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Mysterious Green Sapphire Proposal Ring

They came to us looking for a bespoke yet uniquely designed engagement ring. The main request was that the gem had to be an unheated sapphire. Not only does the centre gem have to be one-of-kind, the design must not only be special, yet classy.

The customisation process for this endearing green sapphire ring

It was truly a pleasure to work on this piece. Unheat green sapphires that are finely faceted, loupe clean, with such a beautiful intense hue are rare. 

A bespoke engagement ring fitting for the lady of the hour. At Heritage Gems, our art pieces go through a period of idea brainstorming and discussions, working not only with our jewellery artisans but together with whom the piece is intended for. Every small detail of jewellery, not left out of consideration and design discussion. It is an enjoyable process, both for us as jewellers, our clients and also our jewellery artisans. 

Featured below is an assymetrically-designed unheated green sapphire engagement ring. The bride-to-be was searching for that special stone, set in a design that was uniquely her. She said she was keen on a sapphire, but not in the usual colours. She did not know during the initial stages of the gemstone / design consultation that she wanted a green sapphire. She was however, open to trying on several colours. After trying on several shades and colours, she found herself more drawn to our unique shade of green in this particular Sapphire. It was not long before her heart was set on this piece. 

When it came to ring setting, she knew she did not want the usual halo design ring. “Surprise me!”, she said. And I’m pretty sure we did. 

What design options did we suggest? – Design consultation needs

Design brainstorming ideas were tossed and Mr B. said he was quite sure Ms S. would want something that was somewhat unconventional, yet aesthetically pretty and definitely a design that was timeless. They did not want a design that was unique, overly bold / trendy , but would soon quickly become dated. 

And so it was decided that an asymmetrical design was the best and most timeless way to spruce up a symmetrically-shaped gemstone. The final product was a a dreamy, mysterious green sapphire engagement ring.

At Heritage Gems, our customisation process of engagement rings and significant occasion jewellery is never taken lightly.

If you’d like for us to create a unique yet charming proposal ring that she cannot say no to, drop us an email at heritagegems@gmail.com or better yet, give us a call on 97716923.

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Side view of uniquely designed engagement ring

Stunning Green Sapphire and Diamond Ring in 18K Gold
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Whimsical, bespoke and fun cocktail earrings

It was truly a unique and bespoke piece of jewellery for a client whose style and personality is reminiscent of a time past yet ever so modern. A fairly abstract mix of jewellery is what our client loves to match-and-wear.

The gemstones were handed down to our client from her grandmother and up until the time she met us, was unable to decide what to do with her coloured stones! So we started with the design discussion and consultation stage. Ideas flowed and what eventuated was a whimsical, bespoke and bold piece of jewellery that she could wear with all her other jewellery handed down from her grandmother, in one great eclectic mix.

As with every piece of handcrafted jewellery that goes through the hands of our artisans here at Heritage Gems, right from drawing board to the final piece that ends up in our clients hands, great care is taken every step of the way.

Work in Progress Photos

From the jeweller’s bench, we provide documentation that shows progress as our artisans delicately handcrafts the pieces that come together to make the complete jewellery.

Before you know it, we’ve handcrafted a stunning, whimsical pair of earrings in a beautiful colourway of gold, black and red.

Voila! A pair of bold, whimsical earrings that our client is very happy with! Customised bespoke jewellery doesn’t have to be overpriced nor overly grandiose in design. It just has to be fitting and paired just right for its owner.

Our client review below:

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Imperial Topaz Gold Ring

What is the most valuable type of Topaz?

Yes, you’ve guessed right. It is the Imperial Topaz, which typically comes in shades of rich golden yellow, orange, (think sunset colours), to the most prized colour of Imperial Topaz: the pink-red, red hues.

A request came from a client to have a matching Imperial Topaz ring to her current pair of Imperial Topaz earrings (also crafted in-house, by yours truly).

So, we set about sourcing a matching piece of Imperial Topaz for her.

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Golden Sunset colour of the Imperial Topaz

We had crafted this beautiful golden sunset-hued Imperial Topaz in our in-house blend of natural gold, with gold purity at 18K (750). Making this ring in the traditional rich shade of 18K Yellow Gold would have been too much of a clash of gold hues with the centre Imperial Topaz.

Prices of Imperial Topaz

Often times, people are of the impression that the Topaz is an easily available, abundantly occurring, hence low-cost gemstone. This is however not at all true. Topazes come in several colours, including deep blue, teal, Swiss blue (bright vivid candy blue), light brown, brown-grey, taupe tones, as well as colour-less. Topazes in all the above-mentioned shades are not overly pricey and can be had for an affordable price. Prices of Imperial Topaz in a nice warm yellow colour for sizes below 5cts can range between USD 600 – 800/ct.

