Precious Coloured Gemstones
Emerald is the bluish green to green variety of the beryl family. Its name comes from the old French word ‘esmeralde’, derived from the Greek word ‘smaragdos’ meaning ‘green stone’. Emerald has been the standard for green coloured stones for centuries, due to its vivid colour saturation. It is perhaps the most famous of green gemstones. It is certainly one of the rarest and most valuable.
Anniversaries: 20th and 35th
The “Irawo” collection features stunning pear cut precious coloured stones, and diamonds. All pieces are available in emerald, and in 18K rose, white or yellow gold.
Ruby is the most valuable variety of the corundum mineral family. Its name comes from the Latin 'ruber' and 'rubeus' meaning ‘red’. Fine ruby glows with intense red in sunlight thanks to red fluorescence, which intensifies its red colour. It is an ancient stone that has been revered by man for centuries.
Anniversaries: 15th and 40th
The “Irawo” collection features stunning pear cut precious coloured stones, and diamonds. All pieces are available in ruby, and in 18K rose, white or yellow gold.
Sapphire is part of the corundum mineral family. Its name comes from the Latin ‘sapphirus’ and old French ‘saphir’, attributed to an Ancient Greek word, sáppheiros, meaning 'blue stone’. Sapphires come in a variety of colours. Blue sapphires tend to be referred to as just 'sapphires', and other colours are known as ‘fancy sapphires’. The vivid colour and durability of sapphire makes it a stunning yet practical gemstone.
Anniversaries: 5th and 45th
The “Chamarel” bracelet is crafted from fancy sapphires and diamonds, beautifully complemented by a white gold setting.
Semi-Precious Coloured Gemstones
Amethyst is the purple or violet variety of quartz. Its name comes from the Greek word 'amethystos' meaning ‘not intoxicating’ - in ancient times it was believed that the crystal would prevent intoxication. For centuries, amethyst was only available to the very rich, and associated with royalty and nobility because of its rich purple hues. It is contained in many of the world’s crown jewels.
Anniversaries: 6th, 17th and 33rd
The “Sama” collection features creations crafted from amethyst in regal purple tones, beautifully complemented by a white gold setting.
Topaz is available in a wide range of vivid hues with a striking vitreous lustre. However, natural blue topaz is very rare and tends to be a very pale blue; therefore, nearly all blue topaz is the result of irradiation and heat treatment of white topaz. The two favourite blue variations are the lightly coloured 'Swiss Blue' and the darker 'London Blue'.
The “Sama” earrings are crafted from Swiss Blue topaz gemstones, beautifully complemented by amethyst and white gold.
Citrine is the yellow to red-orange variety of crystalline quartz. Its name is derived from the Latin 'citrus' and the French 'citron' meaning ‘lemon’. Citrine has been used as jewellery for centuries and was also referred to as ‘yellow quartz’. It is a gemstone with an attractive lustre and excellent clarity.
The “Rana” collection features creations crafted from citrine gemstones with brilliance, beauty and vibrant colour.
Prasiolite is a yellow-green to green variety of quartz. Its name comes from Greek words; ‘prason’, which means leek, and ‘lithos’, which means stone. It has a green colour much like leek, but there are some prasiolite stones that have a yellow-green colour.VIEW PRASIOLITE EARRINGS
The “Acacia” earrings are crafted from prasiolite gemstones in a soft-green tone, beautifully complemented by smoky quartz and rose gold.
Smoky quartz is the brown variety of quartz. Its colour ranges from a light grey-brown to nearly black. It is almost always transparent to translucent.VIEW SMOKY QUARTZ CREATIONS
The “Acacia” collection features creations crafted from smoky quartz in rich olive-brown tones, beautifully complemented by a rose gold setting.