Fresh and Contemporary Jewelry Designs by Mark Schneider

The Brilliance engagement ring contains 58 diamonds, totaling 0.515 ctw. Center stone sold separately, not included in price.
The Brilliance engagement ring contains 58 diamonds, totaling 0.515 ctw. Center stone sold separately, not included in price.

 

Mark Schneider is a fashion forward designer who brings contemporary style to traditional engagement ring designs. His designs have won numerous awards, and one of his pieces is on permanent display in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Each piece is meticulously hand crafted using very high quality materials.  Mark is a third-generation jeweler, and his love for jewelry and colored stones began in grade school with a coveted gemstone collection. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree from California State University Long Beach, where he studied art and jewelry design. While in college, he enjoyed working with clay and metal, transferring that love to jewelry design. He feels fortunate to have the opportunity and ability to create jewelry with the finest rare gemstones available.




BLUE SAPPHIRE BRIDAL RING
BLUE SAPPHIRE BRIDAL RING

 

His clients are individuals who not only recognize the value of jewelry, but also appreciate the desirability of collecting his work. Many of Mark’s clients are returning clients, who are often looking for the next custom art piece to add to their Mark Schneider collection. He is the jeweler’s jeweler, having designed many custom pieces for jewelers and their spouses.
Mark is intimately involved with every part of the process, from conception of his award winning pieces to the final touches that make his jewelry unique and distinguishable. It’s this commitment to quality that encourages museums and people from all over the country to contact Mark for custom design.

Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC - On Pernanent display at the National Museum of Natural History AGTA Spectrum Award 2001 – Platinum Guild International - Platinum Honors, Division 1 Platinum ring featuring a 12.11ct tanzanite, accented with 1.89ctw of white diamonds. This piece is available for reproduction. Contact us to find out more.
Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC – On Pernanent display at the National Museum of Natural History
AGTA Spectrum Award 2001 – Platinum Guild International – Platinum Honors, Division 1
Platinum ring featuring a 12.11ct tanzanite, accented with 1.89ctw of white diamonds.
This piece is available for reproduction. Contact us to find out more.

 

Mark is one of the few living designers to have a piece of jewelry on permanent display in the Smithsonian Institution Gem and Mineral Hall. He is also one of the most recognized American designers of our time. From his bold color pieces to his unique bridal designs, Mark Schneider pushes the conventional ideas of jewelry design and constantly strives to challenge himself. His distinct perspective on jewelry making has earned him some of the most coveted awards and honors within the industry.

The Entangle engagement ring contains 49 diamonds totaling 0.245ctw and 41 sapphires totaling 0.205ctw. Center stone sold separately, not included in price. The Entangle wedding band contains 46 diamonds, totaling 0.23ctw.
The Entangle engagement ring contains 49 diamonds totaling 0.245ctw and 41 sapphires totaling 0.205ctw. Center stone sold separately, not included in price.
The Entangle wedding band contains 46 diamonds, totaling 0.23ctw.

 

It was not until 2001 that Mark noticed a lack of originality in one jewelry field in particular – engagement rings. He saw an industry often unimaginative and steeped in tradition. Mark decided to go against the grain and create something unique by designing a fresh and contemporary line of engagement rings. Just like his award winning colored gemstone jewelry designs, his engagement rings are clean and flowing, with nods towards architecture, furniture design, and nature. When designing, Mark places much importance on form and function, how the design looks from all angles, and how it looks on the hand. They are made to outlast the test of time, to be handed down through the generations, and each ring is truly a work of art for each bride to proudly wear.




