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All about amethyst

The stone of February is the amethyst. But this gem also it like in the other 11 months of the year. Discover the qualities of the amethyst in this article ♦
Has always been considered a sort of talisman: Sumerians and Babylonians and Egyptians wore amulets made with amethyst for protection, and for the ancient Chinese was a material with which to store spices, healing balms and ointments. In nature this variety of quartz is found inside of stony masses and quarries, geodes, crystals containing groupings. One of the most famous is the one discovered in Brazil in the area of ​​Rio Grande Sol, 30 meters long and 15 meters completely covered with amethyst crystals width, so large that it must be dug in the ground. Amethyst is also the stone of February.

Anello della collezione Tiple-Trêfle. Oro bianco 18 carati, diamanti, ametista, zaffiri
Isabelle Langlois, anello della collezione Tiple-Trêfle. Oro bianco 18 carati, diamanti, ametista, zaffiri

The color range. It is truly remarkable, ranging from light pink to deep purple with many intermediate shades, as the example lavender or lilac, christened Rose de France, or the darkest shade almost bluish shades from red or pink typical of the stones from Russia , whose mines are now exhausted. Then there are amethysts Uruguay and Arizona with a deep blue-purple, the Zambian light purple. All owe their color to iron impurities. Some are two-tone, gold and purple, are called ametryne, and consist of quartz citrine and amethyst. Others, are green and are baptized prisiolite.

Orecchini con ametista e diamanti
Orecchini con ametista e diamanti by Michele della Valle

Origin. There are many mineral sources, practically in almost all over the world, but the most important producers are Brazil, Uruguay, Madagascar and Zambia. A good quality stones are also found in the United States, South Korea and Austria.

Anello Sissi con agata intagliata e ametista
Anello Sissi di Sanalitro con agata intagliata e ametista

Rating. Until the 18th century it was considered a precious gem as much as a diamond, a sapphire, an emerald or a ruby. The most valuable specimens came from the Ural Mountains of Russia, but the discovery of large deposits in Brazil and other countries has largely decreased the price. Currently the main evaluation criterion is the color: the more intense and more uniform the quality. Attention to the nuances, must be neither brown nor gray.

Anello in oro bianco, diamanti, ametista e agata di Voga Gioielli
Anello in oro bianco, diamanti, ametista e agata di Voga Gioielli

Purity. It is a gem of type II, so it can have slight inclusions visible to the naked eye but if its dark color hides, it becomes more difficult in the pink variety, lavender or green. It is often found in large, it can be up to 20 carats, and is almost always natural because the heat treatment and thus the cost of such a convenient stone does not make sense.

Anello in oro rosa, rubellite e diamanti
Anello in oro rosa, rubellite e diamanti

Collana vinage in oro e argento con ametista
Collana vinage in oro e argento con ametista

Anello con ametista di 81 carati, 2014
Anello con ametista di 81 carati, 2014

Anello Aurora in oro, ametista, rodolite di Shaun Leane
Anello Aurora in oro, ametista, rodolite di Shaun Leane

How much is your stone worth?

How much are the stones in your jewels worth?

Raise your hand if you don’t have at least one jewel with colored gems and have never wondered how much that stone is really worth. Amethyst or ruby, emerald or citrine, sapphire or moonstone: there are not only diamonds. But how much are colored stones worth? How much is a ruby ​​worth? Or an emerald? Or, again, aquamarine? If you want to know how much the gem you have set on the ring is worth, or in a necklace, earrings or bracelet, read here. We try to explain in a simple way what are the characteristics that determine the value of a colored stone.

Filippo G&G, pietra ametista e di diverso tipo
Filippo G&G, gems of different types

Of course, there is immediately a fairly obvious aspect: in general, the value is determined by how rare a gem is. A ruby, always in principle, has a higher value than a simple citrine quartz. But this is only a starting point. In fact, it is not said that in reality this is the case. Let’s see, instead, what are the criteria that guide the evaluation of a precious or semi-precious stone.

Anelli con pietra di colore by Bulgari
Bulgari gemstone rings

The starting point is that the value of a colored stone depends on several factors, not just one. Hence, the estimated price doesn’t just depend on the weight and volume of a stone. So, as we said, it is not even the type of stone that determines its absolute value. If you have a ring with a sapphire, it is likely to have a value greater than that of a moonstone. Probable, but certainly not. For example, diamonds are also used in industry, since they are the hardest material that exists. And, of course, the diamonds used to cut ceramic tiles are not of the same quality as those found in jewelry. This is to make it clear that the same type of mineral can have very different qualities.

Orecchini in oro, diamanti, gemme colorate
Earrings in gold, diamonds, colored gems

The 4C
As with diamonds, precious colored and semi-precious stones are also valued for the classic 4C: color, clarity, cut (in English cut) and carat weight (which also determines the size). But among these 4C the first is the most important: the color. Of course, let’s talk about colored stones.

