We have dreamy opals such as these from Peru available. Peruvian opal breathes and tends to absorb and desorb its natural water content. These semi-transparent glowing cabochons are of a natural tropical blue color. If in arrid conditions, the water causing the transparency tends to desorb and the material takes on a muted appearance which can be reverted simply by immersing in water for several hours. The material breathes water!!! In a humid environment there is little to no change in the transparency and hence no immersion is required. Please call with any questions!!! Price varies for specific stones but in the world of gems, these stones are both rare and a bargain!
Antique Tourmaline and Diamond Bridal Necklace and Earrings 1928
A Fabulous collection of approximately 45 carats of early Brazilian Cruzeiro Tourmalines in an antique bridal necklace and earrings with detailed provenance!
On October 24, 1928, in London, England at the Church of the Holy Rosary on Marleybone Road, Mister John Sydney Tillotson and his lovely bride Miss Mary Josephine Lila Child were wed. At the time a number of papers made mention of the wedding and covered it in their Society pages...
This Mexican opal of 9.08 carats is remarkable for its deep orangey red body color and its red fire, a burning, red play of color with green and yellow flashes depending on the light source. It is a stone I found in a piece of jewelry made in the 1960's and therefore has demonstrated a stability over the years. Mexican opals are prone to crazing (drying out and cracking) and this opal is free from crazing. An extraordinary Mexican opal measuring
8.58 x 11.5 x 8mm
The turn of the century platinum and 18K yellow gold ring features a bright yellow Zircon weighing approx. 5.20 carats. Not to be confused with cubic zirconium, this natural stone is particularly rare due to its near pure yellow hue. 21 old mine cut diamonds grace this ring and weigh altogether approx. 2 carats.
This stunner features a luscious rubellite, tourmaline double cabochon, bezel set in 22K yellow gold. The cab measures approx. 12 x 9.5 x 7.4mm and weighs approx. 6.96 carats. The ring weighs 6.47 grams of 22K gold.
This Qing Dynasty (turn of the 20th century) buckle features a large polished, pink tourmaline slice from California and a Burmese "moss on snow" jadeite. The gilt copper buckle features ice crackle decoration behind the transparent pink tourmaline. The Empress Dowager, Tzu-hsi, was the most important patron of California tourmalines during her lifetime and consequently China became its biggest importer in the late 19th century.
The finest Afghan Lapis has been cushion cut and faceted to show off its other worldly quality - A blue that is reminiscent of the finest Kashmir sapphires. Set in gold, a cephalopod is engraved on either side as if underscoring the power of this gem.