GALAXY PENDANT IN TANZANITE Pendant with trillion shaped tanzanite accented with 0.38ctw of white diamonds. This piece may be reproduced in the gemstone of your choice. Please allow additional time to source stones.
GALAXY PENDANT IN TANZANITE
Pendant with trillion shaped tanzanite accented with 0.38ctw of white diamonds.
This piece may be reproduced in the gemstone of your choice. Please allow additional time to source stones.
FLOWER AQUA PENDANT Platinum pendant featuring a 21.68ct free form aquamarine accented with a 0.16ctw blue sapphire and 0.335ctw white diamonds. Price includes chain.
FLOWER AQUA PENDANT
Platinum pendant featuring a 21.68ct free form aquamarine accented with a 0.16ctw blue sapphire and 0.335ctw white diamonds. Price includes chain.
FANCY AQUAMARINE EARRINGS 14kt white gold earrings featuring 4.39ctw fancy cut aquamarines, 0.14ctw white diamonds, and sapphires.
FANCY AQUAMARINE EARRINGS
14kt white gold earrings featuring 4.39ctw fancy cut aquamarines, 0.14ctw white diamonds, and sapphires.
MJSA American Vision Award 2013 - 1st Place, Platinum Distinction Platinum earrings featuring two pear shaped tanzanites totaling 9.36ctw, accented with 0.28ctw of green tsavorite garnets, 0.954ctw of yellow diamonds, and 1.88ctw of white diamonds. This piece is available for reproduction. Contact us to find out more.
MJSA American Vision Award 2013 – 1st Place, Platinum Distinction
Platinum earrings featuring two pear shaped tanzanites totaling 9.36ctw, accented with 0.28ctw of green tsavorite garnets, 0.954ctw of yellow diamonds, and 1.88ctw of white diamonds.
This piece is available for reproduction. Contact us to find out more.
AGATE BUTTERFLY IN FLIGHT PIN 18k yellow gold and agate butterfly pendant accented with 0.60ctw white diamonds.
AGATE BUTTERFLY IN FLIGHT PIN
18k yellow gold and agate butterfly pendant accented with 0.60ctw white diamonds.
Mark Schneider diamond 14kt. white gold engagement ring Adore
Mark Schneider diamond 14kt. white gold engagement ring Adore







Exquisite and Extravagant Jewelry Designs by Russian Jeweler Mousson Atelier




Title «Pink Queen» the ring received for its "royal" diamond design. This ring is for a real queen!
Title «Pink Queen» the ring received for its “royal” diamond design. This ring is for a real queen!

 

Mousson Atelier designs and creates some of the most gorgeous jewelry pieces.  The Russian jewelry powerhouse of modernity, established by a team of professionals in 2008, casts the best possible light on the finest colored stones and diamonds, setting them in exquisite, handmade jewelry art forms. With showrooms in St Petersburg and Moscow, Mousson Atelier is working to spread the news of its spectacular, design-led creations in the international high jewelry scene.

ALEX Magic stone alexandrite changes its color from deep green to deep purple depending on the lighting, and of course on your mood!
ALEX
Magic stone alexandrite changes its color from deep green to deep purple depending on the lighting, and of course on your mood!

Mousson Atelier was founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 2008. The atelier came into being as a result of an alliance of professionals with over 20 years of experience in creating jewelry and collecting unique gemstones. Today Mousson Atelier preserves the family tradition of innovation and creates jewelry in a modern and classic style. Innovation in design and manufacturing quality are the key principles of the company. They attach great importance to creating jewelry that is ultimately valuable for its beauty.




1001 NIGHTS Uniqueness of these rings is in a rare ruby and cabochon-cut sapphire and sweet oriental style. Choose your own jewellery your character & mood - morning or evening, dawn or sunset ...
1001 NIGHTS
Uniqueness of these rings is in a rare ruby and cabochon-cut sapphire and sweet oriental style. Choose your own jewellery your character & mood – morning or evening, dawn or sunset …

 

They select the highest quality materials for our jewelry: 18K gold in different colors, precious stones of various shapes, colors, sizes and cuts. Together these components turn into a wide variety of unique creations. The impeccable manufacturing of jewelry is the product of the cutting-edge technologies of the jewelry industry and the high-grade handwork.

EMERALD The central stone - emerald of a rare form has an unusual tack, complicated in execution. It seems like the ring is paved with diamonds
EMERALD
The central stone – emerald of a rare form has an unusual tack, complicated in execution. It seems like the ring is paved with diamonds

 

In Mousson Atelier’s hands, the most awe-inspiring of gemstones take on a life of their own, basking in the glory of jewelry masterpieces where the material often dictates the form. Modern yet classic, innovative yet intrinsically traditional, the lavishly intricate works of the St Petersburg-based jewelry design house are poetry in motion.