Gemme per Liaison de Couleurs
Paul Wild, gems for Liaison de Couleurs

Color
For precious (emerald, ruby ​​and sapphire) or semi-precious (all others) colored stones, the color is assessed with three different criteria: hue (name of color), tone (darkness and brightness) and saturation (vividness) . The relationship between hue, tone and saturation is the most important aspect for evaluating a colored stone. This is why emeralds (or rubies, sapphires, etc.) are not all the same. In general, when a gem has a more saturated color it will also be darker. To obtain a more saturated color, the stones are often subjected to particular processes: for example, they are subjected to intense heat, radiation, or treated with chemicals (not harmful). Natural stones, untreated, have a higher value, obviously with the same appearance and weight.
But if you want to observe what the exact color of your stone is, pay attention to the light source: a light bulb that illuminates with yellow hue, for example, can make your stone appear in a different shade than the natural one.

The duPont Emerald, anello con smeraldo colombiano di 9,11 carati
The duPont Emerald, ring with a 9.11-carat Colombian emerald

Clarity
Usually the stones, some in particular such as emerald, are not as clear as a glass crystal. Clarity measures the degree of internal or surface transparency. Inside the stones there may be inclusions, that is, small imperfections, traces of other minerals that can determine their value. Usually, the fewer inclusions there are, the more the gem has value. But, be careful: if they offer you an absolutely clear emerald, look at it with suspicion. It could be synthetic. In contrast, amethysts are generally free of inclusions. Other stones, on the other hand, are appreciated precisely for their inclusions: for example, the cat’s eye. Or the star sapphire, which has that particular reflection precisely because it has a rather rare inclusion.

Zaffiri e rubino
Blue, pink, yellow and ruby sapphires

Carats (weight)
Size matters. Of course, the color is important, but if the gem is tiny … The weight of the colored stones is indicated in carats. Yes, but what is it equivalent to? Quickly said: a carat is about a fifth of an gram. A gem with higher carats will generally cost more than another smaller, if the quality is equivalent. But the proportion is very different: amethysts are also found in relevant sizes, even over 100 carats and, therefore, the difference between different sizes and weight is relative. Large rubies, on the other hand, are very rare: in proportion, their value with respect to weight will increase more than that of amethyst.

Anello in oro bianco con acquamarina taglio ovale e diamanti
Paolo Costagli, white gold ring with an oval cut aquamarine and diamonds

Cutting
It is not easy for anyone who is not a gemologist to judge whether the cutting of a stone is correct. But you have to know that in evaluating a gem it also matters how it was cut. The light, in fact, will be better reflected and will make a well cut stone brighter. Proportions, symmetry and polishing are the main aspects. On the price of a gem, however, its shape has less influence, if it is one of the classic cuts used, such as brilliant, emerald, shuttles, etc. A good cut can enhance the nuances of a colored gem. An imperfect cut can, on the contrary, depress its beauty. And do not think that the cut is a simple operation performed automatically: each stone is different from the other and a cut that is good for one may not be suitable for a similar one, but not the same.

Anello con rubino birmano a forma di cuscino, di Harry Winston.
Burmese Ruby Cushion Ring by Harry Winston

The country of origin
Last thing to consider: the stone passport matters. There are mines that have a better reputation and average quality than others. And, therefore, in evaluating the stones it is also important to know what the origin is. Burmese rubies are more valuable. The emeralds of Colombia are the most requested, followed by those of Zambia. The now unavailable blue sapphires of Kashmir are the most sought after.

Bracciale con ametista, rubini birmani e diamanti su argento e oro
Bracelet with amethyst, Burmese rubies and diamonds on silver and gold
Citrino con taglio StarBrite da 29,96 carati di John Dyer & Co
29.96 Carat StarBrite Cut Citrine by John Dyer & Co
Anello della collezione Aristocrat, in oro bianco e diamanti, alessandrite taglio brillante
Ring from the Aristocrat collection, in white gold and diamonds, brilliant cut alexandrite
Orecchini in oro bianco, topazio e diamanti
Tamara Comolli, earrings in white gold, topaz and diamonds
Anello con zaffiro star di Ceylon su ceramica orange e grigia
Ring with Ceylon star sapphire on orange and gray ceramic
Anello con zaffiro del Kashmir e diamanti
Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring

Gems and striped gold for Buccellati’s Macri Color collection

Renewing tradition, departing from tradition or forgetting tradition? The choice of Buccellati, an Italian brand that has passed under the insignia of the Richemont group, is the first. This does not mean that there is no shortage of novelties, starting with the distribution choices of the Maison. For example, the new Macri Color collection was presented with pieces available exclusively on the American market. In short, it is not a new stylistic idea, but simply a commercial strategy. Given this, the collection aims to combine the embroideries and gold engravings typical of the Milanese brand, with the colors of large gems.

