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Ruby Sea Serpent Cuff

One of our most treasured designs is wrought in 18kt gold with ruby cabochon eyes...a portal to ancient times.

Ear-rangements > Drops

Ruby Starburst Drops

You can't argue with perfection...impassioned ruby cabochons 2.65 ctw. are encircled with flashing white diamonds .41 ctw. in 18kt gold.

Approximate length: .625"

Shown on our Diamond Cypress Hoops (sold separately).
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Ruby Flower Drops

A classic feminine accoutrement...the Ruby .54 ctw. Flower Drops in 18kt gold.

Approximate length: .5"

Shown on our Narrow Beaded Hoops (sold separately).
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Ruby Ojo Drops

Rubies .30 ctw. and white diamonds .28 ctw. combine to make a versatile layering piece or an exotic stand alone in our 18kt gold Ojo Drops.

Approximate length: .75"

Shown on our Diamond Cypress Hoops (sold separately).
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Ruby Tabla Drops

Passionate, deep red rubies .32 ctw. and striking white diamonds .12 ctw. are the perfect foil for our 18kt gold Tabla Drops.

Approximate length: 1"

Shown on our Diamond Cypress Hoops (sold separately).
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Mozambique Ruby Drops

Mother Nature wows us again with these spectacular rubies from Mozambique. 5.66 ctw., accented with glimmering diamonds .22 ctw....they are bound to wow you too!

Approximate length: .75"

Shown on our Diamond Pave Hoops (sold separately).
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Earrings

Happy Turtle Earrings

Natural lavender chalcedony is carved into happy turtles with emerald .06 ctw. and ruby .06 ctw. eyes...the detachable turtles are suspended below oval lavender chalcedony cabochons studded with watermelon-colored rubies .08 ctw., crafted in 18kt gold by Laila Ionescu.

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Approximate length (studs): .75"

Approximate length (drops): 1"

Jewelry Info

Corundum

Corundum
When is a sapphire not a sapphire? When it's red, because then it's a ruby!

Both gemstones are a variety of corundum, a crystalline form of aluminum oxide, a mineral second in hardness only to diamond.

Known in Sanskrit as Ratnaraj, the king of gems, rubies have been a treasured gemstone for centuries. The first reference of the stone dates back to 200 B.C., from the literature of the northern Silk Road where they were transported from China to Persia.

Rubies have been used throughout history to adorn the armor, scabbards, harnesses, and crowns of nobles, kings, and queens. Until the 20th century, the ruby was thought to be more valuable than the diamond. It is the birthstone for July and the symbol for love, vivacity, power, and passion.

Rubies are found in Tanzania, Kenya, Pakistan, Montana, North and South Carolina, and under the ice shelf in Greenland.

Burma has always been known as the source of the deep pigeon blood ruby, the most prized color in the ruby world. However, due to the Burmese government's egregious human rights record, Congress passed the Block Burmese JADE Act in October of 2008. Although the U.S. did have a ban on the trade of Burmese gems, this measure closed an important loophole that had allowed the import of Burmese gems via third countries, such as India.

The sapphire, most commonly known as a deep blue gemstone, actually has a fascinating range of color. Almost every color of the rainbow exists naturally in sapphires. A rare color-change sapphire exhibits blue in natural light and a violet-purple in artificial light.

Some stones contain inclusions of small rutile needles that exhibit a property called asterism. This effect produces the "...star sapphire, displayed only in a cabochon cut, and can have six to twelve rays emanating from its center."

The finest specimens of sapphire were mined in Kashmir, Northern India in the late 1800's to about 1920. Today they are imported from Eastern Australia, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and are also found in Montana and North Carolina.

September is the month of the sapphire. In legend and folklore the stone is said to work as an anti-depressant and act as an aid in telepathy, clairvoyance, and astral projection. So whether you are feeling a bit down, want to know what's going on, or feel the need to get the heck off the planet, a piece of sapphire jewelry might be just what you need!

Turquoise

Turquoise
We sometimes hear someone remark that turquoise jewelry is a "fad", or that they don't wear "Indian jewelry."
Well, if turquoise is a fad, it's got to be the longest running trend ever, as history records its popularity over 7,000 years ago! Archaeologists have recorded that the oldest known piece of jewelry is a gold and turquoise bracelet found on the arm of a mummified Egyptian Queen, around 5000 B.C.

