Marie Mancini (1639-1715) was the niece of Cardinal Mazarin, the prime minister to King Louis XIV of France. When she fell in love with the young king some spied ambition in the infatuation, but Louis returned her love. Anne of Austria, Queen Mother of France, violently opposed the romance. Her son’s marriage was political; the ideal fiancée was the Infanta Maria Theresa of Spain, which had long been at war with France. Louis and Marie fought to pursue their love, but in 1659 Marie was forced into exile. Weeks before, Louis bought a string of pearls from his aunt, the Queen of England, who was living in exile in Paris. This was all he could offer the woman he had wished to give his crown. Marie later married the Italian Prince Colonna, abandoning Louis XIV for good. When leaving France, she took an important collection of jewelry and gems with her. Even while pushing her out, Anne showed Marie great generosity. It was perhaps from Anne that Marie received two enormous pear-shaped pearls weighing approximately 200 grains each. The pearls were passed down through Marie’s descendants for over three centuries, before their sale at Christie’s in Geneva in 1969.
After starting off in London in 1912, jewelry and antique silver dealer S.J. Shrubsole opened a New York shop in 1936 and, in the subsequent eight decades, has acquired and sold a wide variety of ultra valuable items. At TEFAF, the firm will exhibit these Colombian emerald pendant earrings, which date back to about 1850. Each 18-karat-gold earring centers on smaller 0.4-carat emeralds at the base and a larger 2-carat cushion-shaped emerald at the bottom; 52 diamonds surround the earrings’ emeralds.
These beautiful earrings are small, simple, lightweight and feature raw, genuine Aquamarine. The stones are fairly small, varying in width from 5-10mm. The ear wires and the rest of the metal in these earrings are sterling silver.
Gorgeous selection of jewelry listed for under $200.00. Beautiful jewelry you can accessorize with your most fashionable outfits affordability and still have the glamorous look that you are seeking. We have listed a few of these gorgeous jewelry pieces, and included the links to the jewelry stores where you kind find a large selection of this fine jewelry. Within the Amazon Collection you will find many gorgeous jewelry pieces that are less than $200.00 and many that are under $100.00. The Amazon Curated Collection of fine and fashion jewelry. The expansive selection of high-quality jewelry featured in the Amazon Curated Collection offers everyday values that range from precious gemstone and diamond pieces to the latest fashion designs.
Berricle Fine Jewelry has many gorgeous jewelry pieces for under $100.00. Most of the jewelry at Berricle jewelry is set in stunning high quality .925 Sterling Silver. This gorgeous 3-stone ring is made of rhodium plated fine 925 sterling silver. Features 2 carat princess cut cubic zirconia (7mm) in 4-prong setting. Accented with 1.13 ct.tw princess cut clear and round cut clear cubic zirconia in 4-prong and pave setting. Band measures 2mm in width.
A gorgeous ring that declares distinct glamour and your personal style. Channel your inner royalty with the simulated emerald. Made of rhodium plated fine 925 sterling silver. Features 1.74 carat emerald cut simulated blue sapphire cubic zirconia (8mm x 6mm) in 4-prong setting. Accented with 1.72 ct.tw emerald cut clear and step-cut trapezoid clear cubic zirconia in 4-prong and channel setting. Band measures 3mm in width. $69.90
Gorgeous jewelry at B-Ring Jewelers can be purchased for incredible prices under $100. This is gorgeous and well crafted jewelry. Sure to get many complements from all that see this gorgeous jewelry. B-Ring Blue Sapphire/White Rings White Gold Filled Fine Jewelry For Women Engagement Wedding Bridal.
Fit for royalty, Bling Jewelry gorgeous wedding necklace set will have her dazzling on her special day. The crown motif adds elegance and the oval simulated sapphire CZs will have her sparkling pretty in blue jewelry. She will feel like a diva in bridal jewelry earrings, even if it is not her wedding day. Everyone needs glam jewelry for special occasions.
Sterling silver bridal jewelry is a very affordable alternative to the real thing and Bling Jewelry newest CZ princess cut engagement wedding ring set has a gorgeous and sophisticated look. A perfect choice for ladies who like to sparkle, one of our 3 sided engagement ring sets is a sensational accessory for your wedding day and beyond. This Our CZ Simulated Sapphire color bridal rings are perfect for a bride who loves the color blue or who wears September birthstone jewelry. Our blue CZ Simulated Sapphire engagement ring boasts a beautiful 8mm princess cut CZ stone that is 4 prong set and sparkles from every angle. The setting features both clear round CZ and square Simulated Sapphire blue CZs for a lovely look. The matching CZ Simulated Sapphire wedding band is embellished on the top half, making it very smooth against the fingers and comfortable to wear. Both pieces are made of 925 sterling silver and are rhodium plated to maintain their shine.