Anello in oro bianco e giallo con ametista
Anello in oro bianco e giallo con ametista

The traditional iridescent effect of the gold surface remains, which is the result of the striped engraving work, but to this are added large amethysts, spessartite, milky aquamarine, moonstone, lavender jade. All with the addition of diamonds in a radial pattern, around the semi-precious stone in the center of rings, earrings or pendants for necklaces.
Anello in oro giallo con acquamarina milky e diamanti
Anello in oro giallo con acquamarina milky e diamanti

Anello in oro bianco con tanzanite e diamanti
Anello in oro bianco con tanzanite e diamanti
Orecchini in oro bianco con ametista e diamanti
Orecchini in oro bianco con ametista e diamanti
Orecchini in oro bianco con giada lavanda e diamanti
Orecchini in oro bianco con giada lavanda e diamanti
Orecchini in oro giallo e bianco con pietra di luna e diamanti
Orecchini in oro giallo e bianco con pietra di luna e diamanti

The candies of Paolo Piovan

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Although he is known all over the world for his whimsical jewels and his animalier style compositions, Paolo Piovan also does much more. The jeweler from Padua (Italy), in fact, also creates other precious jewels, but not necessarily unique pieces that are in fact wearable sculptures. The Candy Collection, which focuses on the combination of soft colored gems, with different cuts, but with a prevalence of the pillow shape, is part of the less demanding jewelry category, and more easily matched during the normal daily routine.

Anello in oro bianco 18k, con brillanti, topazi azzurri, quarzi citrini, peridoto, ametista verde
Anello in oro bianco 18k, con brillanti, topazi azzurri, quarzi citrini, peridoto, ametista verde

The Candy Collection jewels include rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings made of white or pink gold with the addition of one or more diamonds combined with semi-precious gems. The stones used are topaz, in blue and madeira colors, citrine quartz, lemon, peridot, purple or green amethyst. The stones have rather generous dimensions and make up clusters of various shades, with different combinations. But, despite the name, they can’t be mistaken for candy.
Orecchini in oro rosa 18k, con brillanti e quarzo lemon
Orecchini in oro rosa 18k, con brillanti e quarzo lemon

orecchini piovan
Orecchini in oro bianco 18k, con brillanti, topazi azzurri, quarzi citrini, peridoto, ametista verde
Collana in oro rosa 18k, con brillanti, quarzi, ametiste e topazi
Collana in oro rosa 18k, con brillanti, quarzi, ametiste e topazi
Bracciale in oro rosa 18k, con brillanti, quarzi, ametiste e topazi
Bracciale in oro rosa 18k, con brillanti, quarzi, ametiste e topazi
Anello in oro con topazio, ametista verde, quarzo citrino
Anello in oro bianco 18k, con brillanti, topazi azzurri, quarzi citrini, peridoto, ametista verde

Anello in oro con ametista e brillanti
Anello in oro con ametista e brillanti







New gems from Sofragem

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Sofragem has earned a name in the world of jewelry: it is at the same time a manufacturer for third parties and a brand that offers its own collections. He works in one of the world centers of jewelry, Bangkok, where many large Western Maisons, in Europe and in the USA, also have all or part of the creation of high jewelery collections carried out. Sofragem has a special place among these production companies: 160 goldsmiths work there, some of whom have specialized in France.

Anello in oro 18 carati, zaffiri e smeraldi cabochon
Anello in oro 18 carati, zaffiri e smeraldi cabochon

Much of Sofragem’s production is centered on gems. But not only. The company’s production, in addition to being one of the main manufacturers in the sector and which it produces on behalf of third parties, also includes collections of jewels with its own brand. These are jewels with a different style, which sometimes follow that of the best-known brands, without however being copies. In short, jewels range from the classic style, with diamonds and precious stones, to a more modern genre, where the setting technique becomes in some cases an example of goldsmith virtuosity.
Anello in oro 18 carati, diamanti e quarzo fumé
Anello in oro 18 carati, diamanti e quarzo fumé

Anello in oro con rubini, zaffiri e diamanti
Anello in oro con rubini, zaffiri e diamanti
Bracciale in oro rosa, con zaffiri orange, gialli e tormalina
Bracciale in oro rosa, con zaffiri orange, gialli e tormalina
Anello in oro rosa 18 carati, diamanti e smeraldi
Anello in oro rosa 18 carati, diamanti e smeraldi
Anello in oro rosa 18 carati, diamanti e ametista
Anello in oro rosa 18 carati, diamanti e ametista

Anello in oro bianco 18 carati, diamanti e peridoto
Anello in oro bianco 18 carati, diamanti e peridoto







A Vertigo for Mattioli

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A new Mattioli collection arrives: it’s called Vertigo. Vertigo is the impression that you, or the environment around you, is moving or rotating. This sensation may be barely noticeable, or it may be so severe that it causes difficulty maintaining balance and carrying out daily activities. But vertigo is also a term used to indicate something pleasant, surprising, exciting. It is very likely that the new jewelry line of the Turin Maison refers to this second interpretation.

