Exquisite Diamonds and Precious Gemstones Come to Life in Enchanting Jewelry Creations by Andrew Geoghegan

Andrew’s scintillating mix of fine jewelry captivates the hearts and minds of his clients. Andrew selects the finest quality materials; platinum, 18 karat golds, exquisite diamonds and precious gemstones, to make a range of enchanting jewelry, from statement pieces to contemporary classics. “Across the world, Andrew Geoghegan is recognized as a company with real soul – creating pieces that never fail to help customers fall in love.”



CHOCOLATE BOX
CHOCOLATE BOX

This miniature piece of cubist art sets a trio of distinct blues in flawless 18ct white gold, for a splash of bohemian beauty. Brightest of all is radiant indicolite, or blue tourmaline, alluring as a summer sea, with the softer colors of the aquamarine and sapphire set perfectly alongside, framed by pristine diamonds. Hand finished under magnification, the detail is incredible in this, and others in the Chocolate Box collection.




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CANNELÉ CABOCHON

The Cannelé Cabochon collection is a playful rainbow of cocktail rings blending intricate, hand-finished fluting with the curved smoothness of the central stone. Softly twisted, gleaming 18ct yellow and rose gold settings hold amethyst, tourmaline, rubellite, mandarin garnet, tanzanite and diamond, all play their part in this colorful, modern collection.

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CANNELÉ ENGAGEMENT RING

The Cannelé Engagement ring is a delicate platinum piece with a mesmerizing 0.33ct diamond center. Designed in France, inspired by Gallic romance, this unusual ring marries our classic Cannelé shape with an echoing band. A perfect inversion, the detail of the wedding ring is similarly fluted and hand finished to sit seamlessly underneath the main ring.

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SATELLITE PERIDOT

The Satellite Peridot is an exercise in structure, balance and modern beauty. Clean, bright diamonds surround the main, vibrant green peridot stone with a radiant lone diamond playing satellite. An inspired, sculptural form; fluid, strokeable lines, the Satellite is a signature piece, its varied stone sizes, positions and asymmetry making for an extraordinary ring.

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CANNELÉ TROIS

The Cannelé Trois gives you at least three gorgeous reasons to accept a proposal. A platinum setting holds a trio of brilliant cut diamonds, each surrounded by a cluster of tiny, intricately cut stones. Meticulous fluting to each of the three settings brings extraordinary detail, from all angles, to this elegant, romantic engagement ring.

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CELESTIAL COLLECTION

There’s something magical about the Celestial collection – striking spherical gemstones set in a sculptural design, each stone suspended in a setting of 18ct yellow gold and diamonds.

Since 1998 Andrew Geoghegan has been garnering a reputation for precision-designed chic; for pieces that unify sometimes seemingly contradictory elements – angular facets and soft curves, warm shades and metallic coldness. Unity is an ever-present theme and inspiration – of people and personalities as much as gems, precious metals, iridescent color and striking form. Today’s collections show the power of intricate design and detailing to fuse these elements into exquisite, timeless jewelry.
ndrew’s early endeavors were not in jewelry design, but were vital to igniting that affinity with metals and his pursuit of crafted perfection. As a young sculptor, his experiments with metal would allow him to understand the characteristics and potential of this most elemental of materials. He learned how to manipulate and direct it, and how to marry it with other precious materials. This unorthodox background is part of what makes an Andrew Geoghegan piece distinctive – there’s clear empathy for the relationships between materials, his work unifying the practice of art and manufacturing craft. His own story, that past life comes through. Pieces take a sculptural form, and flights of imaginations could easily rescale and place them in the courtyard of the Royal Academy or the lobby of Le Louvre. Art is always part of the process and final piece – a unique ‘artful engineering’ that yields seductive beauty, endurance and distinction.
It’s a uniqueness that has not gone unnoticed. There are plenty of awards and accolades, including the British Jewelry Association’s 2014 Designer of the Year Award, and Editor’s Choice at International Jewelry London 2015. This collection, inspired and created in a studio nestled among Yorkshire’s lush rolling hills is now winning friends and followers around the world.

The unity of things will always be a driving force –collections are a marriage of quirky bohemian Britishness and classic Gallic romance; it’s the joining of artistic flourish and precision manufacturing, sealed with the glue of beautifully clever, intricate design. But the most important union of all, the one that inspires the work most, is the one between jewelry and its wearer. The spirit and ambition of each creation is to enhance and illuminate beauty, never to eclipse it; to complement and invigorate it. Andrew Geoghegan makes jewelry for you to make your own – a quietly striking addition, your own work of art.   