There are many gorgeous jewelry pieces to select form at Jewelry.com for under $200. Jewelry.com creates stunning sterling silver and gold combinations. Many of these gorgeous pieces are listed for under a $100. You can easily accessorize your current wardrobe or new outfits easily with the selection that Jewelry.com has available without spending a small fortune to do so.
With these glamorous classic drop hoop earrings will help you achieve a retro chic look! Concentric circles are suspended from sleek links in a setting of shimmering, faceted sterling silver and 18K gold plate. Pieces measure 1 3/4 by 1 1/4 inches. $29.00
Vir Jewels has a vast selection of gorgeous jewelry that is listed under a $100.00. One can easily accessorize their entire outfit for under $200.00. Many of the jewelry pieces they sell can easily be accessorized so that the jewelry pieces all are coordinated with each other.
A Stunning 3.54 Carat GIA Certified Unheated & Untreated Natural Color Change Sapphire & Diamond Ring. GIA has noted that this exceptionally rare Color Change gemstone is unheated, making it one of the most collectible of all sapphires given its near flawless VVS1 clarity
Master jewelers use only the finest and rarest precious stones, creating each piece by hand, including bridal jewelry and collections such as; Daisy, Woodland, Sunflower and other high Jewelry pieces. Also offered are an unparalleled selection of colored diamonds. Asprey was founded in 1781 in Mitcham, South London. It was here that William Asprey established a silk printing business. William’s son Charles and his grandson, also Charles, expanded the business into the metallic arts. In 1841 the elder Charles went into partnership with a London stationer located on Bond Street. In 1847 the Asprey family broke with their partner and moved into 167 New Bond Street, the premises Asprey occupies today.
Inspired by the heraldic floral emblem of England since the reign of Henry VII, the Tudor Rose features a breathtakingly rare purple-pink diamond in the center encircled with pear shaped diamonds to create the petals of the rose and finally bordered with smaller pink diamonds to complete the look of the bi-colored “Tudor Rose”
This gorgeous bracelet is a floral pattern resembling the daisy flower. It is set with beautiful marquise cut aquamarines in a floral pattern around stunning brilliant cut diamonds that form the center of the flower. The collection itself has many other beautiful pieces set in solid diamond and other include the beautiful aquamarine gems set within the floral arrangement.
A simple statement worthy of extravagant expression. This humble daisy blossom has been glamorously interpreted by Asprey jewellers over generations, but never more magnificently than now: the new Daisy Heritage Collection, with petals of brilliant marquise-cut diamonds and aquamarines, more than holds its own among the rarest hothouse species.
The Woodland Story. Gathering nuts and berries has never been so rewarding. Some are delicately enameled, others intricately set with gemstones. The oak leaves and pine cones, blackberries and gooseberries, acorns and mushrooms in this whimsical collection are designed by Shaun Leane and realized in 18 carat gold. Collected over time, each alluring charm lends a new appreciation of the small and myriad wonders of Britain’s woodlands.
This contemporary collection encapsulates the storm’s cyclonic energy, resulting in a beautiful maelstrom of diamonds and gold. Capturing the elemental strength, drama and beauty of the storm, utilizing the skills of master jewelers, coupled with Asprey and Shaun Leane’s design expertise, Storm was created with painstaking intricacy, using the finest materials. The Storm Necklace features a complex vortex of 457 individual diamonds and delicate white gold wires which gracefully swirl to encompass a central diamond, creating the eye of the storm.
This gorgeous mixed cut ruby and diamond ring is comprised of 5 pear-shaped and 1 round cut rubies (tot 11.82cts) and 5 marquise cut diamonds (tot 2.63cts) set in Platinum
Ever since the house was founded in 1781, Asprey has continuously defined British luxury on the basis of its core values of quality, refinement and innovation. In addition to its outstanding silver, crystal and leather collections, Asprey has grown to take a premier position in the jewelry industry and also offers the most exquisite timepieces by partnering recently with Bovet 1822 and Rolex. This renowned English luxury-goods house sells mostly jewelry and accessories, but the few watches it does have are the ultimate. Exciting developments continue to take place at Asprey; it continues to celebrate the best in craftsmanship, design and materials to offer its clients objects to treasure. Expert jewelry designers, steeped in Asprey’s individualistic British style, working with the finest gems, have given Asprey its unrivaled reputation. The elegant new Asprey designs represent a continuation of a great tradition, blending experience with a spirit of artistic adventure to take the craft forward.
Carats Forever Jewelers has a wondrous selection of exquisite jewels and gemstones to select from. Many of the jewelry pieces they offer are vintage and estate jewelry pieces, and are unique in appearance and availability. Gorgeous newly created jewel wonders are also available. Carats forever uses mother nature’s breathtaking colors and sparkles to blend with precious metals and the beauty will endure for generations to come, by offering joy & shine forever. Carat Forever carries a full selection of jewelry that includes gorgeous rings, earrings, necklaces, pendants, and stunning bracelets. Loose gems that can be set into many of the jewelry designs they have designed are available also.