Anello in oro rosa con ametista
Anello in oro rosa con ametista

In any case, Vertigo is a prêt-à-porter collection in a minimalist style. The jewels, in fact, use the geometric shapes of the sixties and seventies in a selection of rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces that can be mixed and worn together. Mattioli’s new jewels are available in 18-karat rose gold and combined with baguette-cut semi-precious stones, such as amethysts, iolites, rhodolites, london topaz and sky.
Anello in oro rosa con rodolite
Anello in oro rosa con rodolite

Anello in oro rosa con peridoto
Anello in oro rosa con peridoto
Collana in oro rosa con rodolite e iolite
Collana in oro rosa con rodolite e iolite
Collana in oro rosa con topazio e peridoto
Collana in oro rosa con topazio e peridoto
Orecchini in oro rosa con topazio e peridoto
Orecchini in oro rosa con topazio e peridoto

Orecchini in oro rosa con ametista e rodolite
Orecchini in oro rosa con ametista e rodolite







The Transparency of Vianna




In Brazil, but also in the United States, the Vianna brand is associated with jewelry made up of large gems. It is no coincidence that the company was born in the Brazilian state where the largest number of mines are concentrated, around Belo Horizonte. The story began when Raymundo Nonato Vianna, a goldsmith craftsman, founded the family-run jewelry store. The company was then led by Raymundo, Ricardo and Romulo Vianna, who founded Vianna Brasil in 1984, based in Belo Horizonte. Success then prompted them to multiply their activities, particularly in the US, in Florida, where the company has opened an office, while the jewels are distributed throughout the country.

Anello in vermeil con quarzo fumé rosa
Anello in vermeil con quarzo fumé rosa

Alongside high-end jewels, the company has also launched Vianna Fashion, a brand that offers equally interesting jewels, but with less expensive materials, such as vermeil (gold-plated silver) and large, but more affordable stones, such as smoky quartz. amethyst or topaz. An example is the Trasparenza collection (written like this, in Italian), which offers rings and earrings that enhance the clarity of colored stones.
Orecchini in vermeil con ametista
Orecchini in vermeil con ametista

Anello Trasparenza con ametista
Anello Trasparenza con ametista
Anello Trasparenza con quarzo oliva
Anello Trasparenza con quarzo oliva
Bracciale in argento rodiato con topazio
Bracciale in argento rodiato con topazio
Orecchini in vermeil con citrino
Orecchini in vermeil con citrino

Orecchini in vermeil con quarzo oliva
Orecchini in vermeil con quarzo oliva







Why precious stones are heated?




Precious and semi-precious stones in the great majority are heated at high temperatures. Or subjected to radiation. That’s why

If the precious stones warm your heart is perhaps because in turn have been heated. Not from your eyes, but from an electric furnace which can reach 1,600 degrees. The thermal treatment of precious and semiprecious stones is known to jewelers and gemologists, but little known to the general public, that is, those who buy jewelry that flaunt jewels of deep red, deep blue sapphires, aquamarines transparent. In fact, the colored stones that are sold as natural are a small minority, most end up in the oven, without the intervention of a chef. We see, then, what is the heat treatment of gemstones.

Un sacchetto di rubini estratti in una miniera birmana
Un sacchetto di rubini estratti in una miniera birmana

Warm color
The stones are heated above all to bring out the colors. During treatment the stone is heated to very high temperatures (up to about 1600 degrees Celsius). At this temperature the inclusions (small amounts of other minerals) present in the stone melt and add their own color to the stone. Usually, therefore, the heated stone becomes darker, of a more intense hue. This is the case, for example, of rutile in the blue sapphires. There are also sapphires, known as Gouda, which are extracted from the ground milk and white sapphires turn blue when heated. Even the rubies are almost always heated (except exceptions): with the heat the aluminum oxide in the stone creates a new crystalline structure and the chromium is combined in a different way, allowing a better shade of red. Another effect of the heat is that it can improve the transparency of the stone, thanks to the destruction of any gas or fluid inclusions.

I rubini sono stati messi in un recipiente al centro del fuoco, dove vengono riscaldati
I rubini sono stati messi in un recipiente al centro del fuoco, dove vengono riscaldati

How to find them
Do you have a ring with a natural stone or heated? The question should be: what does it matter? But if you are curious to know, you must contact a gemologist with a microscope. And even so will not be easy to find out. The gemologists, however, can examine the internal state of the stone, inclusions, and look for signs of heat treatment. In general, if the stone is perfect or has exceptional value, or has been treated.
What stones are heated
Here the stones more easily end up in the oven: amethyst, citrine, ametrine, aquamarine, tourmaline, topaz, sapphire, ruby, tanzanite, blue zircon.

A sinistra, una tanzanite prima di essere riscaldata. A destra, la tanzanite dopo il trattamento con il calore
A sinistra, una tanzanite prima di essere riscaldata. A destra, la tanzanite dopo il trattamento con il calore

Irradiation

In addition to being heated, precious and semi-precious stones can be subjected to radiation. The question is: are they dangerous then? No, no problem: they are under strict control, just like when you go to the hospital for a chest screen. And, in any case, before leaving the laboratory the stones are checked to ensure that they do not emit dangerous radiation. After all, many gems are naturally subjected to radiation when underground. The irradiation that takes place in the laboratory serves to strengthen or change the color. A stone often subjected to radiation is blue topaz, which in nature is found with a very light shade. Often the two treatments, the thermal and the radioactive one, are combined: each one manages to improve a different aspect of the stone.