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Satellite London Blue Topaz

London Blue Topaz is the center piece in this beautifully crafted cocktail ring with accent diamonds G VS as standard. 18ct white gold which is rhodium plated as standard. Court Profile. All rings are bespoke so please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Center stone is 10mm and satellite diamond is 3mm, center stone is available as buff top or faceted.

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Cannelé Délire

‘Délire’ is French for Crazy and this jaw dropping statement piece is indeed an inspired development of the Brand’s most sought after bridal ring, the Cannelé.
Resplendent in 18ct white gold the splendid 6.14ct Paraiba Tourmaline from Mozambique is supported by a host of diamonds and blue and green gemstones.








Precious Brazilian Gemstones In Stunning Creations by Carla Amorim

The abundance of nature in Brazil coupled with the stunning modern architectural work of Oscar Niemeyer are brought together in Carla Amorim’s jewelry creations. These contemporary, fresh and feminine designs make exquisite use of the remarkable variety of precious Brazilian stones, gold and diamonds.

CARLA AMORIM Brazilian Jewelry Paraiba Ring with diamonds
CARLA AMORIM Brazilian Jewelry Paraiba Ring with diamonds




 

 

Brazilian jewelry designer Carla Amorim’s collections directly addresses all of the romantic reasons why women wear jewelry: intimate moments like kisses shared under a canopy at garden party, playful and unexpected scenarios like getting caught in the rain with a lover, or receiving a bouquet of flowers from a beau. Amorim’s Romance collection is a storyboard of these occasions and others brought to life in 18k gold and gemstones in the über-feminine and curvaceous aesthetic that her fans have come to expect.

Ring Three Wishes rose gold with emerald, morganite and rose cut
Ring Three Wishes rose gold with emerald, morganite and rose cut

Carla Amorim was born in Brasília. As the darling of a demanding and high profile clientele, she has been creating her own jewelry since 1993.
Carla’s creative work is based on three cornerstones: nature in all of its forms, the architecture of Brasília with the brilliant lines of Oscar Niemeyer and its piety.

Trancoso Ring white gold with turquoise, blue and diamond dumortierite
Trancoso Ring white gold with turquoise, blue and diamond dumortierite

Whether in earrings, rings, bracelets or necklaces, all precious materials are used, without distinction, to provide a perfect finish for each piece.
Diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, tourmalines, tanzanites, Brazilian gemstones, pearls, and 18 K gold in various tones are all explored to achieve the desired effect.




Three Wishes Bracelet rose gold with emerald, morganite and diamond rose cuts.
Three Wishes Bracelet rose gold with emerald, morganite and diamond rose cuts.

Carla’s creative work has three main influences: Brazilian nature, the architecture Brasilia and the genius geometric lines by Oscar Niemeyer and her Catholic faith. Diamonds, pearls, gemstones and 18kt gold in different tones are used in the making of earrings, bracelets and necklaces to achieve the effect.

Extase Ring. This gorgeous 18k white gold ring makes a statement with the contrast between the white diamonds and emeralds. A great piece for a unique occasion.
Extase Ring. This gorgeous 18k white gold ring makes a statement with the contrast between the white diamonds and emeralds. A great piece for a unique occasion.

 

Carla Amorim chandelier scroll earrings are in 18k white gold accented with petite diamonds. Earrings are 2.5" in length and .75" at their widest point, and have large post backs.
Carla Amorim chandelier scroll earrings are in 18k white gold accented with petite diamonds. Earrings are 2.5″ in length and .75″ at their widest point, and have large post backs.
Brazilian designer Amorim's beautiful earrings from her Angelica collection. These stunning earrings feature two cabochon aquamarine stones surrounded by circles of 18k yellow gold leaves. They hang 2" long and feature a post and jumbo push back.
Brazilian designer Amorim’s beautiful earrings from her Angelica collection. These stunning earrings feature two cabochon aquamarine stones surrounded by circles of 18k yellow gold leaves. They hang 2″ long and feature a post and jumbo push back.
Blue Jade And Blue Sapphire Ring. 18K Gold ring with faceted blue jade and 1.88tcw blue sapphires. Center stone measures 31mm in length and 26mm in width.
Blue Jade And Blue Sapphire Ring. 18K Gold ring with faceted blue jade and 1.88tcw blue sapphires.
Center stone measures 31mm in length and 26mm in width.

Music. Architecture. Nature. These are the inspiration for the Brazilian jewelry designer Carla Amorim.







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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