The joy in appreciating the beauty of the Topaz is that it is a naturally eye-clean and usually loupe-clean gemstone.

Imperial Topaz which are of a beautiful golden sunset colour and also those with orange / peach undertones, well-cut pieces will easily fetch prices between USD 900 – 1200/ct in sizes under 5cts.

Additionally, Imperial Topaz in the most rare colours of red and pink-reds will easily fetch prices of USD 3500 and upwards. Sizes above 5 cts are rarely seen.

Natural or Non-natural?

Most Blue and Brown Topazes seen in commercial shops are very often irradiated or heat treated to achieve these shades / colours. However, true Imperial Topazes are never irradiated / heat treated / chemical treated in any way. Hence the term “Imperial Topaz” is reserved strictly for Topaz in that distinctive golden yellow, sunset yellow, red and pink Topazes that are 100% natural with no heating, chemical treatment or irradiation.

Our client did not want for diamonds on her beautiful ring so instead, we decided to craft a ring for her showcasing a beautiful and elegant gallery (notice the curved, flower petal structure on the side view of the ring below the centre Topaz).

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Thank you for the shout-out Channel News Asia!

It is never a dull moment when it comes to choosing a fine coloured gemstone for your bespoke piece of bridal jewellery.

Head on down to Marina Bay Sands this weekend and enjoy our exclusive promotion of $300 off the project’s bill when you customise your bespoke piece with us this weekend. Valid only from 26 – 29 October, at the Singapore Jewellery and Gem Fair 2018.

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Join us at SJGF 2018, Marina Bay Sands, 26th – 29th October 2018. Exclusive Promotion awaits!

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We will be showcasing our latest collection of unheated Sapphires, Malaia Garnets, Tsavorite Garnets, Spinels, in a wide assortment of colours, including our new ready-to-wear collection.

26th October (Friday)  – 29th October (Monday), drop by Marina Bay Sands, Booth F112 to view.

Customise your art pieces with us at the show, in time for Christmas!

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Book a customised order with us at this fair from 26 – 29 October and take $300 off your total bill. Applicable to all customised jewellery, including wedding bands and wedding jewellery.

Quote “IGOCT2018” at booth #F112 this weekend. Valid only during above dates, only at Marina Bay Sands Expo Hall. Not valid post-event.

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What exactly is the Mandarin Spessatite?

What exactly is the Mandarin Spessatite and how rare is it? Most people mistake a garnet to have red or reddish brown tones. However, the garnet family is fairly big. Some examples of garnets used in fine jewellery:

Tsavorite garnets (Green colour)
Malaia garnets (pink, peach, salmon, pink-purple colours)
Demantoid garnets (green, olive green, green-yellow colours)
Rhodolite garnets (berry, wine colours)
Mandarin garnets (orange, yellow-orange, orange-brown, reddish-orange colours)

The base colour of Mandarin Garnets is orange, often times, with a yellow, brown or red modifier. Resulting in a colour that is yellowish-orange, orange with brown overtone or orange with red overtone. These colours can look nice but the best colours of the Mandarin garnets come in pure orange, with very little hint of any secondary modifier, resulting in people/consumers requesting for a “fanta” orange. Meaning the orange seen in the actual orange fruit. A zesty, bright, fiery orange. The area in Namibia that produced this brilliant, zesty, fiery “fanta” orange Spessatite was quickly mined and depleted in a very short span of 5 years. This mine is now closed. And with that, the production of “fanta” orange has also ceased, driving the prices for “fanta” orange through the roof, making this shade of orange the most prized hue in Mandarin garnets.

A special commission for a Mandarin Spessatite cocktail ring in a design that stands out in colour and is suitable for regular wear. It was super fun to make and below is definitely a fun piece to wear. Not your conventional gemstone with diamond ring but in a super stand-out colour surrounded by all-black.

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Redesign and re-set your old jewellery with us in Singapore

Ever had a bunch of old jewellery items that need refreshing, but you’re not quite sure what to do with them?

Below is an example of an old diamond ring and diamond ear studs that have been well-worn over the years and the owner wanted to have it re-designed into something else.

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Is it not beautiful after being re-designed and re-set into a diamond cross pendant? Re-design into a piece that can be worn daily without being overly ostentatious.

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Anniversary Ring in Organic Style (Singapore)

A ring that was customised as a wedding anniversary gift with 3 coloured diamonds to signify the couple’s 3 children.

A style that is unique, yet understated and wearable daily with somewhat of a cool factor and definitely not something off-the-shelf. The lady wanted a design that symbolised the pure, natural love for her family, husband and children, hence the organic-styled design of this ring. As with any family dynamics, there is always undulating up and downs symbolised by the uneven texture of this ring. But at the end of the day, everything comes full circle, symbolised by the circle of this ring.

