When it comes such a fine quality gem this brilliant, one does not need a spectacular design to dress up the ring. Its colour, brilliance, lustre, sparkle speaks for itself.
A royal blue unheat sapphire with brilliance and lustre unparalleled, it is becoming exceedingly difficult even for gem connoisseurs to find such quality in today’s market.
In the not so distant past (just a few years ago), it was not uncommon to hear of and see top fine quality sapphires available in sizes more than 5 cts. Today, in the year 2015, fine quality unheated sapphires of such unparalleled beauty in sizes above 3 ct is becoming very difficult to source.
Below is a 3.2ct unheat sapphire we wished we had never let go. It is a bittersweet parting, because it will be a long time before we can source something of comparable quality.
Just what lengths would Heritage Gems go to, to ensure your piece of bespoke jewellery is truly fine quality? No matter big or small, our aim is to provide the best quality for your dollar.
Featured below is a small rubellite ring. Though small, it is of exceptional colour and extremely eye-clean – i.e.: fine quality. For those who are unaware, rubellite tourmaline is generally heavily included. About as heavily included as emeralds.
This piece however, is 100% eye-clean.
Nice colours for Rubellites should include the raspberry overtones, making it special and differentiating it from the mainstream pink tourmaline. As seen in the above photo, this piece has a captivating raspberry hue. “Raspberry” colour has indicated by Pantone.
Commercial Quality Rubellite Tourmaline
Above is an example of commercial quality Rubellite Tourmaline. Colour and lustre is not quite spectacular and also notice the large inclusion across the middle of the gemstone.
A recently completed set of wedding bands with engraving, in 95% pure platinum. Simple, yet understated elegance. Fitting of this perfect couple.
The couple is very pleased with their wedding rings. As the groom says: “I like my ring. Its nice, classic and comfortable. & my colleagues think our rings are nice too!”
In designing this ring, I drew inspiration from the rich history depicted on the stained glass windows of the magnificent yet romantic churches in Italy. During the medieval times, apart from churches and public developments such as town halls, only the very wealthy could afford stained glass windows as part of their architecture in their homes. As well, the most appropriate gemstone to be paired with the romance of this ring was to go in search of a wine-coloured gemstone – and no other type of gemstone exudes this exact shade of berry wine colour, except the Rhodolite Garnets.
For a piece of Italy on your finger, retailing at SGD2,980.
18k white gold featuring a 6.6carat Rhodolite Garnet surrounded by diamonds.