We’ve had a client come to us, looking to change his centre gemstone from its existing ruby cabochon to another suitable gemstone. It is in fact, often easier to change the design of the ring, keeping intact the feature gemstone. However, the original design of this ring made it simple enough to find a suitable replacement gemstone that was similar in shape and size so that they owner could enjoy a new look for less!
Below: BEFORE changing the centre gemstone
Below: The “After” shot.
The basic design of the ring had not changed. Our craftsmen did have to subtly amend the ring slightly to suit the new Cabochon. But what a world of difference it makes to the entire ring when the feature gemstone is a clear, beautiful piece as seen below.
Yes, the owner decided to ditch his Ruby Cabochon for a stunning Garnet Cab.
An incredibly eye-clean Garnet Cabochon makes this piece an instant eye-opener! Garnets make for great jewellery as they rank high on the MOHs scale of hardness. They are generally durable and garnets come in a variety of colours! With colour ranging from purple, red to bright fiery orange and intense green, what’s not to love about the garnet?
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.
Above: Baby shoe pendant in 18K rose gold, diamonds and 18K rose & white gold weave chain
Above: Baby shoe pendant in 18K white gold and diamonds with 18K white gold chain
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.
There is something soothing about looking into the green of an emerald. In a class of its own, wearing an emerald ring instantly lends class and sophistication to its wearer. Typical of colombian emeralds, the glow of green is a very soothing, calming deep green.
Emeralds are usually heavily included. Hence, finding one that is as eye-clean as possible such that it does not impede on the lustre of the gem can be tricky and difficult.
Our client wanted to set a colombian emerald in a beautiful vintage style setting, set in 18K white gold. Truly pretty!
For those who have caught the Tanzanite Bug, mesmerized by this blue-purple-violet gemstone – below is your buying guide to Tanzanites. The Tanzanite is a plechroic gemstone – meaning it will display different shades of blue/purple/violet/lilac when viewed from different angles.
A client recently came to us, looking for a birthday gift for her 2 daughters, turning 16 and 21 this May. Her request was simple – “I’m after a pearl pendant. A sweet, young design – ideally the same design, but in different coloured pearls. But I do not want the classic silver pearls. I want a Tahitian pearl and a deep gold pearl. Can you find me a nice deep gold pearl? I’ve heard that nice deep gold colours are hard to find.” Sure we could!
A ribbon pendant – 18k white gold, diamonds and Tahitian pearl, and 18k gold in oxidised finish, black diamonds and Deep Gold Champagne pearl.