With its juicy burst of color, the aptly named watermelon tourmaline perfectly mimics the rind and flesh of our favorite summer fruit. Here we take a closer look at the origins of the watermelon tourmaline and talk to the designers who have a particular preference for working with this one-of-a-kind gem.
Most tourmaline deposits are found in veins that run through rocks, which were created by molten magma from volcanoes. As the magma cooled, large cracks formed, which were filled with a solution of water and minerals such as iron, lithium or manganese that, over time, turned into crystals of tourmaline and other stones. It is these trace elements that give tourmalines their vivid colors, ranging from red, green and blue to yellow and orange.
Watermelon tourmaline is an interesting multi-colored elbaite variety. Gems are usually fashioned in thin polished slices to display the crystal’s concentric color rings. If you use your imagination, the green represents the skin of the watermelon, white makes up the rind, and pink is the sweet fruit. Incredibly, the colors of watermelon tourmaline are 100% natural, a rare occurrence in nature that makes the gem highly collectible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Music. Architecture. Nature. These are the inspiration for the Brazilian jewelry designer Carla Amorim.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.