The area once known as Persia, today's Iran, has been producing gem quality turquoise for centuries, as has China.
Native Americans have worked the stone since before the time of Christ. When the Navajo, Hopi, and Pueblo people learned silversmithing from the Spaniards in the 1800's, the stone was incorporated into their pieces. This jewelry was the precursor to the work we identify today as Indian jewelry.

Cerrillos, New Mexico is thought to be the location of the oldest turquoise mines in the country. Prior to the 1920's, the state was the country's largest producer; it is more or less exhausted today.

Arizona currently produces the most turquoise of value domestically. There are many other mines throughout the Southwest, many of which have been exhausted.

Turquoise is made up of phosphorus, copper, and aluminum. The copper is the mineral responsible for the identifying robin's egg blue color that is so valued in the stone.
The mother rock, or matrix, can often be seen running throughout the stone in a network pattern, adding interest and enhancing the beauty of the turquoise.

Most turquoise on the market today has had some kind of treatment to enhance or stabilize the stone. These procedures reduce the value of the stone in varying degrees.
Only about six percent of stones today are what we call "natural turquoise". These have not been altered in any way from their natural state. Stabilizing the turquoise is accomplished by impregnating the stone with an epoxy-type substance to make it more durable.

It is important when purchasing turquoise jewelry that the salesperson is able to indicate if the piece has been treated, or is natural.

Being a phosphate mineral, turquoise is inherently fragile and sensitive to solvents; perfume and other cosmetics will attack the finish and may alter the color of turquoise gems, as will skin oils and most commercial jewelry cleaning fluids. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight may discolor or dehydrate turquoise. Care should be taken when wearing such jewels. Cosmetics, sunscreen, and hair spray should be applied before putting on turquoise jewelry.

After use, turquoise should be gently cleaned with a soft cloth to avoid a build up of residue, and should be stored in its own container to avoid being scratched by harder gems. Turquoise can also be adversely affected if stored in an airtight container-it likes to breathe.

Neckwear

Aquitane Aquamarine Necklace

To wear this necklace is to be anointed...eons of feminine power reside within the handcrafted sterling silver chain and natural surface aquamarine 30.19 cts. pendant, bezeled in 22kt gold and embellished with glistening apatites .15 ctw....by Michael Jensen Designs.

Approximate necklace length: 24"

Oxidized Silver and 24kt Gold Bead Necklace

Oxidized Silver and 24kt Gold Bead Necklace (GEARA100)

Oxidized silver tubular beads are interspersed with a variety of 24kt gold beads,finished with an oxidized silver shepherd's hook set with a ruby, from Turkish jeweler ARA.

Approximate length: 18"

Oxidized Silver, Sterling Silver, and 24kt Gold Necklace (GEARA99)

Oxidized silver, sterling silver, and 24kt gold tubular beads provide an exotic interplay, finished with an oxidized silver shepherd's hook set with a white diamond, from Turkish jeweler ARA.

Approximate length: 17"

Thai Weave Necklace

This 22kt gold handwoven Thai Weave Necklace is created entirely by hand, from the drawing of the wire to the soldering of individual links, to the fabrication of the clasp.

Created by artist Keith Berge, this necklace is a testament to meticulous work of the highest quality.

Burmese Sapphire Necklace

Natural, deep blue, Burmese sapphires 45 ctw. are subtly ornamented with 20kt gold beads and finished with an 18kt gold clasp...you will never want to take it off!!!

Approximate length: 19"

Mixed 24kt Gold Necklaces

Refined and delicate, these elegant tribal necklaces come in a variety of colors with 24kt gold elements, made by ARA.
From top:
GEARA104 Lapis and 24kt Gold Circle Necklace 18" $1425
GEARA105 Turquoise and 24kt Gold Circle Necklace 18" $1470
GEARA103 Coral and 24kt Gold Circle Necklace 18" $1520
GEARA106 Turquoise and 24kt Gold Fish Necklace 17.25" $1590

Earth Tone Diamond Necklace

Glittering cubes of natural colored diamonds 62.93 ctw. with 18kt gold spacers and clasp...a distinctive stand alone piece and great for layering.

Approximate length: 17"

Ruby Cabochon Ophelia Pendant

A fine dark cherry of a ruby peeps out from our nostalgic 18kt gold Ophelia Pendant graced with bright white diamonds .28ctw.

Chain sold separately.
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Hand Carved Turquoise Bead Necklace

Powder blue turquoise with copper matrix from the #8 mine in Nevada was hand carved into barrels and disks, and strung with 18kt beads to make a stunning necklace, from Michael Grant.