NORTHERN FLOWER In the center of the composition is the rare blue sapphire that reminds a flower-bud on a golden stem with diamond leaves...
NORTHERN FLOWER
In the center of the composition is the rare blue sapphire that reminds a flower-bud on a golden stem with diamond leaves…

 

But while bedecked in gold and the finest of stones, the innate value of Mousson Atelier’s spectacular creations lies ultimately in their captivating beauty. Painstakingly handmade by craftsmen boasting decades of experience at the mastery of design, these bejeweled wonders speak volumes in character. They are unique in their self-expression, rebellious in their creativity, inspiring in their appeal, and elegant in their interpretation of nature and its wonders. Mousson Atelier finds beauty in the asymmetry of design and grandeur in the most exquisite of gemstones.

Mousson Atelier Jewelry Company is pleased to announce the production of exclusive platinum 950 jewelry ! The world got used to the classic “platinum” design. Mousson Atelier creates unique technology of precious platinum alloy casting technology,so we can execute any model of jewelry in platinum, even the most complex, sophisticated and fishnet.
Meet the first Platinum 950 Coral Reef collection ring with tourmaline rubellite 9,55 ct and diamonds!

Every bright personality is beautiful in its uniqueness. Mousson Atelier appreciates those who can bravely make a statement to the world and do not hesitate to reveal their identity every second. Mousson Atelier jewelry is unique, original and attractive – it is a worthy setting for an extraordinary person, whose essence it aims to reflect and emphasize.




A LA RUSSE Mousson Atelier is pleased to present the new winter collection on the eve of Christmas & New Year! Snowy winter, beloved home, warm family evenings - this all creates the mood of new collection. Very origin Russian ornaments embodied in our jewelry collection A La Russe.
A LA RUSSE
Mousson Atelier is pleased to present the new winter collection on the eve of Christmas & New Year! Snowy winter, beloved home, warm family evenings – this all creates the mood of new collection.
Very origin Russian ornaments embodied in our jewelry collection A La Russe.
BOTANIC The real precious flowers are blossoming in Mousson Atelier! Our jewelers have used various techniques of metal working, stone setting and Mousson Atelier very own brand style of enamel treatment to create this exquisite jewelry collection. The multiple layers add volume to the jewelry pieces and make them look even more realistic. This bouquet of flowers will bring you a flavor of summer and delight you and your loved ones for many seasons and years.
BOTANIC
The real precious flowers are blossoming in Mousson Atelier! Their jewelers have used various techniques of metal working, stone setting and Mousson Atelier very own brand style of enamel treatment to create this exquisite jewelry collection. The multiple layers add volume to the jewelry pieces and make them look even more realistic. This bouquet of flowers will bring you a flavor of summer and delight you and your loved ones for many seasons and years.
HEARTBEAT The purest and most genuine feelings infuse our «Heartbeat» collection with affection and tenderness of a beating heart. Every jewelry piece bears a heart-shaped stone – a much-revered embodiment of love in fine jewelry and a sincere way to show your deep feelings to your loved one. This collection will set hearts aflutter.
HEARTBEAT
The purest and most genuine feelings infuse our «Heartbeat» collection with affection and tenderness of a beating heart. Every jewelry piece bears a heart-shaped stone – a much-revered embodiment of love in fine jewelry and a sincere way to show your deep feelings to your loved one. This collection will set hearts aflutter.
EDEN Many extraordinary and breathtaking creatures inhabit our Garden of Eden. Precious gemstones and metals make them all the more special. Perhaps you will decide to take one of these magical inhabitants of Eden home with you.
EDEN
Many extraordinary and breathtaking creatures inhabit our Garden of Eden. Precious gemstones and metals make them all the more special. Perhaps you will decide to take one of these magical inhabitants of Eden home with you.
RIVIERA The name and the variety of colors in this collection are associated with the bright Italian and French Riviera, vivid and colorful houses and sun reflections on the water.
RIVIERA
The name and the variety of colors in this collection are associated with the bright Italian and French Riviera, vivid and colorful houses and sun reflections on the water.