A sinistra, un rubino naturale. A destra il rubino dopo essere stato riscaldato
A sinistra, un rubino naturale. A destra il rubino dopo essere stato riscaldato
Rubino grezzo riscaldato
Rubino grezzo riscaldato
rubino non trattato e1544889019119
Un rubino non trattato: notare le inclusioni e la luce irregolare






 

Laurent Gandini’s twisted jewels

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Torsade, collection signed by Laurent Gandini, is one of the typical elements of Baroque architecture. Just think of the columns surrounding the altar inside St. Peter’s Basilica, designed by Bernini in the first half of the seventeenth century. But the twist is an element that is also well suited to jewelry, for example with the use of intertwined gold threads.

Anello in oro rosa 9 carati e topazio Blue London
Anello in oro rosa 9 carati e topazio Blue London

And also in the Torsade collection of the Milanese jeweler there are edges in 9 carat rose gold that form an endless spiral and that enclose natural stones of different colors. For example, amethyst, prasiolite, blue London topaz, square or octagonal cut, are surrounded by a twisted gold motif.
Anello con prasiolite a taglio ottagonale
Anello con prasiolite a taglio ottagonale

There is little information about Laurent Gandini. He apparently studied medieval history at university, but then he chose to be a jewelry designer. He worked for Missoni, but in 1990 he went on his own and launched his range of jewelry made in Milan. It is inspired by popular tradition motifs, such as ex-votos, but also by architectural styles, such as the rose windows of medieval Lombard churches. I expect him not surprising given his youth studies.

Orecchini Torsade con topazio Blue London
Orecchini Torsade con topazio Blue London

Orecchini con prasiolite
Orecchini con prasiolite

Anello con ametista chiara
Anello con ametista chiara

Anello Maxi con cristallo di rocca
Anello Maxi con cristallo di rocca







The Amatum jewel of Pianegonda

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Before talking about the Amataum collection by Pianegonda, it is necessary to make a premise: the language of the ancient Romans, Latin, distinguishes the logical-grammatical functions of nouns, adjectives and pronouns thanks to five declensions: the word, therefore, takes on small changes that serve to indicate its function. Among the declensions, the accusative indicates the person or thing on which the action of the verb falls directly. Here we are to explain that Amatum can be translated simply as “the beloved”. Pianegonda, however, from the brand that is part of Bros Manifatture is presented in a completely different way the collection: inspired by what nature creates, such as plant fibers or sand dunes in the desert, with wavy lines sculpted by the wind.

Anello in argento con ametista
Anello in argento con ametista

And so, Amatum perhaps refers to love for nature. Or, instead, love would be for silver combined with semi-precious stones such as amethyst or lime quartz, the materials that make up the brand’s jewels? In any case, the wavy lines are used to compose necklaces with pendants, rings, bracelets and earrings in the style that now distinguishes the new life of Pianegonda.
Anello in argento con quarzo lime
Anello in argento con quarzo lime

Collana in argento della collezione Amatum
Collana in argento della collezione Amatum
Collana in argento con ametista verde
Collana in argento con ametista verde
Collana in argento con ametista
Collana in argento con ametista

Orecchini in argento
Orecchini in argento







The jewel that makes the headache pass (maybe)





Necklaces and bracelets that defeat arthritis and headaches? It what sustains an American company that offers these miraculous jewels (for those who believe).

We confess that in Gioiellis.com among us there are many skeptics. Before one adopt bizarre delusions predittivie, spells from convoluted mind (and fantasy) we ask of the evidence. So when we read of this new magnetic necklace able to defeat the headache somebody had to laugh. But why not tell you? In short: a company, SuperiorMagnetics, sells necklaces and bracelets with stones or metals capable, they say, to offer relief for headaches and arthritis.

Bracciale magnetico Two Hearts
Bracciale magnetico Two Hearts

The miracle cure consists of hematite magnets with amethyst gems and sodalite, or magnetized steel. According to the magicians of the jewel, the customers report to the decrease in pain after a few seconds wearing the miraculous necklace. “After magnetic necklaces for two years,” said Shu Arvilla, of SuperiorMagnetics.com, “We are excited to introduce a new design with precious stones. We are happy to see our customers to keep up with fashion, although pain relief. ” Who wants to try can click here. Giulia Netrese

Bracciale magnetico in rame
Bracciale magnetico in rame
Bracciale con ematite, avventurina e sodalite
Bracciale con ematite, avventurina e sodalite
Bracciale in acciaio con 32 magneti
Bracciale in acciaio con 32 magneti

Collana magnetica con rodonite e quarzo rosa
Collana magnetica con rodonite e quarzo rosa







The colorful carnival of Vianna

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Gems, colors, surprising combinations: these are the recipe of Vianna Brasil, a Maison that follows carioca’s taste even if it has the flagship store in Florida, in Boca Raton ♦

If you like the gems then you will be attracted by Vianna Brasil: write down if you do not know this name, because it is almost synonymous with precious stones. Most of gold and precious stones in Brazil were found, and I still am, in an area that today constitutes the State of Minas Gerais, words that are in Portuguese means “General Mines”. In this state, four generations ago, the family Vianna started its activities. In short Vianna has become the most specialized manufacturer in Brazil for jewelry with colored stones. The results are collections as expected from a Brazilian jeweler and more experienced in the use of gems: the geometric shapes and color combinations, sometimes surprising but, above all, bright as the famous Brazilian carnival.

