The Victorian Rosebery Pearl and Diamond Tiara

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The Rosebery pearl and diamond tiara, bracelet and brooch which belonged to Hannah, Countess of Rosebery, feature sizable natural pearls and clusters of diamonds-epitomizing the grandeur of Victorian court adornment.

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“The Rosebery pearl and diamond tiara, bracelet and brooch were at the heart of Lady Rosebery’s vast array of magnificent jewels, which rivaled those of the crowned heads of Europe at the time. They are a rare survival of 19th century English aristocratic splendour, as so much ancestral jewellery has been sold anonymously, remounted or broken down. Having descended through various branches of the family and survived the vicissitudes of fashion, the jewels were sold from a private collection for the first time since their creation nearly 140 years ago.” – Keith Penton, Head of Jewels Christie’s London 

This striking tiara was once the property of a woman said to have been the wealthiest woman in England, Hannah, Countess of Rosebery (1851-1890), and was an important member of a jewel collection rich enough to rival a royal collection. The Rosebery Pearl and Diamond Tiara has a base of clusters of large button (bouton) natural pearls surrounded by old-cut diamonds and a top of seven natural pearl and diamond drops, all set in silver and gold. It’s a versatile diadem with multiple detachable pieces; the top pieces can be removed (in the same fashion as the Londonderry Tiara , also crafted by Garrard) leaving the bottom row as a smaller tiara, and the buttons can also be used to form six brooches with the top pieces as pendants. A bracelet and brooch, each featuring more clusters of button pearls and diamonds, completed the set.

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The tiara dates from about 1878, the same year Hannah de Rothschild married the 5th Earl of Rosebery. Born into the famous banking empire, she was the only child of Mayer de Rothschild and when he died in 1874, the fortune she inherited made her the richest woman in England at the time. Her aristocratic marriage did not come without obstacles, caused particularly by religion (she was Jewish, he was not, and there were hurdles to jump on both sides), but they became an influential couple and her money financed her popular husband’s rise through the political structure. He eventually became prime minister, but she sadly would not live to see it; she died suddenly at the age of 39 in 1890.

Following her death, her husband stored her jewels for nearly 20 years, until their eldest son married and the jewels were split between their four children. Harry, Lord Dalmeny (the future 6th Earl of Rosebery), wed in 1909 and this set of pearl and diamond jewelry was given to his bride, Dorothy Grosvenor, granddaughter of the 1st Duke of Westminster and sister to the 3rd Duke. It passed down in the family and was last known to be part of the collection of the current Duke and Duchess of Westminster , because it was included in a magazine feature on their family jewels. It was sold by Christie’s in 2011 as the property of a private collector, where the tiara went for $1.9 million and the brooch and bracelet together brought in nearly $950,000.

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Kat Florence Designs To Fully Express Emotion

 

Kat Florence travels the world in search of the rarest, oldest and most sought after natural gemstones in existence. Once they acquire a rare gem the precise art of gem cutting begins. The size, angle and profile of each cut can capture intrinsic light and reveal the full potential of the gemstone.

Kat Florence design pairs the fluidity of materials with the radiance of light. The exceptional skill and remarkable craftsmanship of our jewelers and gem-setters allow Kat Florence designs to fully express emotion, excellence and brilliance while maintaining every minute detail of individual design.

Ultimately, passion is the driving force behind each Kat Florence piece.

Kat Florence is fortunate to be in the position to decide how to encase such rare beauty and aim through traditional craftsmanship to create a piece that will live forever.




