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Peridot Green Peridot is our gem of the month in August. Light and deep shades of natural green remind us of summer meadows. Fine, natural inclusions in the gems makes peridot jewelry truly unique. Origin As early as 1500 B.C. Peridot was found on Zebirget, an island in the Red Sea. Today, it is sourced in countries as varied as Brazil, Australia, USA, China, Pakistan, Myanmar, Kenya and Norway. History The name is derived from the Greek “peridona”, meaning “giving plenty” and from the Arab “faridat”, meaning “gem.” Its second trade name is Olivine. Ancient cultures such as Egypt used Peridot to treat many diseases including asthma, bronchitis and ulcers. The Romans believed that Peridot protected against demons. Peridot is the birthstone for August. Fine Jewelry Bright 18K white gold makes intense shades of the Peridot glow. We love to combine them with different shades of Topaz for a fresh, summer look as in our Color Story 'Caribbean'. . Peridot gives warm fall colors a fresh appe
Peridot - Gem of the month August
Peridot - Gem of the month August
TUPLIP rings
TUPLIP rings
BOUTON ring Diamond and Peridot
BOUTON ring Diamond and Peridot
Turquoise Just like the deep blue sea: our gem of the month in July is turquoise. Characteristic Turquoise belongs to hydrated copper/aluminium phosphates. This very rare gemstone is only found in dry, “low mineral” areas and is described as “stable” with a porous surface. On the Mohs Scale of hardness it rates 5 to 6. Very few turquoises come in a deep turquoise blue or green. Many of them are covered with a so-called "matrix", a grey, brown or black net of veins which comes from their chemical composition. Origin The
Loopy bracelet and BOUTON rings
LOOPY bracelet with turquoise and BOUTON rings with turquoise and diamonds
MIKADO BOUQUET pendant with turquoise, cacholong and carnelian
Pearl June’s gem of the month is truly unique. It is the only one made by living creatures: the Pearl. Characteristic The pearl is produced by mollusks depositing layers of calcium carbonate around tiny irritants that get lodged in their shells. These irritants are varied – not just grains of sand which is popularly believed. Pearls rate 2.5 to 4.5 on the Mohs Scale of hardness. Their colors depend on the origin of the mollusks. South Sea pearls and Akoya pearls are white, rose or cream-colored, whereas Tahitian pearls
GRAPES necklace Freshwater pearls - please contact our customer service
GRAPES bracelet Tahitian pearls - please contact our customer service
Mandarin Garnet Its intensive color, a unique brightness and an outstanding brilliancy make it our Gem of the Month: The Mandarin Garnet. Due to its unique nature it is used in many of our color stories. Characteristic The Mandarin Garnet belongs to the nesosilicates. It is also called Spessartine as it was originally mined in Spessart, near Aschaffenburg in Germany. It rates 6.5 to 7.5 on the Mohs Scale of hardness. Intensively orange and clear Mandarin Garnets considered to be particularly precious. Ori
Mandarin Garnet
BOUTON rings Color Story Fire
Gem of the month This April, our gem of the month is a very famous one, the diamond! Known as the king of gemstones. It gives every piece of jewelry a unique sparkle. Characteristic The diamond is the hardest mineral of all, consisting of crystallized carbon from the center of the earth. It rates 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness. This means that only a diamond can scratch another diamond. Diamond valuation encompasses the 4 C´s: Carat, Color, Clarity and Cut. The diamond is the birthstone of April. Origi
SNOWFLAKES LEAF pendant and SIGNATURE bracelet
BOUTON rings