Pendenti con topazio e citrino
Pendenti con topazio e citrino

To realize the jewelery, the brand uses a combination of traditional cuts with the exclusive ones: it boasts of being the only company in Brazil with its cutting system, something that allows a higher quality control. The stones used: quartz, blue topaz, amethyst, citrine, green and pink tourmalines, Paraiba tourmaline, morganite, aquamarine, imperial topaz… Matilde de Bounvilles





Orecchini in oro e prasiolite
Orecchini in oro e prasiolite

Orecchini a cerchio con quarzo fumé e nero
Orecchini a cerchio con quarzo fumé e nero
Orecchini in oro bianco e quarzo nero
Orecchini in oro bianco e quarzo nero
Tiara in oro bianco 18 carati, diamanti e ametiste di diverse sfumature
Tiara in oro bianco 18 carati, diamanti e ametiste di diverse sfumature
Collezione Malabaris: braccialetto in oro con rodolite, amtesita rosa e quarzo
Collezione Malabaris: braccialetto in oro con rodolite, amtesita rosa e quarzo
Collana in oro con quarzo fumé, nero e diamanti
Collana in oro con quarzo fumé, nero e diamanti
Collezione Pierrot: anelli in oro con ametista rosa, praziolite, quarzo e diamanti
Collezione Pierrot: anelli in oro con ametista rosa, prasiolite, quarzo e diamanti

Orecchini di ametista
Orecchini di ametista







TinyOm, a mantra with stones

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By TinyOm, the Stones line of jewelry: seven like the chakras of the Indian tradition ♦ ︎

Since you have already spelled your morning mantra, have do the usual sun salutation and performed the necessary yoga exercises, you can dwell on the new Stones line that is part of the Chakra Collection, an icon of the Tiny-Om brand.

The collection represents the seven energy centers of the body, according to Indian tradition, through the seven lotus flowers.

Bracciale della linea Stones
Bracciale della linea Stones

In case you do not know, TinyOm was founded by Virginie Dreyer, a former lawyer in Paris. Leaving the books of law, in the Middle East Virginie has discovered her creative ability and has become passionate about yoga, which she practices and teaches. That’s why her jewels are closely linked to the oriental world. The name TinyOm, for example, derives from the Mantra Om, which celebrates the birth of the universe.
The new line, Stones, symbolizes the chakras through seven stones, associated with the seven chakras, seven colors and seven emotional states. The seven stones used are the pink tourmaline (Unity), the purple amethyst (Serenity), the blue iolite (Communication), the green peridot (Love), the yellow citrine (Fiducia), the orange cornelian (Creativity) and the garnet red (Roots). Giulia Netrese





Orecchini con peridoto
Orecchini con peridoto

Orecchini con tormalina rosa
Orecchini con tormalina rosa
Collana della collezione Chakra
Collana della collezione Chakra
TinyOm, bracciali con le sette pietre chakra
TinyOm, bracciali con le sette pietre chakra
Orecchini con iolite blu
Orecchini con iolite blu

Orecchini con tormalina rosa
Orecchini con tormalina rosa







The color world of Picchiotti

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The nuances of unique stones in Picchiotti’s Essentially Color collection ♦ ︎
Light is essentially color. And color forms the world through our eyes. So, in a logical sequence, the world is color. And it is a world of nuances that are brought together in Essentially Color, a rhapsody of fine jewelry signed by the excellent Maison Picchiotti, tradition of Valence and international design, seasoned by the perfect Piedmontese courtesy. The new collection Essentially Color introduces is based on a classic models, but at the same time renewed by the refined choice of stones, chosen for their uniqueness. Like in a painting, even in jewels the nuances are everything.
Rings and pendants are made with diamonds next to a rare rare (untreated) amethyst, green tourmaline and peridot, as well as tanzanite and Paraiba with a cushion or pear cut. The combination of the special colors of the stones and the combination of jewelry design make Essentially Color a very special collection.
«Working with colored gemstones is a matter of love, passion and dedication for me», is the comment by Giuseppe Picchiotti, founder of the brand. «Spending a lifetime in search of nature’s greatest treasures fulfills me in a deeply personal way». Giulia Netrese



