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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