This freshwater pearl know as the “The sleeping lion” recently sold for $500,000 at auction in Amsterdam. The pearl is believed to have been found in Chinese waters in the 18th century. The pearl was transported to Europe in the mid 1760’s. The pearl measures 7 cm. in length and weighs more than 100 grams.
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Pink Tourmaline is the faceted choice for October’s birthstone. Pink Tourmaline is now available in better qualities than any time in the last century. In fact the light pinks from Brazil are scarcer that near rubellite magenta colors from Mozambique and Nigeria today. The gemstone Tourmaline is also the accepted gem for the fifth and […]
Peridot is one of the few gemstones that comes in only one color – green! However, it can be found in many different shades of green. . . all lighter and darker shades of green in the olivine family. The variances in the green coloring depend on the amount of iron found in the stone. […]
Red never goes out of style and this “King of Gems” really does own the color red! Ruby gets its name from the Latin word ruber for red. Ruby is the birthstone for those summer babies born in the month of July. it is also the recognized gem gift for the 40th wedding anniversary. […]
For the first time in the 30 year history of mining diamonds at the Argyle Diamond Mine in Australia the 2013 offering will include 3 fancy red diamonds for sale. The largest of the 3 diamonds weighs 1.56 carats and has been named the the “Argyle Phoenix” A total of 6 fancy red diamonds have […]
Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May because its color symbolizes the rebirth and renewal that comes with spring. Pantone named Emerald the Color of the Year for 2013 because of the “luxury and elegance it brings to the palette”. The folklore of the Emerald is that the gemstone has the powers to […]
It takes 250 tons of earth to be sifted to find one carat of rough diamond crystals. Only one diamond crystal in a million carats mined will be large enough to cut into a one carat diamond. Diamonds have been found in every color of the rainbow. If the color is vivid the diamond is […]
We we asked to create a 14 karat white gold engagement ring. Our client wanted the design to incorporated alternating sapphires and diamonds. There was to be a total of five gemstones, three sapphires and two diamonds. Our client wanted the center stone to be an emerald cut sapphire, of medium size approximately 7 mm. […]
This blue diamond ring sold in April 2013 for approximately 9.6 million dollars. The ring was made by Bolgari. Trace amounts of boron combined with the carbon atoms are responsible for the diamond’s blue color.
We can show you what your custom jewelry will look like before we set a single stone. For years Laney’s sketched out designs for customers who wanted new jewelry or an updated version of a piece they already owned. These “counter sketches”: would illustrate what the final jewelry design would look like and upon approval, […]