Superb Craftsman David Marsahll Personal Attention Goes Into Every Detail

Forget me not cushion cut diamond and platinum ring
Forget me not cushion cut diamond and platinum ring
Phoenix Sapphire and Diamond ring
Phoenix Sapphire and Diamond ring

 

Superb Craftsman David Marshall built a reputation as one of Britain’s premier jewelry designers and has been creating truly exceptional jewelry for over 30 years. In addition to designing bespoke pieces for private customers, he has also introduced a number of highly acclaimed collections.  Renowned for crafting bespoke fine jewelry pieces for private clients, David Marshall has created a small and unique collection of fine jewelry for men and women. David Marshall’s attention to detail and willingness to exceed the wishes of every client begins with craftsmen bringing the designs to life.




 

18.91ct Morganite and pink diamond Damask Brooch. Total diamond weight: 1.53ct
18.91ct Morganite and pink diamond Damask Brooch.
Total diamond weight: 1.53ct

 

Passionate about creating the highest quality jewelry, every single piece has a great deal of time invested in it and love lavished on it before it leaves the workshop. Our team of craftsmen bring the designs to life in the finest materials including platinum, 18-carat gold, diamonds and colored gemstones. The attention to detail that is invested in the jewelry also applies to every aspect of the business including customer service. This makes every step of the buying and commissioning process a joy. Each piece and collection mixes traditional and modern influences to create timeless jewelry destined to become the classics of the future.

Platinum ring set with a fine 15.98ct Asscher cut Aquamarine and 0.64cts of white diamonds
Platinum ring set with a fine 15.98ct Asscher cut Aquamarine and 0.64cts of white diamonds

 

David Marshall has been creating collections and bespoke jewelry for over 25 years – it’s what he has always loved. Every single piece of jewelry that leaves his workshop has had a lot of time, and love lavished on it. David Marshall believes that really shows in the work. Working closely with his team of craftsmen, they bring his designs to life in the finest materials – platinum, 18-carat gold, diamonds and colored gemstones.  

For 30 years, David Marshall has been creating jewelry for some of London’s top jewelry houses and special commission designs for private clients—and last month, he opened his first boutique, at 42 Davies Street in London’s posh Mayfair neighborhood, to highlight his own designs. The two-level store features an array of his diamond and gemstone designs on the main level, including new designs using jade, green tourmalines, seed pearls, blue sapphires, and tanzanite. Prices start at $1,600 for classic diamond pieces and go beyond $1 million for elaborate custom designs. The lower level is designed for private appointments, where clients can meet with the designer to create bespoke pieces starting at $10,000. The pieces are made in his workshops in London’s jewelry district.

Trained as a bench jeweler, Marshall carefully oversaw the crafting of his boutique, employing the British cabinetmaker Jonathan Sainsbury to create the bespoke wood cabinets and furniture. Marshall decorated the store with a subtle color palette and defining elements including an ornate Victorian mirror, crystal chandeliers, and an inviting Champagne bar for clients to enjoy while browsing the jewelry.

 

Fancy shapes White and pink Diamond bracelet
Fancy shapes White and pink Diamond bracelet

 

David Marshall looks for inspiration in lots of different places – nature, architecture and ancient myths are just a few examples. By bringing together familiar elements with a contemporary vision, his designs make deep emotional connections.”

Evoking the mysteries of the deep, a shimmering blue opal has been set into the centre of this Beach Rocks Octopus diamond necklace by David Marshall
Evoking the mysteries of the deep, a shimmering blue opal has been set into the center of this Beach Rocks Octopus diamond necklace by David Marshall




David Marshall shop interiors and detail.
David Marshall shop interiors and detail.

The majority of the furnishings, from the door handles to the central sales desk on the ground floor have been made to order specifically for the shop and most carry the brand’s insignia.

While the upper level features the all-important jewels and a champagne bar, the lower level, designed to be used as an event or meeting space, has been fitted out with equally as much attention to detail, and the stairs leading down to it are decorated with bespoke wallpaper printed with the brand’s jewels that can be changed seasonally.