NOVA ERA EMERALD
NOVA ERA EMERALD
NOVA ERA EMERALD
NOVA ERA EMERALD
NOVA ERA EMERALD
NOVA ERA EMERALD




18K Yellow Gold Necklace featuring Brazilian Nova Era Emerald (52.13carats) and Diamonds (3.44carats)

 

Ratanakiri Blue Zircon
Ratanakiri Blue Zircon
Ratanakiri Blue Zircon
Ratanakiri Blue Zircon

 

18K White Gold Ring featuring Cambodian AAA Ratanakiri Blue Zircon (26.24carats) and Diamonds (1.67carats)

Cruziero Rubellite
Cruziero Rubellite
Cruziero Rubellite
Cruziero Rubellite

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8K White Gold Ring featuring Brazilian Cruziero Rubellite (12.27carats) and Diamonds (1.13carats)

Russian Sphene
Russian Sphene
Russian Sphene
Russian Sphene

 

18K Yellow Gold Ring featuring Russian Sphene (13.90carats) and Diamonds (1.33carats)

White Sapphire
White Sapphire
White Sapphire
White Sapphire

18K White Gold Ring featuring Sri Lanka Unheated White Sapphire (11.61carats) and Diamonds (1.53carats)

Jewelry designer, Kristy Florence (Kat) has drawn inspiration for her unique pieces through her love of literature, music, art and design. Choosing to reflect her eclectic travels across the U.S, Canada, Australia and Asia, her range of jewelry has a real story and history within. Soaking up a plethora of cultures and environments, each individual piece embodies exactly that.

Having studied biology, psychology and gained a masters in education, as well as taking a position at an art based international school in Asia, Kat incorporates science and creativity for a truly distinctive combination; enabling her to express herself through her jewelry.

Kat is a firm believer in the way jewelry portrays personality, beauty, and even the journey of each individual, explaining, “I believe the jewelry we wear reflects the passion we feel inside us, our identity and desire to be pulled in a specific direction.”

Her style of jewelry is timeless. It exudes a romantic passion for life, which is inherent in Kat. She truly understands the intimacy and innate qualities of the gemstones and precious metals that adorn our world, and it is this that makes her jewellery so utterly compelling.

“The jewelry we wear reflects the passion we feel inside.”

 

Kat Florence is the jewelry designer and the lady of the GemGuys team! In this clip she talks about her experience of using Zultanite in her jewelry, why she loves it and how she was lucky to get her hands on a 43 carat piece of Zultanite to place in a red carpet pendant!

Unique 98.50 carat Paraiba Tourmaline necklace by Kat Florence. The necklace includes 145 grams of 18k gold, 1842 diamonds including 23.84 carats of VVS1 diamonds and the 98.50carat Paraiba Tourmaline center piece.
Unique 98.50 carat Paraiba Tourmaline necklace by Kat Florence.
The necklace includes 145 grams of 18k gold, 1842 diamonds including 23.84 carats of VVS1 diamonds and the 98.50carat Paraiba Tourmaline center piece.

 

“When I first saw this stone I wanted to set it in a jewellery piece with diamonds bursting around the Paraiba, a splash of diamonds setting the stage for this dramatic gemstone…..I love working with Paraibas, the natural glowing color is so magnetic. As the design developed I really tried to fuse a romance of the past with modern structure, to fantastic feminine effect. Creating a piece as elegant and modern as it is delicate and dramatic. ” says Kat.
  Kat Florence’s creations  gorgeous and unique creations which are beyond exquisite. Highly detailed with the rarest gems, this is high joaillerie at its best. Truly wonderful jewels which takes your breathe away over and over again. 







Martin Katz Passion for Gems

Renowned for his exquisite taste and an unparalleled eye for transforming stones into artistic creations, Martin Katz founded his eponymous company in 1988. The company, Martin Katz, Ltd quickly gained international prominence with a clientele that includes Forbes 400 business leaders, US Ambassadors and other individuals of affluence with a collector’s spirit.

18 carat imperial topaz ring, with two step-cut trapezoid diamonds and micro-set with diamonds, sapphires, tsavorite garnets and tourmalines.
18 carat imperial topaz ring, with two step-cut trapezoid diamonds and micro-set with diamonds, sapphires, tsavorite garnets and tourmalines.




