On Trend – East West Oval Rings

Oval rings do not always have to be oriented vertically. Right on trend at the moment is to wear your oval gemstone ring horizontally!

In that special, raspberry hue unique only to the Rubellite Tourmaline, its unmistakable glow is simply mesmerising.


Our client wanted an east-west oriented oval rubellite ring and she wanted to incorporate some fancy shape diamonds alongside the traditional round diamonds. And why not? Fancy shape diamonds instantly add distinct style to any piece of jewellery, definitely screams customised fine jewellery as opposed to store-bought, off-the-shelf pieces.

We are glad she likes our collaboration!


Nature-inspired Rubellite Butterfly Cocktail Ring

We draw inspiration from nature for this particular ring which features butterflies. Butterflies typically flutter and hover above the flowers and the leaves.

Part I of our nature-inspired cocktail jewellery is a Rubellite gemstone Butterfly cocktail ring.



The design stage had gone through several revisions until we came to what was to be the final drawings that had gone from drawing board to our crafting bench.



Not only is this particular design different from what is commonly seen in high street jewellers, the overall style is unique in that:

  • the oval gemstone is actually aligned horizontally. Most oval shape rings are aligned vertically.
  • when the ring is viewed from top-down, its owner sees only the gemstone. The details of the design comes alive when the ring is viewed from its side profile. Which makes quite abit of sense, doesn’t it? As we wear our rings and look down at our hands, be it engagement ring or cocktail rings, do we not normally see the 45 degree side view first as opposed to the top down view?

Excluding designing hours, this piece required a total of 36 consecutive man hours to craft. This cocktail ring is relatively chunky in size.

Unless it is a design intention or requirement, Heritage Gems Fine Jewellery does not scrimp on its gold work. In the process of crafting jewellery (though not all jewellers do this), it is common practice that jewellery pieces are crafted with very thin gold work with the main objective of lowering costs, at the expense of functionality or appearance. 


 Side Profile 1


 Side Profile 2


Top View 1


Top View 2

The gemstone chosen for this ring is a Rubellite Tourmaline for several reasons. The inspiration of this ring was drawn from nature. We were in search of a richly coloured gemstone that is not only beautiful but one that comes in a colour no other gemstone offers.

What makes the Rubellite Tourmaline special? Tourmalines come in a variety of shades and colours. Generally the colour of Tourmaline is described by placing the colour in front of the word Tourmaline. Meaning, a tourmaline with pink hues would be called: Pink Tourmaline. A tourmaline with blue colour and hues would be called: Blue Tourmaline. A tourmaline with green colour would be called: Green Tourmaline and so forth.

However, a tourmaline with both pink and red hues is called a Rubellite Tourmaline. With red mixed in with pink, the result is a mesmerising raspberry colour distinct and special only to the Rubellite Tourmaline.

It took us several months to search for a Rubellite that was of the right size. It could not be too big nor too small as this ring is designed to fit an Asian lady. At Heritage Gems, we have several in-house criteria that needs to be met before a gemstone can be used in our jewellery.

Rubellites are typically not eye-clean. Alongside with Emeralds, even the “cleanest” of Rubellites generally have at least an inclusion or two.

This Rubellite Tourmaline featured in this butterfly ring is extremely eye-clean. Almost flawless. Rubellites are also typically 100% natural, void of an heating or treatment of any sort. On these 2 points, this Rubellite has already met with 2 out of 5 of the in-house criteria.

The final result is an eye-catching, rich pinkish-red nature-inspired butterfly cocktail ring. & definitely unique both in design and gemstone.

Rubellite Tourmaline Ring

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.


RARE Rubellite Tourmaline Ring

The Rubellite Tourmaline is a special kind of Tourmaline that has that characteristic raspberry hue. It is uncommon for a Rubellite Tourmaline to be eye-clean. Similar to Emeralds, Rubellite Tourmaline is classified by GIA as a Type III gemstone – meaning that it is generally accepted that these gemstones have many natural inclusions. Hence, if a Type III gemstone is eye-clean, it is a fine quality material which would naturally be accompanied by a larger price tag.










Photo taken in natural daylight

This featured Rubellite cocktail ring is a stunning 8.31ct, 100% eye-clean Rubellite, which is absolutely RARE. Surrounded by 2 cts natural untreated accent diamonds, set in solid 18K white gold, it makes for a stunning piece to wear for that special occasion. This is a statement piece that will definitely get you compliments.

Price: SGD9,800 only