Moonstones are very individual gems, be it in color nuance or that special shine - just like moonlight on a glistening surface. Our moonstones are sourced in Southern India. They go through a long and careful selection process until we have the perfect shades we need. All are carefully cut by our expert supplier who brings out the best of that wonderful moonstone shine. We combine all shades of magical moonstones in two of our famous Color Stories: CAMEL for soft toffee and beige tones, and CASHMERE where shades of grey are added. Moonstone colors are as subtle and elegant as soft and natural fabrics and go perfectly with fall and winter wardrobes. The rarest is the so-called ”rainbow moonstone” with its special blueish shimmer. We use them in our stunning Cushion Rings and as a special highlight in certain Color Stories. We also implemented a taupe shade of grey so typical of cashmere wool, giving all combinations a classically fashionable touch.
Peridot Green Peridot is our gem of the month in September. 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
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”
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 depen
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. Origin Although first found in the Spessart area, the Mandarin Garnet is no longer mined there. Today, the most important countries of origin are Tanzania, Nigeria and Namibia. History & Meaning The name "Mandarin Garnet" dates back to 1990 when it was first found in Namibia. In Northern Namibia, miners found garnets with an outstanding orange color never seen before. Since then, the word “Mandarin” has been used for this kind of gems, also in reference to high-level government officials