Approximate length: 24"

Diamond Toggle Necklace

Our hand woven diamond toggle necklace was created by artist Keith Berge. Hand pulled, braided 22 kt gold wire is embellished with a gorgeous hammered toggle clasp set with brilliant white diamonds .45 ctw.

Approximate length: 17.5"

Diamond Tabla Necklace

If understated luxury is your preferred mode of self-expression, this necklace speaks volumes! Twenty-four 18kt gold links studded with white diamonds 3.84 ctw., and fitted with an adjustable clasp...fabulous, darling!

Approximate length: 17-18"

Kyanite and Tourmaline Lozenge Necklace

Marine blue kyanites and a variety of green tourmalines unite to create precious colored light in lush frames of 22kt and 18kt gold.

Approximate length: 14.5-18"

Shown with our Kyanite and Emerald Lozenge Drops in 18kt gold.

Apatite and Vasonite Necklace

Caribbean blue apatite and beach glass-green vasonite are bezeled in 22kt gold and linked together with an 18kt gold adjustable chain, resulting in a veritable deluge of color.

Approximate length: 16-18"

Chocolate Diamond Necklace

You won't believe the sparkle in these chocolate diamond beads 35.3 ctw., interspersed with tasteful 18kt gold spacers!

Approximate length: 16"

Petite Earth Tone Diamond Necklace

Faceted diamond beads 28.5 ctw. in a neutral palette with 18kt gold spacers and a 14kt gold clasp. A perfect stand alone and also a great layering piece.

Approximate length: 16-18" adjustable

Diamond Rondelle Aquamarine Necklace

Faceted aquamarine beads in deep chambray blue are strewn with micro pave diamond rondelles and finished in white gold.

Approximate length: 18"

Umba Sapphire Necklace

River sapphires in shades of raisin, gold, and sea foam are finely wire wrapped in 14kt, 18kt, and 22kt gold.

Adjustable length: 18-20"

Portfolio

Apatite Rose Cut Necklace

Carribean blue rose cut apatite stones are set with 22kt gold and white diamonds to create a gorgeous necklace....matching drops are shown on our 18kt gold Diamond Pave Hoops.

Also shown is a bright and brilliant rose cut peridot and tourmaline necklace. This piece is made from 73 carats of peridot, accented with pink and golden tourmalines.

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Apatite rose cut necklace SOLD
Rosecut Peridot and Tourmaline Necklace SOLD

Natural Turquoise Necklace

This stunning necklace is created with all natural domestic turquoise, including Blue Diamond from Nevada, Morenci and Sleeping Beauty from Arizona. The lustrous stones are set in 18kt gold.

Adjustable length : 16"to 18"




Sheba's Opal Necklace

Sheba's Opal Necklace is a one-of-a-kind treasure that exudes feminine power. Faceted Ethiopian opal beads are the accompaniment to a 22kt gold clad pendant displaying rivulets of gleaming opal inside its host rock. The necklace is finished with an 18kt gold beaded bayonet clasp.

Approximate length: 16.5"

Ruby Ring

This exquisite natural ruby 26.49 cts. is set in 22kt gold and embellished with yellow diamonds and spessartite garnets.

Current size: 6

Zenobia Necklace

Named for the third century rebel queen who defeated Rome and went on to conquer Egypt, the Zenobia Necklace rules! Spectacular Ethiopian opals 4.14 ctw. are bezeled and framed in 22kt gold with gold beads and diamonds .08 ctw.; the 18kt gold rollo chain has an adjustable clasp.

Approximate length: 17-18"

Ambrosia Necklace

The Ambrosia Necklace is all about abundance...rose cut sapphires 52.96 ctw. in soft, translucent tones are bezel set in 18kt gold...golden kites adorned with beads and twinkling diamonds .48 ctw. add an ultra-feminine touch.

Approximate length: 16"

Moonstone Cascade Necklace

You'll be swooning with us once you lay eyes on the marvelous Moonstone Cascade Necklace, fashioned from 22kt and 18kt gold. An incandescent oval moonstone holds court amidst two round accent moonstones 5.35 ctw. Four bright diamonds are complemented by twelve gold beads for a luxuriant feel. A curvaceous faceted moonstone briolette takes it over the rainbow.

Approximate length: 16-18" adjustable

Rose Cut Labradorite Necklace

Shimmering rose cut labradorites are set in 18kt gold bezels and linked together to form an exquisite 16" necklace. The total weight of the stones is 82 carats.

