Custom Order for Gino.
Design by Astrid
14K Yellow Gold
Main Gem : Emerald
Side Gems : Diamonds and Emeralds
Custom Order for Leonnie.
Design by Astrid
14K Rose Gold
Main Gem : Morganite
Side Gems : Rubies
4 White diamonds, 2 Champagne diamonds
6 CZ Baguettes
Custom Order for Véronique
Design by Astrid
14K Yellow Gold
0.51Ct Total Diamonds
3 Baguettes and 2 Triangles
Are your Gemstones real? Why aren’t they all the same colour as in the malls?
All the gems we use are real. Big Jewelry stores have to be consistent in what they sell, so they buy gems that are exactly alike. In some cases, the stones are heat treated to alter their colour and achieve this consistency. We buy our stones according to what strikes our creative eyes and imagination. This does mean that they may vary from each other.They will certainly be real.
Please note that some gems will be different from the pictures, like Herkimer Diamonds/Quartz, as they are all different by nature. Pearls might have a small colour difference, opals and moonstones have completely different light reflections in each gem.
We do used Cubic Zirconia too. It will always be identified. We use the best quality on the market, either Swiss or German Made.
What is the difference between precious and semi-precious gemstones?
The term semi-precious is somewhat misleading. It suggests that some gemstones have inferior value, which is not the case. Years ago, gemologists decided that 4 gemstones would be considered precious, and all other would be considered semi-precious. These gemstones are: Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire and Diamonds. The truth is, all natural coloured gemstones are rare and precious. Their prices are determined by availability, quality and pureness of the colour of the gemstone.
What are these : Pear, Marquise or Baguette names we see?
These names refer to the Gemologists Gemstone Cuts Chart. We put a chart above to help detail what each shape looks like. There are more types of cuts available on the market and it's always possible to ask us for a custom cut gemstone.
Diamonds have internal features, called inclusions and irregularities.Clarity grades the absence of these. Blemishes are imperfections that are found on the surface of the diamond, inclusions are said of those inside. Inclusions are mineral crystals of diamond crystals that are trapped in the diamond when it formed under pressure. Clarity characteristics affects diamonds and have a negative impact. The positioning of the inclusions have a great factor: inclusions on the side of the diamond will have less negative impact than inclusions that are in the middle of it. The most desirable diamonds are the ones said to be Flawless. Flawless diamonds are extremely rare and can go for top prices. Diamonds on the other side of the chart typically have inclusions that can be seen with an unaided eye.
Diamonds are expected to give an incomparable beauty. A well-cut diamond plays an immense factor on setting it’s value. When diamonds interact with light, every angle in the gem should affect the amount of light that is returned to the eye. Diamonds proportions determine how light performs when it enters the diamond. A diamonds beauty depends on 3 optical effects. White light reflections (brightness). Flashes of colour(fire). And the areas of light and dark (scintillation). There must be enough contrast between light and dark areas to give the pattern of the diamond crisp and shark look. The term cut is also used to describe the diamonds fashioned shape. The most common one is calls Round Brilliant.The other shapes are referred to as fancy cuts. Fancy cuts have different names, base of their shape. The most popular ones are:princess, pear, oval, emerald, marquise and heart. It is said that the cut of a diamond can determine up to 50% of its value. A high quality cut diamond makes colour and clarity less of a determining factor.
Hum, I think I’m reacting to your ring?
We use the highest quality of Sterling Silver and Solid Gold in our jewelry (scroll back up for more details). The most common allergies with jewelry are related to Nickel or Copper. Our Sterling Silver is 100% Nickel Free, and the percentage of copper in silver isn't high. Skin reactions are very uncommon with our jewelry. They do occur rarely for a variety of reasons. Some skin reactions happen because we wear our jewelry too frequently without removing them and cleaning them.Chemicals and natural ingredients can get caught between the jewelry and the skin causing reactions. Generally, if a ring starts giving you problems after weeks, months of wearing, it strongly points to an outside agent (cosmetics, lotions, soaps. Cleaning chemicals, etc.). Elements can get trapped under a ring and cause skin reactions.
Sometimes it can also be because the ring is too tight on your finger and not allowing oxygen to reach the skin. It is known that some medications, that change the body’s chemical balance, can also cause a discomfort.
If a new ring turns your finger green or black, we suggest removing the ring and cleaning it gently. Sometimes there might be a little polishing compound that stayed on the ring. That product does react a bit with skin. We wash our jewels thoroughly, but some can stay that missed our eye. Please feel comfortable to reach us for any issues. We take your comfort very seriously.
We would love to make wholesale items for local and international shops.
Please feel free to email us to get the Wholesale Chart and Conditions PDFs. (More information to come)