Martin’s passion for gems has earned him wide acclaim for designing beautifully-crafted, couture-quality pieces inspired from his love of vintage jewelry – contemporary pieces with an ‘old soul’. Each piece is one-of-a-kind or limited in production, signed, numbered and made with meticulous attention to detail. His work has been auctioned at Christie’s and Sotheby’s with the hammer prices being significantly higher than the original price they sold for in his salon.

Throughout the years, Katz’s creations have adorned A-list celebrities such as Jessica Biel, who wore his earrings at her wedding to Justin Timberlake, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Sally Field, Barbra Streisand, Ashley Judd, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Annette Bening, Johnny Depp, Mark Wahlberg, Colin Firth and the list goes on. Having been one of the first to lend jewels to the stars on the Red Carpet, he opened doors for the many others that do so today. Los Angeles Magazine wrote, “[Katz] has taken on Tinseltown like a fairy gem father, adorning stars with glittering rocks for their time in the spotlight and no doubt making such establishment jewelers as Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier turn green with envy in the process.”

Cushion rose-cut diamond of 4.38 carats; surrounded by 12 French-cut diamonds of 2.87 carats; and micro-set with 302 brilliant round diamonds on the band. Set in platinum.
Cushion rose-cut diamond of 4.38 carats; surrounded by 12 French-cut diamonds of 2.87 carats; and micro-set with 302 brilliant round diamonds on the band. Set in platinum.

Articles about his jewelry are regularly published and many of his spectacular pieces have adorned the covers of Vogue, W, Town & Country, People, Elle and InStyle magazines, to name a few. His body of work is not limited to jewelry: Katz designed the Victoria’s Secret $5 million diamond bra in 2009, created jeweled sunglasses for Ray-Ban, jeweled cell phone cases for Motorola and most recently designed a $1 million perfume bottle for Donna Karan.




Martin Katz
Martin Katz

Katz attended Indiana University, where he began selling jewelry on campus. Upon graduation he moved to Los Angeles and became an associate salesman at the Beverly Hills Laykin et Cie, a high end jewelry salon located inside of the famed I. Magnin specialty stores throughout California, and it was here that he enhanced his knowledge and love for vintage jewelry and rare gem stones.

 MARTIN KATZ 9540 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills
MARTIN KATZ 9540 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills

 

Today, Martin Katz is exclusively sold at his Beverly Hills boutique and in the world’s finest department store, Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.

 

Paraiba pear-shaped cabochon drop, 10.46 carats; 91 paraiba cabochons of 70.45 carats and 141 round diamonds of 18.52 carats; 16.5" length. Set in platinum. Shown with detachable paraiba pear- shaped cabochon and diamond earrings set in platinum.
Paraiba pear-shaped cabochon drop, 10.46 carats; 91 paraiba cabochons of 70.45 carats and 141 round diamonds of 18.52 carats; 16.5″ length. Set in platinum. Shown with detachable paraiba pear- shaped cabochon and diamond earrings set in platinum.

 

Martin Katz, a luxury jewelry designer based in Los Angeles, is already an established and long-standing favourite among celebrities. Stars like Jessica Biel, Nicole Kidman, Sharon Stone, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longporia, Barbra Streisand, Ashley Judd, Jodie Foster, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Annette Bening, Johnny Depp, Mark Wahlberg, Colin Firth and many others have been seen on more than one very special occasion (like Oscar nights no less) wearing his designs

Gorgeous Spinel and Diamond Ring by Martin Katz
Gorgeous Spinel and Diamond Ring by Martin Katz

Recently, Kim Kardashian was spotted wearing Martin Katz diamond earrings at her wedding with Kanye West. Kim wore the “Tobey” stud diamond earrings surrounded by 100 micro set diamonds set in 18 karat white gold. The earrings were a gift from Kanye and Kim first wore them to Kanye’s New Year’s Eve concert in 2013.