Estate 18k gold natural Dark Blue Aquamarine VS Diamond ring band 27 ctw 14.3 grams. Estate 18k Yellow gold Natural Brazilian Santa Maria Aquamarine and VS Diamond Large ring. Prong hand basket setting, both sides are Gorgeous sparkly white Round and Baguette VS brilliant cut Diamonds. Untreated Natural 25.40 carat large Aquamarine.
18k White gold Natural untreated Ruby & VS Diamond Cluster modern ring band 3.26 Carats. The rubies in the ring are natural earth mined with oval cuts. and 2.57 carats total weight. They have a dark blood red color and are channel set. The diamonds are natural and untreated with a total carat weight of 0.69. The diamonds are VS1 clarity with F color, and are round cut and micro pave set. The total carat weight of the gems is 3.26 carats. The ring weighs 6.4 grams and is solid 18K white gold.
18k Yellow gold Natural Pink Rose Tourmaline & VS-1 Diamond Cocktail ring 5.24 ct. This is a gorgeous earth mined 3.42 carat rose red tourmaline that is oval cut. The diamonds are natural and untreated. Total diamond weight is 1.82 carats with VS1 clarity, and G color in both round and Marquise cuts. The total carat weight of the ring is 5.24 carats. The ring weighs 8.4 grams and is made out of solid 18K yellow gold.
18k yellow gold natural Colombian Emerald & VS Diamond cluster ring band. This is a natural and untreated Colombian emeralds with 0.75 carats total weight. The emeralds are dark green in color. The cut on the emeralds is round and princess cut. The diamonds are natural and untreated with 0.56 carats total weight, VS2 clarity E color. The diamonds are round cut. Total carat weight of the gems is 1.31 carats. The rings weighs 8.3 grams and is solid 18K yellow gold.
14k Yellow gold Natural Blue Sapphire & Diamond Cocktail band ring 6.05 ctw. This is a natural earth mined untreated oval cut 3.90 carat weight sapphire. The sapphire has a gorgeous cornflower dark blue color. The diamonds are natural and untreated and earth minded with 2.15 carats total weight. The diamonds have VS2 clarity and F color, and are round cut. The diamonds are prong set. The total carat weight of the gems is 6.05 carats. The ring weighs 5.9 grams and is solid 14K yellow gold.
The name Van Cleef & Arpels is synonymous with gorgeous and exquisite jewelry. Van Cleef & Arpels has been creating wondrous jewelry creations since 1896. Van Cleef & Arpels’ jewelry has been known for its fluid lines, graceful curves, color, and a sense of movement. They met at the end of the Nineteenth Century, Alfred Van Cleef, a precious stone-cutters’ son, and the young woman, Estelle Arpels, her father a leading precious raw gems merchant. It was Paris, 1895, a marriage between two deep loves, joining together two families and creating a business family that even now, after one hundred and eighteen years, shines resilient as the diamonds they’ve designed. Van Cleef & Arpels is associated with quality and an elite style that has adorned the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy, Catherine Deneuve, Audrey Hepburn, and other timeless beauties.
Mystery Set refers to the unique technique associated with Van Cleef & Arpels ever since the Maison patented this dazzling invention in 1933. It consists of setting stones in such a way that no prongs are visible. The level of expertise required makes Mystery Set the exclusive realm of a very small number of master jewelers.
The technique is so intricate that producing a single brooch takes no less than 300 hours work. Each faceted stone is delicately inserted onto thin gold rails less than two-tenths of a millimeter thick. Once complete, the gems appear to be entirely free-standing. Because of the complexity of the process, Mystery Set pieces are extremely rare: the Maison produces no more than a few of them each year.
These are a few of the gorgeous nature jewelry pieces that Van Cleef & Arpels have created over the last century.
Van Cleef & Arpels creates jewelry by seizing moment, images, and emotions. Throughout history, the Maison has told enchanting stories through the apperarance of movement in jewelry. Creating these pieces calls for incredible dedication and patience. This allows for an impression of natural and seamless beauty.
Van Cleef & Arpels Gorgeous Engagement rings are sure to ensure that you will hear yes from the love of your life.
With its twin buckle motif, Tête-à-tête – meaning “”face-to-face”” in English – symbolizes a romantic moment between two lovers. In a platinum pavé setting, Tête-à-tête’s centre stone is available in either 0.50ct or 1.00ct. All stones range from Flawless to VVS and are of exceptional whiteness.
Ever since its creation in 1906, Van Cleef & Arpels is closely tied to the most beautiful love stories. Creativity and know-how are combined through exceptional pieces that pay tribute to the expression of feelings.
Today, the Maison is once again reaching out to those in love, with a unique range of solitaire rings offering an alternative to diamonds. Van Cleef & Arpels’ “Bridal” collection is adorned with colored gems: blue and pink sapphires, rubies and emeralds.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.