Pear-shape paraiba (3.34 ct) and diamond (5.64 ct) pendant set in white gold
Pear-shape paraiba (3.34 ct) and diamond (5.64 ct) pendant set in white gold
Octagonal tanzanite (13.90 ct) and diamond (5.42 ct) pendant set in white gold
Octagonal tanzanite (13.90 ct) and diamond (5.42 ct) pendant set in white gold
Cushion tanzanite (17.84 ct) and diamond (17.79 ct) pendant set in white gold
Cushion tanzanite (17.84 ct) and diamond (17.79 ct) pendant set in white gold
Cushion peridot (7.91 ct) and diamond (2.24 ct) ring set in white and rose gold
Cushion peridot (7.91 ct) and diamond (2.24 ct) ring set in white and rose gold
Cushion paraiba tourmaline (3.22 ct) and diamond (3.88 ct) ring set in white gold
Cushion paraiba tourmaline (3.22 ct) and diamond (3.88 ct) ring set in white gold
Cushion green tourmaline (13.22 ct) sapphire (1.73 ct) and diamond (4.27 ct) ring set in white gold
Cushion green tourmaline (13.22 ct) sapphire (1.73 ct) and diamond (4.27 ct) ring set in white gold
Octagonal tanzanite (17.38 ct) tsavorite (1.36 ct) and diamond (4.99 ct) ring set in white gold
Octagonal tanzanite (17.38 ct) tsavorite (1.36 ct) and diamond (4.99 ct) ring set in white gold
Cushion green tourmaline (8.52 ct) amethyst (1.56 ct) and diamond (3.35 ct) ring set in white gold
Cushion green tourmaline (8.52 ct) amethyst (1.56 ct) and diamond (3.35 ct) ring set in white gold
Cushion green tourmaline (8.38 ct) peridots (1.99 ct) and diamond (3.32 ct) ring set in white gold
Cushion green tourmaline (8.38 ct) peridots (1.99 ct) and diamond (3.32 ct) ring set in white gold

Octagonal peridot (17.08 ct) and diamond (2.80 ct) ring set in white gold
Octagonal peridot (17.08 ct) and diamond (2.80 ct) ring set in white gold







Mattioli’s candies

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The Candy collection by Mattioli: rings, necklaces and earrings with small cabochons on pavé diamonds ♦ ︎
From painters to sweets. Licia Mattioli’s passion is not only for great art, to which she has dedicated numerous collections in the past years. Now also ticks for sweets, which are transformed into jewelry and, in particular, in rings, necklaces and chandelier earrings. The new collection of the Maison of Turin is called, in fact, Candy.
Candies more for the liveliness of the appearance than for the shape, which has the well-defined style of the brand. The rings recall, in fact, those of the Reve_r collection, but this time with the stones arranged in a traditional way, like small cabochons to punctuate the surface of the jewel. In short, no longer the sharp back, the so-called culet of the stone, but the upper part, rounded and soft. There are nine pieces in all, with pavé of white or black diamonds and stones such as amethyst, blue topaz, sea water, peridot. They are lively, tuned to the beautiful season. But, beware: do not eat them. Lavinia Andorno



Mattioli, anello della collezione Candy con pavé di diamanti neri
Mattioli, anello della collezione Candy con pavé di diamanti neri
Mattioli, anello della collezione Candy con pavé di diamanti bianchi
Mattioli, anello della collezione Candy con pavé di diamanti bianchi
Anello della collezione Candy con pavé di diamanti bianchi e pietre cabochon
Anello della collezione Candy con pavé di diamanti bianchi e pietre cabochon
Anello della collezione Candy con pavé di zaffiri
Anello della collezione Candy con pavé di zaffiri
Collana della collezione Candy
Collana della collezione Candy

Licia Mattioli (a sinistra) con Nancy Brilli
Licia Mattioli (a sinistra) con Nancy Brilli







Pianegonda subliminal

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The Sublimia collection by Pianegonda, spaces empty, full and amethyst purple or green. Images and prices ♦ ︎
The subliminal word is used in psychology to describe those of sensations that take place below the level of consciousness. They are too weak to be felt by ourselves, yet they are sufficient to influence the unconscious and condition behavior. This is what happens, for example, with an apt publicity message, which induces in those who read it or watch it the unconscious stimulus to buy a product for a service. This long introduction gives way to a question: which hidden suggestion contains the Sublimia collection by Pianegonda? The question will probably remain unanswered. But the elaborate structure of the jewels of the brand’s collection now passed under the banner of Bros Manifatture, stimulates at least curiosity regarding the original design. The jewels have a large stone that is suspended in the void, between silver arches that close it to the center of soft geometries, between empty and full. Silver is accompanied by purple or green amethysts. Prices: from 98 euros for the simplest earrings, up to 580 euros for the bracelet with an amethyst of over 14 carats. Giulia Netrese



Anello in argento e ametista viola di 14,9 carati. Prezzo: 450 euro. Com ametista verde: 380 euro
Anello in argento e ametista viola di 14,9 carati. Prezzo: 450 euro. Com ametista verde: 380 euro
Anello in argento e ametista verde. Prezzo: 380 euro
Anello in argento e ametista verde. Prezzo: 380 euro
Anello in argento e ametista viola. Prezzo: 450 euro
Anello in argento e ametista viola. Prezzo: 450 euro
Bracciale in argento e ametista viola di 14,75 carati. Prezzo: 580 euro
Bracciale in argento e ametista viola di 14,75 carati. Prezzo: 580 euro
Pianegonda, bracciale in argento e ametista verde di 14,75 carati. Prezzo: 495 euro
Pianegonda, bracciale in argento e ametista verde di 14,75 carati. Prezzo: 495 euro
Orecchini in argento e ametiste viola. Prezzo: 120 euro
Orecchini in argento e ametiste viola. Prezzo: 120 euro