Natural Diamond Beads

Five extravagant strands of grey, white, pink, yellow and green natural diamonds 140 ctw. are accented with 18kt gold beads and a handmade 18kt gold toggle clasp.

Mabe Pearl Necklace

Designed by Norah Pierson, a shimmering mabe pearl is set in 18kt gold with white diamonds .26 ctw. An iridescent moonstone glows at the bottom.


Approximate size: 1.75 x 1.25"

The pendant is suspended on an 18" strand of white pearls, small golden pearls, apatite, and gold beads.

Natural Turquoise Bracelet

Lustrous gem quality turquoise from Nevada (Blue Gem, Carico Lake, Damali) and New Mexico (Tyrone) are bezeled and linked in 18kt gold to make a stellar one-of-a-kind bracelet.

Approximate length: 7"

Cranberry Pearl Necklace

A luscious mabé pearl pendant with a bezel set apatite suspended from a detachable strand of dyed cranberry-colored Chinese freshwater pearls.

Rose Cut Sapphire Necklace

A singular treasure... 107 carats of rose cut sapphires are decadently wrapped in 22kt gold...their colors range from soft pink to aqua blue, to honey gold. The handcrafted toggle clasp is so artful it can be worn in front.

Opal and Sapphire Necklace

Vivid Australian boulder opals are paired with a dazzling purple sapphire and white diamonds in this remarkable pendant by Norah Pierson.
The 23kt baht chain is included.

Approximate size of pendant: 2.5"L x 1"W

Chain is 16", 30.2 grams of 23kt gold

Ethiopian Opal Necklace

Phenomenal Ethiopian Opals glow in every color of the rainbow!
Set in 22kt gold, oxidized sterling silver, and accented with white diamonds .36 ctw.

Rings

Ruby Cabochon Ring

The ring you've been looking for...a bright ruby cabochon is flanked by fiery little diamonds .06 ctw. in 18kt gold, perfect for stacking or as a stand alone.

Pink Star Sapphire and Ruby Ring

Michael Jensen Designs presents a ring fit for a pagan queen in sterling silver and 22kt gold...a star pink sapphire 2.56 cts. is flanked by two ruby cabochons .30 ctw. on an elegantly tapered shank.

Patrician Ruby Ring

A glorious Mozambique ruby 4.47 ctw. is bezel set in 22kt gold and mounted on a bountiful peened shank.

Cabochon Ruby Eye of Horus Ring

When you want the Eye of Horus, the whole Eye of Horus and nothing but the Eye of Horus, look no further...copious amounts of 18kt gold create a distinguished setting for a pink sapphire cabochon and a secret white diamond .03 ct.

Rings > Gallery of Stacks

Tower of Avalon

The Tower of Avalon captures the passion and intrigue of Morgan le Fay, the famed enchantress from Arthurian times.

From top, all in 18kt gold:

R1035 Ruby 18kt Gold Circle of Wreaths Ring $1485
RR0102 Ruby 18kt Gold Eternity Band $1900
RC429 Pink Sapphire 18kt Gold Castle Tower Ring SOLD
RR0102 Ruby 18kt Gold Eternity Band $1900
R1211 Multi-sapphire 18kt Gold Guinevere Band $1900

Wedding Rings

Sapphire Vesta Band

The 18kt gold Vesta Band is one of our favorite stand alone rings that also serves as a regal stacker...this version is made with sapphires 1.2 ctw.

Size 9 and above, please call for pricing.

Tsavorite Vesta Band

The 18kt gold Vesta Band is one of our favorite stand alone rings that also serves as a regal stacker...this version is made with tsavorite garnets .8 ctw.

Size 9 and above, please call for pricing.

Ruby Circle of Wreaths Ring

When Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in Loch Leven Castle, she was allowed to keep one small piece of jewelry, a keepsake from her dashing new husband James Hepburn, fourth Earl of Bothwell. The piece she chose was the Circle of Wreaths Ring...or so we'd like to think as we sit around fantasizing about historical figures who could've rocked our jewelry!

This version is set with a blood red ruby.14ct, (available with other gemstones- prices will vary).

Size 9 and above, please call for pricing.

Ruby Vesta Band

The 18kt gold Vesta Band is one of our favorite stand alone rings that also serves as a regal stacker...this version is made with rubies 1.2 ctw.

Size 9 and above, please call for pricing.

Ruby and Diamond Venus II Band

Rubies .62 ctw. and diamonds .25 ctw. in an 18kt gold Venus band...all you need is a matching scepter!
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