What is special about this ring is that no 2 sides or faces about this ring is remotely the same.

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Round Sapphire Engagement Ring Singapore

Read client’s review below at the end of this post for their experience on making a bespoke piece of jewellery with Heritage Gems Singapore!

Coloured gemstones provide such delight to its owner. Because colour is so subjective to each individual, there is no such thing as a colour that is unattractive.

Blue sapphires in a midnight royal blue are as mesmerising as they are mysterious. As with all coloured gemstone jewellery, pick a colour that speaks to you.

Featured below is a heated round blue sapphire ring that is elegant, simple and easy to match with any outfit! Being an engagement ring, this piece has been designed for daily-wear with fuss-free embedded side diamonds. Diamonds are there to add to that spark of the ring but not detract attention away from the beauty of the Sapphire. Such is the beauty of customised pieces.

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Read on below for our client’s review on this piece of fine sapphire engagement ring!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Propose with our Signature Snowflake design

In their mission in find a special engagement ring that will commemorate their time spent in Singapore, this lovely couple chanced upon our bespoke custom service of handcrafting fine quality jewellery.

Their request was to find a beautiful unheated, untreated sapphire that would catch the eye of this very lucky lady. As her now-fiancee had put it, they were looking for a sapphire that would match the color of her eyes. Alternatively, they were hoping to find a shade of blue that reminds them of the ocean.

Unheated Sapphire, set in our Signature Snowflake design, with marquise and round diamonds, there is no better way to capture this Christmas proposal and wedding.

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Their next request was to have their wedding bands handcrafted by our master craftsmen. They were quite specific in having this memorable keepsake entirely handmade. In a hammer-effect, unlike most hammered-style bands found in retail stores.

At the year end of 2016, this lovely couple brought their wedding jewellery set back to San Francisco where they tied the knot in the San Francisco City Hall.

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Unheated Sapphire in Signature Snowflake Design

Below: The couple had very kindly shared a photo of their wedding jewellery taken at the San Francisco City Hall.

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Pink Proposal Ring

A proposal ring does not have to be blue.

Pastel pinks make for pretty and romantic engagement rings. Seen here is a round, unheat pastel pink sapphire, flanked by 4 pieces round diamonds set in a wave design with a heart-shape detailing on the cross-section. In 18K white gold.

Petite and dainty yet fuss-free, this design is evergreen which allows most of the attention to be focussed on the unheat pink sapphire.

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Pink Bridal Jewellery

Pink Tourmalines make for great jewellery. Ranking 7-7.5 on the MOHs hardness scale, tourmalines can be set into rings, earrings, pendants and even bracelets.

Let us not get confused with the MOHs hardness scale. For example, diamonds that rank a sturdy “10” on the hardness scale, does not mean that the diamond is invincible. It merely means that it is scratch-proof. Diamonds are however, not chip-proof or break-proof. The MOHs hardness scale merely shows the ability of a certain material/mineral to scratch another softer material/mineral. This means that if one were to bring a hammer down on a diamond or say knock a diamond on a fairly hard material or at a sharp angle (perhaps a metal/stainless steel joining commonly found around the house), that diamond can be chipped or crack lines can occur.

Below is a pair of oval shaped Pink Tourmalines set into a modern, yet stunning piece of art great for regular wear. And no, we do not require a halo of diamonds surrounding the centre gem for every piece of jewellery we create.

With Princess cut diamonds totalling close to 1 ct in total weight, this pair of earrings is also created as part of bridal jewellery set. No, your bridal jewellery does not necessarily have to be white nor colourless! Add that pop of colour to your white gown and definitely stand our from the crowd, in a unique yet beautiful way.

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Red Gemstones – not Rubies

A special pair of pyrope-almandine garnet ear drops. Set in 18K white gold with a nice mix of pear shapes, marquise and round diamonds, we create a very pretty pair of earrings in a romantic style.

This pair of earrings was created as a part of a bride’s wedding fine jewellery set, to be worn with the bridal gown. Set in a design that is special enough to be worn with her bridal gown on the actual day, yet not overly complicated that it cannot be worn more frequently thereafter, brainstorming such a design requires the art of intricate balance.

If you like a red gemstone, no need to yearn for a ruby (heat or unheat). The price of a unheated ruby is out-of-reach for most. So, will one settle for a heated ruby? Why would you? The price of a heated ruby is still far more pricey than most or all other types of red gemstones which are unheat, untreated and 100% natural. So why pay the high price for a gemstone that is heated, ruby or otherwise?

Below is a list of red gemstones that are usually available as an unheated, untreated and 100% natural gemstone:

  • Red Garnet
  • Rhodolite Garnets (exist often in shades of purple or magenta, similar to the colour of wine, but they do come in red hues as well)
  • Red Beryl
  • Red Spinel

 

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