Friday, December 21, 2018

Beautiful and Different - A Closer Look - Fine Jewels

My infatuation with fine jewels is somewhat similar to my deep interest in French châteaux
 or Italian palazzi.  The fact that I’m unable to buy them in no way diminishes my desire to closely inspect, and in most cases, try to learn about their design and materials.  In my opinion it's incredibly exciting to come across exquisitely crafted, achingly beautiful jewels.

Hitching my love of jewelry design to reader discernment and the fact that it's Santa season, I decided it would be fun to create a post which focuses on memorable jewels.  The ones below are gorgeous, I believe, yet different.

Diamond and Cultured Pearl Necklace with round, marquise and baguette diamonds set in 18K white gold. Gray pearl 13.6 millimeters, cream pearl 12.5 millimeters, Diamonds 18.50 total carat weight, G-I color, VS clarity. (Tenenbaum Jewelers, 4310 Westheimer Rd. Houston, Texas 77027,

Nazar’s Collection Blue Sapphire and Diamond Ring mounted with 3.52C Blue Sapphire, and 1.14C Diamonds. Composition 18K White Gold, Blue Sapphire, Diamonds (Nazar’s and Co. Jewelers, 4901 Richmond Avenue, Houston, Texas 77027, 713 952-5444,

Victor Velyan 18K yellow Gold and 18 K white gold ring with black opal 7.05 Carat and Diamonds 0.70 Carat (Lewis Jewelers, 1141 Uptown Park Blvd., Houston, Texas 77056, 281 204-0555,

Etho Maria Sharp Collection 18K yellow Gold Peridot and Green Sapphire Drop Earrings, sapphire 0.23 tcw, peridot 8.99 tcw, .25” wide, drop about 2.75” clip on back (Saks Fifth Avenue Houston,
The Galleria, 5175 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77056, 713 627-0500,

Sutra 18K White Gold bracelet with 11.30 ct. of pave set round brilliant diamonds (Zadok Jewelers
1749 Post Oak Blvd, Houston Texas 77056, 713 960-8950,

TIFFANY and COmpany Schlumberger® Fish Clip Brooch - Nature-inspired, rubies, emeralds and sapphires set in 18K gold. (Tiffany, The Galleria, 5015 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77056, 713 626-0220, 800 518-5555,

Top Image: Duchess of Windsor's Cartier-designed Flamingo Brooch. Sold at Sotheby's Auction 2009