jewelry

A Jewel of the Sea: Aquamarine

Aquamarine, with its range of stunning blue hues, is a gemstone that certainly lives up to its name. Derived from the Latin phrase aqua marinus, meaning “water of the sea”, this dazzling gemstone possesses both a color and transparency that resembles the crystal clear green-blue of the… Read More »
The Science of Beauty - How Gemstones Form

The Science of Beauty - How Gemstones Form

Gemstones have reigned as subjects of legend since antiquity, prized for their outstanding rarity and breathtaking beauty. But how did these illustrious jewels come to be, and why do we value them so much? The answer is an elaborate puzzle that, without every single piece perfectly in… Read More »
A rare and stunning Burmese Imperial jadeite is the star of this striking ring

What’s in a Name? The Splendor of Imperial Jadeite Jewelry

"Gold is estimable; but Jade is priceless." -Chinese proverb See at our beautiful collection of 'jade' jewelry here:http://www.rauantiques.com/special/jade.html Shrouded behind a veil of verdant mystery for centuries, the brilliance of jadeite inspired fascinating legends of… Read More »
Ruby Ring

Legendary Gemstones...Rubies and Sapphires

For thousands of years, rubies and sapphires have been revered for their beauty and perceived mystical powers. It was thought that rubies held the key to serenity and peace and could secure eternal love and happiness. The ancient Persians believed that the earth itself rested upon a great… Read More »