Orecchini in argento e ametiste verdi. Prezzo: 98 euro
Orecchini in argento e ametiste verdi. Prezzo: 98 euro







Sanalitro pendent earrings




Earrings with citrine and amethyst signed Sanalitro ♦ ︎
Sanalitro, a small Milanese brand founded by Massimo Sanalitro, who started his career years ago, for Gian Maria Buccellati, as gemologist, proposes the small Hollywood collection. Designed and handmade in Milan, it includes 18ct white gold earrings with 13mm round round cut round Brazilian citruses. Other earrings have the same design, but with purple amethyst, always of the same origin and size.




Sanalitro, orecchini della collezione Hollywood in oro e citrini
Sanalitro, orecchini della collezione Hollywood in oro e citrini

Orecchini della collezione Hollywood in oro e citrini
Orecchini della collezione Hollywood in oro e citrini
Bracciale in oro bianco e turchesi
Bracciale in oro bianco e turchesi
Anello Sissi, in oro, agata e ametista
Anello Sissi, in oro, agata e ametista







A Venus for Casato

Casato enriches its Venus collection with new jewels and three colored stones ♦
Discovered for those who do not know it, rediscovered for those who had missed it: Venus rises from the waters of the jewelery on the wave driven by Casato. The Roman Maison has decided to enrich one of its most successful collections, Venus, with rings, earrings and gold and enamel pendants in five different colors, with shades bright. Now the jewels of the collection proposed by Casato include amethyst, blue topaz and citrine. The stones are cut in the shape of a heart or pillow. The style is quite rich, almost baroque: you can imagine jewels in the background of the sixteenth-century palaces of Bernini’s Rome.
But, perhaps, the most innovative aspect is the ability to customize jewels by adding the name of the name to the enamel. A chance probably appreciated by those who want to make (or do herself) a gift. Giulia Netrese
Read also: Do ​​not forget about Casato




Collezione Venus, anelli in oro, smalto, citrino e topazio, diamanti
Collezione Venus, anelli in oro, smalto, citrino e topazio, diamanti

Anello in oro con smalto nero, diamanti, citrino
Anello in oro con smalto nero, diamanti, citrino
Anello in oro con smalto bianco, diamanti, topazio blu
Anello in oro con smalto bianco, diamanti, topazio blu
Orecchini in oro con smalto bianco, diamanti, topazio blu
Orecchini in oro con smalto bianco, diamanti, topazio blu

Orecchini in oro con smalto bianco, diamanti, ametista
Orecchini in oro con smalto bianco, diamanti, ametista







Clover of amethyst with Bibigì

Clover not only it grows in the meadows: with Bibigì is also in jewelry. And it is not green, but colorful and quite valuable. The Trifoglio (clover) collection given by the Milanese brand, is made with pink amethyst and diamonds to build pendants, rings and earrings. The gems are combined with violets and rose gold mounted in groups of three, as the name of the collection. Alongside amethysts they turn small diamonds, which increases the brightness of the jewels. The leaves and garland composed of the stones are placed on two concentric circles coming together at one end. A jewel full of ideas and design. M.d.B.

Pendente della collezione Trifoglio, di Bibigì
Pendente della collezione Trifoglio, di Bibigì
Anello con ametiste e brillanti
Anello con ametiste e brillanti
Anello della collezione Trifoglio, di Bibigì
Anello della collezione Trifoglio, di Bibigì
Orecchini della collezione Trifoglio, di Bibigì
Orecchini della collezione Trifoglio, di Bibigì

De Grisogono in the Cannes waters

Even De Grisogono, jewelry brand based in Geneva, makes his appearances in the parterre of the Cannes Film Festival. Fawaz Gruosi, whimsical head of the jewellery company, has prepared for the occasion Divine, with pieces that do not go unnoticed. The first is a ring with a big sapphire cushion cut, 28 carats. The choice of stone and of setting, with little gems (Zother sapphires and emeralds) embedded on the sides, is not accidental: alludes, in fact, to the marine environment in which they take place the gala they see participate movie stars competing for this 68th edition. Always with shades of water, with stones like turquoise and amethyst, they are composed other pieces: for example, the white gold ring with turquoise, formed by 19 diamonds and amethysts cut shuttle, or oval-shaped earrings stretched. Matilde de Bounvilles

De Grisogono, anello con turchesi e ametiste
De Grisogono, anello con turchesi e ametiste
Orecchini con turchesi e ametiste
Orecchini con turchesi e ametiste
Anello con grosso turchese da 28 carati
Anello con grosso turchese da 28 carati