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Gems of the Gems

September 14th, 2012 | posted by Ludovic Rousset

I would like to invite you to experience a selection of rare, unusual, and stunningly beautiful gemstones. The stones set in these fine jewelry pieces are set apart for being not only exceptionally rare, but also exhibiting the color and presence that are the finest examples of their kind. Less well-known and yet far more unique than traditional gems, these jewels are worthy of any discerning collector. 

Paraiba Tourmaline and Diamond Ring

Paraiba Tourmaline and Diamond Ring

Showcasing a jaw-dropping neon blue hue unseen in any other gem, this Paraiba Tourmaline is the most precious of tourmalines. This 3.15 carat stone glows with the extraordinatry vividness of the bright summer sky. Only having recently reached the market within the last few decades, they are close to being mined to depletion. The aura of this rare precious stone is fresh, spirited, and dazzles with vivacity.

Natural Almandite-Spessartite Garnet & Diamond Ring

Natural Almandite-Spessartite Garnet & Diamond Ring

Warm, rich red garnets have guided and protected mankind for thousands of years. The luminous stone is traditionally worn as a talisman, as it was believed to light up the night and protect the wearer from misfortune. Tradition tells us that Noah used a garnet lantern to help him steer the ark through the darkened night. The 11 carat stone at the center of this ring is a unique hybrid of two types of garnet, Almandite and Spesserite. Almandite gives the stone its deep wine-colored hue while the Spesserite brightens the stone with flashes of fiery golden orange. A timeless gemstone, a classic setting and an exquisite color with a tale to tell; this ring is a standout in any collection.

Edwardian Amethyst & Diamond Pendant and Brooch

Edwardian Amethyst & Diamond Pendant and Brooch

Inspiring and enthralling people for centuries, the regal color of amethyst is shown at its best in this stunning work of Edwardian aesthetics. The amethyst is extravagence in violet. The rarest fine color stones have been prized throughout the ages: Moses described it as a symbol of the Spirit of God, and the Russian Empress, Catherine the Great, send thousands of miners into the Ural mountains to look for it. Whether worn as a pendant or a brooch, this piece dazzles. A deep and vibrant violet seven carat amethyst featured at its center, the color and clarity are hightened by the frame of sparkling diamonds that surround it.

Natural Alexandrite and Diamond Ring

Natural Alexandrite and Diamond Ring

Natural Alexandrite and Diamond Ring

Natural Alexandrite and Diamond Ring

Mysterious alexandrite is famed for its sensational color change. This unique optical characteristic makes it one of the most rare and valuable gemstones of all. “Emerald by day, ruby by night, ” this extremely fine example of alexandrite will appear vivid green in daylight and warm purplish red under incandescent or candlelight. Seldom found in stones weighing over one carat, the 7.27 carat gemstone as the center of this ring is truly a tremendous find.

Whether you are looking for the “wow” factor from a rare gem, or a striking, one-of-a-kind color these pieces have something for everyone. This collection of gem has inspired for millennia. Now let them inspire you.

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