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This Australian black opal is full of beautiful fiery flashes of colour and is set in a fabulous 1950s cocktail ring with diamond shoulders that make me think of fireworks or sunbursts.  This colour flash effect is known as ‘play of colour’ and is caused by the splitting up of white light into its spectral (ie rainbow) colours. This occurs due to the physical structure of the opal which is formed of tiny silica spheres.  When light passes through the gaps between these spheres it gets spread out and depending on the size of the gap we will see the different colours from red through to violet.  So there’s a mini gem lesson for you, I’m sure lots of you knew that already but maybe some didn’t and it can help you appreciate and understand the magic of opals just a little more.
They may not be scented but they’ll last forever. 🌸  Our beautiful flower earrings are set with 2.54cts of diamonds, the twelve matched pear shape diamonds creating the prettiest six-petalled blooms, all set in platinum with super secure alpha backs.
Weighing in at a mere whisker under 7cts between them, these wonderfully elegant elongated Colombian emerald drops have each been topped off with a diamond and finely articulated to ensure maximum swing and movement when worn. 💚
Made in 1921, this chic diamond and onyx cross pendant is by Van Cleef & Arpels.  Finely hand crafted in platinum and set with two rows of beautiful bright and lively old European cut diamonds, interspersed with tiny old and rose cut diamonds, it has been edged with a very fine black onyx frame.  This wonderful pendant measures almost 3” long inclusive of bale and is set with over 9cts of diamonds which are well matched and beautifully sparkly, the platinum has been expertly pierced out and the diamonds so carefully and expertly set that the metal seems to disappear. It is an impressive, statement pendant in monochrome colours that could be hung from a chain, pearls or even a ribbon.
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Our gorgeous pigeon’s blood ruby ring by Oscar Heyman is now up on our website. Perfectly set off by a pair of half moon diamonds, this fiery red gem has the ultimate colour and saturation for a ruby.