Not all precious stones are created equal.
Jeremy Morris travels far and wide in search of nature’s rarest, purest jewels for our high jewellery creations.
David Morris meticulously sources its prized stones from the most revered mines, whether it be an extremely rare sapphire from the remote hills of Kashmir, the famed deep-green emeralds of Colombia, or the perfect, glittering clarity of a white diamond. Only when we have unearthed a truly exceptional treasure does it voyage to our London atelier, where it is impeccably cut and polished to reveal its pure beauty before being set into the high jewellery it has inspired.
Gorgeous Diamond and Opal 18k Yellow Gold Pendant Necklace
This fantastic 18k yellow gold pendant necklace, designed in Italy, features 1 opal stone, of exquisite color, weighing 4.02 carats and 32 round brilliant cut white diamonds of F color, VS2 clarity and excellent cut and brilliance, weighing .50 carat total. The chain measures 17 inches in length. The pendant measures 14mm in length and 20mm at the widest point.
This gorgeous Chopard Choker Necklace is a rarity with rich luscious green old-cut Colombian emeralds.
Long associated with Spring and birth, gloriously green emeralds have an extensive history of healing and supernatural powers.
Rare and beautiful, emerald easily earns its reputation as “The Jewel of Kings.” The list of celebrated royalty who conspicuously displayed this green gem includes no less a figure than Cleopatra. Indeed, she may have done a great deal to popularize that connection. The ancients considered these gemstones sacred symbols of fertility and immortality. Reportedly, Cleopatra adorned herself and her palace with emeralds and also gave them as gifts to foreign dignitaries. Most likely, she intended this as a display of wealth and power.
Emerald symbolism encompasses not only royalty but also wit, eloquence, and foresight. Today, emerald also serves as the May birthstone. Whatever its supposed mystical properties, this gem has always been regarded as a superior jewel. Whether the stone of kings or deities, emerald’s stunning color has brought it an honored status amongst cultures worldwide.
No gemstone, including emerald, is ever completely perfect. Most have internal imperfections, or flaws, called inclusions. Inclusions generally decrease the value of gemstones. Not so with emeralds. Many people feel that the tiny flaws add to the character of the emerald. Because the inclusions often look like leaves and vines, they are called jardin, French for “garden.” Other inclusions create a satiny appearance known as silk.
Natural flawless emeralds are extremely rare and extremely expensive. In fact, most dealers regard flaws as an indication that the stone is natural.
This luxurious ladies necklace is crafted in solid 14k White Gold and features 324 (155.00 ctw) 100% Natural Sapphires mined from Ceylon, Sri Lanka + accented with 576 sparkling eye-clean natural Diamonds, totaling 10.50 carats.
Metal: 14k Solid White Gold Face Measurements: 24 x 406mm Length: 16 inches Finish: Bright Polish Total Item Weight: 121.70 grams Markings: Stamped 14K Country Made: United States
Main Stone: Sapphire Quantity: 324 Shape: Oval Color: Blue Carat Total Weight: 155.00 Measurements: 5 x 3 – 6 x 4mm Treatment: None Setting: Prong Hue: Blue Saturation: Moderately Strong Tone: Medium Clarity: Type 2 Cut: Very Good Secondary Stone: Diamond Quantity: 576 Shape: Round Color: White Carat Total Weight: 10.50 Measurements: 1.2 – 1.5mm Treatment: None Setting: Prong Color Grade: F – G Clarity: VS1 – VS2 Cut: Excellent
In the style and workmanship, of the great designer Marina B. (but not signed), this striking necklace centers an important fine natural emerald weighs approximately 25+ cts. This natural large emerald is probably Colombian and displays a pleasing bright green color. This fine heart shaped emerald is surrounded by fine matching fancy cut white, collection quality, diamonds which are all colorless to near colorless (F/G) and very very slightly included (VVS), in clarity. The five strands of Akoya pearls measure 4.0 to 5.0 mm. The well matched white pearls are lustrous and free of surface blemishes. The two decorative diamond and gold elements set within the strands of pearls are set with fancy cut tapered baguette cut diamonds and round brilliant cut diamonds. The total diamond weight of this necklace is approximately 6+ cts. This choker necklace is well made probably by an important house, it bears a maker’s mark which we are unfamiliar with. This important necklace fits at the collar and is expandable for on/off ease and will fit most necklines. Circa 1965.
An important collar necklace by Jahan. Strands of pearls are strung to form a collar, bordered by pavé-set, brilliant-cut pink sapphires in 18-carat white gold. The large 30 carat central oval-cut ruby mounted in a scalloped 18-carat white gold setting, pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds. A bold, impressive and stylish piece of jewelry by one of Switzerland’s famed jewelers. Accompanied by a certificate from GCS London stating that the ruby is of Burma origin.