than it really is.
Below is a stunning, customised set of Mandarin Spessartite jewellery.
What Mandarin Spessatites are famous for is their high lustre, brilliance and best of all, they are normally unheated and untreated. While Mandarin Spessatites do come with some natural inclusions visible to the eye, it is possible to source those that are relatively eye-clean.
Congratulations on being a proud owner of a fine piece of jewellery from Heritage Gems! Our pieces are individually handcrafted to the finest quality standards that will withstand that test of time. However, before you go off and start banging your ring or bracelet on your kitchen sink, one should know by now that fine jewellery deserve to be treated with care and love. So please read on below on tips for caring for your fine jewellery by Heritage Gems.
- LIFO: Last In, First Out. Fine jewellery should usually be the last item you wear before leaving the house and the first item out when arriving back home.
- Avoid doing house chores and manual labour or washing the dishes with fine jewellery (especially those with diamonds or gemstones mounted on).
- Gently wipe jewellery with the cleaning cloth provided by Heritage Gems
- Do not clean jewellery with any type of chemicals, cleaning agents, harsh solvents, harsh liquids
- If, and only if, one has to absolutely wash your jewellery, just rinse with mild hand-soap as how one would wash your hands regularly with mild hand-soap.
- Store your jewellery in the jewellery box that came with during purchase.
Unbeknown to many, while diamonds are durable, they are not invincible to knocks and scratches. Diamonds are able to chip if exposed to knocks over sharp edges or surfaces.
Finally, as with all things, fine jewellery will develop scratches over time which is a natural process of wear and tear. To restore brand new shine to your jewellery, re-plating and polishing is always possible.
In case we have missed you in our mailing list, we would like to extend the invitation to drop by our booth at the Singapore Jewellery and Gem Fair 2015 this Thursday (22 October) – Sunday (25 October) at the Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Centre.
We are located towards the back of the exhibition hall at booth H117.
Our ready-to-wear collection is now available online at Reebonz. Click on this link to start shopping now. http://www.reebonz.com.sg/event/t11771
Shop online at Reebonz from now till 31 March 2015 or while stocks last. 🙂
We will be exhibiting at the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair this 23 – 26 October 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre.
On showcase will be new collections of sapphires, spinels, rubies, precious tourmalines and fine jewellery.
We look forward to meeting you at our booth C109!
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.