Actress Eva Longoria wore Martin Katz jewelry to the premiere of “Foxcather” at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19th. Eva wore diamond “Toby” stud earrings. She paired her earrings with Martin’s signature diamond micro band ring. She also wore these earrings and a ring by Martin Katz on May 12th, but also May 16th, while hosting the 2014 Global Gift Gala during the Cannes Film Festival.

The jewelry by Martin Katz is available at the designer’s Beverly Hills boutique.

824 Tsavorites 21.47 carats; 278 round diamonds 2.25 carats; in antiqued sterling silver, 18K yellow gold and platinum setting. Contact Us About Our Nature Collection of White Gold and Diamond Necklaces for Women Contact the Martin Katz Team at 310-276-7200 about our Nature Collection of white gold and diamond necklaces for women. Our team helps you with a personalized consultation at our celebrity diamond jewelry store. We also offer private consultations to try on our luxury diamond jewelry pieces.
824 Tsavorites 21.47 carats; 278 round diamonds 2.25 carats; in antiqued sterling silver, 18K yellow gold and platinum setting. Contact Us About Our Nature Collection of White Gold and Diamond Necklaces for Women Contact the Martin Katz Team at 310-276-7200 about our Nature Collection of white gold and diamond necklaces for women. Our team helps you with a personalized consultation at our celebrity diamond jewelry store. We also offer private consultations to try on our luxury diamond jewelry pieces.






Exquisite and One-Of-A-Kind Designs at Green Lake Jewelry Works

Organic sweep shank ring with bead set diamonds, hand fabricated filigree in openings, and channel set side stones with criss cross pattern.
Organic sweep shank ring with bead set diamonds, hand fabricated filigree in openings, and channel set side stones with criss cross pattern.

Green Lake Jewelry Works is America’s leading custom jewelry store, where artists design and create hundreds of tailor made pieces every month right here in the Seattle studio. We specialize in unique engagement rings, custom wedding bands, and other one of a kind jewelry.



Sapphire ring with cushion cut 1.12ct unheated sapphire & 2 round 4mm (.59ctw) sapphires. Surrounded by Micro-pave set diamonds
Sapphire ring with cushion cut 1.12ct unheated sapphire & 2 round 4mm (.59ctw) sapphires. Surrounded by Micro-pave set diamonds

Seattle’s Green Lake Jewelry Works named America’s Coolest Store in 2012 at the NSTORE– the essential trade magazine to jewelry retailers across America – assembles a panel of industry experts to identify the coolest store; an organization that’s providing the aesthetics, feel, products, and service better than anyone out there. This year Green Lake Jewelry Works is proud to report that a panel of industry heavies tapped this stand-alone Seattle studio as the coolest trend-setting store in America right now. It took 16 years of hard work, tenacity, and the help of 45 talented designers, jewelers, and metal smiths who’ve relocated from all over the country to make it happen.




Classic Garden vine ring Green diamond center and flowers cast into place on each side of center stone, (6) bezel set round diamond (3 on each side) with hand fabricated vine work
Classic Garden vine ring Green diamond center and flowers cast into place on each side of center stone, (6) bezel set round diamond (3 on each side) with hand fabricated vine work

Green Lake’s artists come to Seattle from across the country and around the world with formal training in gemology, jewelry making, metal sculpture, or industrial design. The opportunity to work on something new and challenging every day remains as an enormous draw for some of the most talented individuals in the industry.

 

Platinum antique inspired design with custom cut bagguette sapphires and (4) 1.6mm accent diamonds totaling .06ctw. Wheat engraving on outside and piece filigree design on sides. Center can be set with the diamond of your choice ~.75-0.90ct.
Platinum antique inspired design with custom cut bagguette sapphires and (4) 1.6mm accent diamonds totaling .06ctw. Wheat engraving on outside and piece filigree design on sides. Center can be set with the diamond of your choice ~.75-0.90ct.

