And a silver six pence in her shoe”
An 1883 English folklore recounts that the old item provided protection for the baby to come and for good luck.
Have you recently been presented with some of your mother’s older jewellery? Would you like to wear it as a part of your “something old, something new”? A piece of jewellery that you could both on your wedding day and even after your wedding?
Older styles of jewellery, while it has it’s appeal, may not be as easy to wear with apparel of modern, contemporary styles. And sometimes, it requires a little more than a simple cleaning job at your local jeweller.
After redesigning, this pieces looks so much fresher and reminds one of Spring. Not at all ostentatious, dressy enough for an occasion, yet, simple enough for an evening out.
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.
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.
A truly unique engagement ring. Medium electric blue unheat sapphire in a 18K pink gold setting. Not very obvious at first glance that it is set in 18K pink gold. However, do a quick flip of the finger, and the subtle hint of pink gold becomes obvious. The devil is in the details.
This saturated “electric” blue sapphire has a slightly “creamy” lustre and a colour so intense, it beautifully complements that pinkish hue of the ring setting.
Unheat sapphires in this intense blue colour in large sizes (sizes larger than 4 cts) is becoming so increasingly difficult to source. When one chances upon this shade of intense “electric” blue, size and shape as determining criteria start to take a backseat. Quality of a fine gemstone is determined largely by colour, clarity and lustre.
Below: Unheat medium “electric” blue loupe-clean sapphire set in 18K Pink Gold
An ice-blue frosty unheat blue sapphire engagement ring just in time for a christmas proposal.
In the most unusual square-cushion hybrid shape and far from boring, this unheat sapphire ring is as stunning and as it is eye-catching.
Notice no area of the sapphire is facet-less. No area of the sapphire is overly dark nor excessively colourless. A well-faceted, fine quality unheat sapphire ring.
With a setting that resembles that of a lotus flower, this makes a gorgeous and classy engagement ring.
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.
Inspired by a gorgeous purplish blue flower, called the Jacob’s Ladder or the Greek Valerian, usually found in the northern parts of Europe. This special flower is a summer flower that starts blossoming at the beginning of summer in June, lasting through July. Hence, for the month of June’s feature collection, Heritage Gems brings to you an assortment of cocktail rings inspired by the Greek Valerian, that will add glitz to any of your outfits.
Jacob’s Ladder or Greek Valerian. Source: http://www.flowersgallery.net/summer/jacobs-ladder-specs-pictures-informations/
Above from left to right: Pink Spinel, Yellow Chrysoberyl, Magenta Rhodolite, Blue Zircon.
At Heritage Gems, our range of top-quality gemstones and fine craftsmanship of jewellery reflect the discerning tastes of our clientele.
In this Valerian collection, only the finest gemstones are used. We feature top quality in terms of brilliance, lustre, intensity of hues and saturation of colour. All gemstones used in this collection are loupe-clean.
Price range from SGD10,000 – SGD24,500 depending on the gemstone. Weight of the centre gemstone ranges from 7 – 9 carats, depending on gemstone.
**Different types of gemstones have different carat weights even though they measure exactly the same size.
A glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes; one of our craftsmen, hand-mounting individual diamonds.
The finished product: a beautiful pair of diamond earrings. 3.25cts
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!”
Rubelites, not to be mistaken as Rubies belong to the Tourmaline family. Fine quality rubelites are very hard to come by. Most rubelites available in the market these days are usually red, tinged with brown tones. Purplish to pinkish overtones remain the most desirable colours for Rubelites – the main body colour being red. Rubelites are traditionally classified by GIA as class III gemstone: meaning, this gem almost always has inclusion and is almost never eye clean.
Above: Rare, collector Rubelite. 16carats. Beautiful vibrancy, lustre and colour!
Rubelite Ring with a tinge of pink. Sweetness!