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.
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
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.
This beautiful, customised wedding band set gives new meaning to the term: Trilogy Wedding Band Set.
Our client who had first customised her unheated sapphire engagement ring with us had subsequently requested a 2-piece stackable diamond wedding band in 18K Rose Gold. This stack allows the bride to wear them singly or together on one 1 finger or one band on each finger.
The groom-to-be had requested for a truly unique wedding band. Looking for a design that reminds him of a river stream and more importantly, preferring a raw, organic look.
Set in a industrial, raw, and unpolished natural gold finish; this wedding band is truly a one-of-a-kind design. As the groom says “no matter which direction I turn my ring, no two facets are the same. So everyday, I see something new. It is truly a unique piece.”
Every element of this entire engagement-cum-wedding band set is 100% natural and borne out of Mother Nature. From the alloy used to create the natural gold band, to the diamonds and finally, the unheated, untreated sapphire.
Truly a romantic and beautiful trilogy wedding band set.
Pink sapphires are less commonly available than blue sapphires. Which makes for a very unique proposal ring. No less important nor inferior to the blue sapphire, pink sapphires come in delightful shades of pastel pink, medium pinks and hot pinks. One would also sometimes come across pink sapphires with tinge of purple. This colour is also beautiful – which is a story for another time.
Unheated pink sapphires are more rare and less commonly seen than unheated blue sapphires. Prices of unheated pink sapphires are catching up with that of unheated blues in recent years. Make no mistake – a pink sapphire should never be compared to a ruby. They are 2 entirely different colours altogether. Neither should a pink sapphire be viewed “as the paler sister of the red ruby”. A hot pink sapphire is definitely not paler than a ruby.
Set in a simple, uncomplicated setting, below is a pink sapphire that exhibits a nice medium pink shade. With such a nice medium pink, good lustre and loupe clean, this makes for a very pretty and romantic engagement ring.
Choose between ear studs or dangling earrings. Wherever possible, we always love adding abit of flexibility to our jewellery. Especially since we’ve already splurged on these rocks, it is always good to get as much mileage out of them as possible.
3ct heart shape diamonds on each side with 2 pcs natural south sea pearls in a detachable format.
Wear these diamond hearts as ear studs or…
as pearl drops!
Classy and fabulous at the same time, these will never fail to turn heads.
Green never fails to exude an air of mystery – and like all coloured gemstones, no 2 shades of coloured gemstones are exactly the same. Herein lies the beauty of coloured gemstones.
Here, we have paired a green tourmaline with green tsavorites for our client. The green tourmaline displays a beautiful moss-green, which nicely balances the apple-green of the tsavorites.
When pairing more than one colour or hue on the same piece of jewellery, if not done properly, could appear gaudy. Hence, when trying to create fine jewellery involving multiple shades of colours, it is best done under the discussion and consultation of a jewellery professional.
Every once in a while, there is the possibility to create something magical. A pair of unheated blue sapphire ear studs.
For ladies who love adorning their ears with that extra bling, will know the difficulty in sourcing for a matching pair of coloured gemstones. Yet indeed, we were able to match a pair of unheated blue sapphires!
Almost royal blue in colour, an unheated pair of blue sapphires is very rare. Mother Nature was definitely being very kind as unheated blue sapphires, as a singular piece, is already difficult to source. What more a pair?
Our client was after a simple pair of blue sapphire ear studs that she could wear a little more often. Something simple, elegant, yet fine quality. Notice the fine milgrain on the edges of the gold work? – this lends an air of vintage appeal to the ear studs. Very pretty indeed.
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.
A recently completed set of jewellery for an esteemed client who was looking for a complete set of jewellery for her engagement. Our client does not reside in Singapore.
She was intrigued by pink colour gemstones but was not sure of which gemstones were a good colour with nice lustre and brilliancy for her specific budget. After much detailed discussions and understanding her requirements, we finally decided on sourcing Pink Tourmalines to make a pair of earrings and a ring.
We managed to source an almost identical pair of Pink Tourmalines. However, due to our strict in-house Quality Control and exacting standards, we were unable to set this into a pair of earrings for our client since the original size of the gemstones were not an exact matching pair in terms of size. At Heritage Gems, re-cutting gemstones is not an issue. Photo above was before re-cut.
While the gemstones were being sent to the re-cutting process, we proceeded on design & sketches for the complete set of jewellery.
The final set below, completed. Sweet, beautiful and simple. Pair of drop earrings and ring set in 18K white gold with Brilliant Pink Tourmalines.
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.