Butterfly stud earrings set with diamonds (35mm butterflies) Diamond weight 1.90ct
Butterfly stud earrings set with diamonds
(35mm butterflies) Diamond weight 1.90ct
Deco bangle Diamond wt. 3.06ct
Deco bangle Diamond wt. 3.06ct







Ileana Makri Uncompromisingly Contemporary and Simultaneously Timeless Jewelry

18k Rose Gold Lady Bug Pendant with Rubies and Black Diamonds
18k Rose Gold Lady Bug Pendant with Rubies and Black Diamonds

Fascinated by the beautiful iridescent beetles of native Greece Ileana embarked on a journey to discover the bugs and beetles of the world. A book by Christopher Marley, Pheromone which she discovered at Barney’s in New York, blew her away with its fascinating beetle varieties in wonderful vibrant colors. Having been enchanted by the diversity of shape and the glorious color combinations I came across Ileana felt the irresistible urge to translate the world of bugs into my work.

18K Yellow Gold Necklace With Round Yellow Sapphire, Square Rodolite, Oval Chrom Diopside And Pear Orange Sapphires On 45cm Yellow Gold Chain
18K Yellow Gold Necklace With Round Yellow Sapphire, Square Rodolite, Oval Chrom Diopside And Pear Orange Sapphires On 45cm Yellow Gold Chain




To compete with nature is an impossible goal, but Ileana tried her best using multicolored diamonds, rubies, sapphires, tsavorites and a lot of love.

The talented jewelry designer, Ileana Makri, was born in Greece and still resides there. She travels extensively for design inspiration, and shares her time between Greece, London, Paris and New York City, allowing her to embrace and celebrate different cultures and landscapes within her craft.

Originally obtaining a degree in Business Administration, Ileana then went on to follow her true passion and studied jewelry design at the G.I.A. (Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica).

18k White Gold Ring with Pastel Blue Sapphires.
18k White Gold Ring with Pastel Blue Sapphires.

From a young age, Ileana has been fascinated by gemstones. Their geometric shapes, bright colors and overwhelming light. This lead her to design her eponymous Gem collection. In this collection she recreates gemstones with her favorite technique of pave setting in vivid vibrant colors.

In 1987, Ileana ventured into retail, opening her first store, Mageia, meaning enchantment or magic in Greek. This treasure chest in the heart of Athens still thrives with an eclectic assortment of international fashion, art, and jewelry; showcasing collections from The Row, Lucien Pellat Finet, Denis Colomb, Rick Owen, and of course Ileana Makri’s signature fine jewelry collection.

In addition to her travels, Ileana continues to draw inspiration from multicultural symbols and their meaning. Her jewelry features a range of mystical and figurative symbols. “Symbols have a broad, universal appeal that crosses cultures”, says the designer, who draws inspiration from various religions and other beliefs including Greek mythology. Ileana is particularly intrigued by the “evil eye”, a symbol that in Mediterranean countries serves as protection from negative forces.

The collections, have an irresistible feminine appeal, stamped by Ileana’s signature refined aesthetic and use of old world craftsmanship as well as the astounding attention to detail and her boundless creativity. The underlying “rock chic” approach to the design makes her jewelry uncompromisingly contemporary and simultaneously timeless. In her own words Ileana Makri creates “jewelry for no special occasion.”




Sterling Silver, palladium plated Chantilly lace cuff
Sterling Silver, palladium plated Chantilly lace cuff
Star Grey Diamond And Ruby Sterling Silver Studs Oxidised
Star Grey Diamond And Ruby Sterling Silver Studs Oxidised
18K Rose Gold Ring With Pink Sapphires
18K Rose Gold Ring With Pink Sapphires

 

18k pink gold cobra ring with rubies and white diamond eyes
18k pink gold cobra ring with rubies and white diamond eyes

Ileana’s fascination with nature and symbolism inspired her to develop her eponymous best-selling Snake Collection, now considered among her classics. Working in her signature aesthetic and her unique interpretation of beauty, Ileana’s most recent addition to the range is the Berus ring. A unique piece from this collection created in organic form, seamlessly combining the natural strength of the beast with Ileana’s refined and sensual interpretation of it.





