Whimsical, bespoke and fun!

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!

Her review below:

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.

Unheat Pink Sapphire Proposal Ring

Unheat Pink Sapphire Ring with Heart Detailing

 

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.

Pink Tourmaline Princess Cut Diamond Earrings

Pink Tourmaline Diamond Bridal Earrings

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

 

Red Garnet Bridal Dangling Earrings

Red Garnet and Fancy Diamond Bridal Ear Drops

With the use of fancy shape diamonds, one is assured that it is an entirely customised piece of art. Hardly seen in your typical off-the-shelf fine jewellery, fancy shape diamonds help to create a piece of wearable art that is uniquely yours.

 

Singapore International Jewellery Fair 2016

On display for the first time at the Singapore International Jewellery Fair 2016: 5+ ct Unheat Mozambique Ruby, Eye-clean with good lustre. Catch it if you can!

We will be showcasing full suites of Sapphires, Rubies, Red Spinels, Pink Spinels, Pastel Spinels, Tsavorites, Mandarin Spessatites for the year 2016! All unheated, of course. Nothing less, from Heritage Gems.

Locale: Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Booth F26. 21 (Thursday) – 24 (Sunday) July 2016.

Singapore International Jewellery Fair 2015
SIJE Heritage Gems 2016

Tips on care for your Heritage Gems fine jewellery

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.