Jim Tuttle is the founder & President of Green Lake Jewelry Works. He’s been a Bench Jeweler & Designer, and is an early adopter & proponent of CAD/CAM, Online Custom work & customer experienced based retailing. Jim has spoken or presented at many industry events, including The Instore show, MJSA Expo, JCK Vegas, Seattle Metals Guild & Gemvision Symposiums . He is also on the MJSA Custom Jewelry Advisory Council. Green Lake Jewelry Works is one of the largest custom shops open to the public, with almost 50 jewelry Artists on Staff.

A stunning sapphire surrounded by diamond flowers and delicate filigree curls. At Green Lake Jewelry Works
A stunning sapphire surrounded by diamond flowers and delicate filigree curls. At Green Lake Jewelry Works

A stunning sapphire surrounded by diamond flowers and delicate filigree curls. At Green Lake Jewelry Works.  This stunning sapphire ring desire is one of many that we have shared on our Facebook page Eyes Desire Gems and Jewelry.  Green Lake Jewelry Works is very popular among our Facebook page viewers.  Green Lake Jewelry Works has exquisite and one-of-a-kind jewelry designs.

 





Exquisite Jewelry at David Morris The London Jeweller

24.56ct natural Ceylon oval Sapphire mounted with pear-shape diamond surround and micro-set white diamonds Total weight 33.01cts
24.56ct natural Ceylon oval Sapphire mounted with pear-shape diamond surround and micro-set white diamonds Total weight 33.01cts

 

The legendary career of David Morris began in 1951, when at age 15, he learned the craft of diamond mounting by apprenticing a master jeweller in Hatton Garden, the centre of London’s jewellery trade. After a short stint at London’s Central School of Arts and Crafts, he qualified as a goldsmith in 1959. Setting up his own Hatton Garden jewellery firm in 1962, David Morris quickly became an internationally known name as he and his design partner, Anne Seymour, successively claimed the ninth and tenth De Beers Diamonds International Awards, given annually in New York to promote innovative design.




Yellow pear shape diamond necklace with white marquise and pear cut diamonds Total yellow diamond weight 105.32cts Total white diamond weight 51.54cts with matching earrings
Yellow pear shape diamond necklace with white marquise and pear cut diamonds
Total yellow diamond weight 105.32cts Total white diamond weight 51.54cts with matching earrings

 

Today, the skilled craftsmen in the New Bond Street workshop bring Jeremy’s visions to life. Each jewel is hand-made, they are mostly one-of-a-kind and there are no mass-production techniques.




Important Colombian emerald necklace with white oval-cut diamonds Total emerald weight 160.59cts Total diamond weight 36.13cts
Important Colombian emerald necklace with white oval-cut diamonds Total emerald weight 160.59cts Total diamond weight 36.13cts

 

In 2003, Jeremy Morris was appointed managing director and principal designer of David Morris. Renowned for creating unique pieces from coloured precious gems in innovative shapes and unusual hues, Jeremy allows each precious stone’s inherent characteristics to inspire his design process. Under Jeremy’s direction, David Morris has expanded globally while continuing the tradition of adorning the world’s most beautiful women with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek, Yasmin Le Bon, Eva Mendes and Beyoncé all appearing on the red carpet in spectacular David Morris jewels.




6.00ct E/VS1 heart shape diamond flexi bangle with white pear shapes and pink diamond surrounds
6.00ct E/VS1 heart shape diamond flexi bangle with white pear shapes and pink diamond surrounds

 

For over five decades, royalty and international collectors have composed the clientele of the esteemed British jewellery brand which David Morris established in 1962. Jeremy Morris has since followed in his father’s footsteps and is now managing director and principal designer of David Morris. From within the elegant New Bond Street atelier, in the heart of London, beautiful couture jewellery is hand crafted to the highest standards using only the finest stones to ensure each unique piece is a work of art. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our boutiques in the near future.

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