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.
Featured here is a yellow sapphire ring set in a 3D spiral concept in 18K white gold and diamonds. Unique, beautiful and an eye-catcher from all angles.
Each spoke is individually hand welded onto the frame of the ring, which is then followed by a diamond at the end of each spoke. Seated in the centre is a round yellow sapphire, akin to a budding flower.
Our feature this month focuses on setting and design. Our client is truly someone special who chose to be unique and dared to be different. By proposing with a tension set engagement ring! Not only was the setting and design unique, the shape of the gem itself was special.
Below is a trillion shape Rhodolite Garnet tension set with 2 large side diamonds in 18K white gold. Rhodolite garnets typically exhibit a slight tinge of purple/violet. This particular rhodolite has no purple/violet, instead is a beautiful deep red colour. The 2 sides of gold work on either ends of the rhodolite seems to magically hold and suspend the garnet mid-air.
For someone looking for a contemporary, minimalist and unique setting, this engagement ring ticks all the checkboxes.
With so many choices of gemstones out there, why stick to just sapphires for an engagement ring?
Spinels have long been used in fine jewellery. With lustre and brilliance that is comparable and sometimes even rivals that of sapphires, it is not surprising that its popularity has been rising in recent years as people become more aware of this precious gem. Unlike sapphires, spinels are typically unheated as well.
Since ancient times, spinels have long been used on royalty crowns and jewels. And back when technology was not as advanced, people often mistook spinels for corundums (sapphires/rubies) because of its high lustre, being very similar to sapphires.
As far as hardness on the MOH scale, spinels do not fall far behind sapphires, which makes them just as suitable as engagement rings and rings that one would wear on a more regular occasion.
Set in 18K rose gold that beautifully complements the deep red of this spinel, this spinel engagement ring is definitely one of a kind.
Oval rings do not always have to be oriented vertically. Right on trend at the moment is to wear your oval gemstone ring horizontally!
In that special, raspberry hue unique only to the Rubellite Tourmaline, its unmistakable glow is simply mesmerising.
Our client wanted an east-west oriented oval rubellite ring and she wanted to incorporate some fancy shape diamonds alongside the traditional round diamonds. And why not? Fancy shape diamonds instantly add distinct style to any piece of jewellery, definitely screams customised fine jewellery as opposed to store-bought, off-the-shelf pieces.