Erica Courtney Creates Whimsical Designs With Intricate Details

DOUBLE TROUBLE RING 18K Yellow gold ring featuring 11.81 ctw. of Indicolite Tourmalines 2.60 ctw. of Mint Tourmalines with 1.73 ctw. of Diamonds.
DOUBLE TROUBLE RING
18K Yellow gold ring featuring 11.81 ctw. of Indicolite Tourmalines 2.60 ctw. of Mint Tourmalines with 1.73 ctw. of Diamonds.

 

 

Erica Courtney has defined style and luxury with and iconic collection of chic statement pieces that pushes the boundaries of artisan jewelry. Her jewelry is adorned with vivid colored jewels, whimsical designs and intricate details seduces one with the perfect blend of feminine charm and attraction.




ROYAL RING 18K Yellow Gold ring featuring a 26.11 ct. Black Opal, .58 ctw. of Blue Sapphires, and 2.23 ctw. of Diamonds.
ROYAL RING
18K Yellow Gold ring featuring a 26.11 ct. Black Opal, .58 ctw. of Blue Sapphires, and 2.23 ctw. of Diamonds.

The unique beauty of every woman inspires Erica’s collections. Her designs reflect the power and poise of those who wear them, through the exquisite craftsmanship of renowned master goldsmiths. Erica’s passion for colored gemstones drives her to travel the world, searching for the most rare and stunning natural gemstones to form the centerpieces of her jewelry.
Signature Erica Courtney jewelry encompasses countless paved diamonds, eye-catching vintage colored stones, rare Tahitian pearls, all in 18k gold and platinum custom settings with exceptional attention to detail. Every single gem and pearl is handpicked by Erica herself. By working only with pieces she loves, pieces that attract and inspire her, Erica’s intense love affair with jewelry is embodied in each and every dazzling piece in her collection. Regardless of the outfit, Eric Courtney jewelry can make anyone feel like royalty, and undeniably Gorgeous.




JUBILLE EARRINGS 18K Yellow gold earrings featuring 63.92 ctw. Blue Opal Drops with 1.67 ctw. of Tourmalines and 0.80 ctw. of Diamonds.
JUBILLE EARRINGS
18K Yellow gold earrings featuring 63.92 ctw. Blue Opal Drops with 1.67 ctw. of Tourmalines and 0.80 ctw. of Diamonds.
TSAVORITE EARRINGS 18K Yellow Gold earrings featuring 8.53 ctw. of Opal, 4.79 ctw. of Tsavorite, and .60 ctw. of Diamonds.
TSAVORITE EARRINGS
18K Yellow Gold earrings featuring 8.53 ctw. of Opal, 4.79 ctw. of Tsavorite, and .60 ctw. of Diamonds.
CITRINE BRACELET Citrine bracelet featuring 18K Yellow Gold clasp with .05 ctw. of Diamonds.
CITRINE BRACELET
Citrine bracelet featuring 18K Yellow Gold clasp with .05 ctw. of Diamonds.
PARADISE PENDANT 18K Yellow Gold pendant featuring a 50.78 ct. Tourmaline, 1.89 ctw. of Diamonds, and .61 ctw. of Paraiba.
PARADISE PENDANT
18K Yellow Gold pendant featuring a 50.78 ct. Tourmaline, 1.89 ctw. of Diamonds, and .61 ctw. of Paraiba.

 

AQUA PENDANT Platinum pendant featuring a 112.84 ct. Aquamarine with 2.02 ctw. of Diamonds. Chain Sold Sepearetly.
AQUA PENDANT
Platinum pendant featuring a 112.84 ct. Aquamarine with 2.02 ctw. of Diamonds.
Chain Sold Sepearetly.
KUNZITE ISABELLE RING 18K Yellow gold ring featuring a 37.27 ct. Kunzite, 1.92 ct.w of Diamonds and 0.82 ctw. of Purple Sapphires.
KUNZITE ISABELLE RING
18K Yellow gold ring featuring a 37.27 ct. Kunzite, 1.92 ct.w of Diamonds and 0.82 ctw. of Purple Sapphires.





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.