It's the layering that keeps 'em coming back for more...our 18kt Rose Gold Acorn Drops with white diamonds .05 ctw. are the perfect foil for our 18kt Rose Gold Marquis Diamond .10 ctw. Drops...collect 'em all!
Approximate length (Acorn Drops): 1.25"
Approximate length (Marquis Diamond Drops): .6875"
Shown on our Rose Gold Diamond Pave Hoops (sold separately).
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Most of our jewelry can be made for you in rose or white 18kt gold.
Rose Cut Gems
The term "rose cut" is heard more and more often when describing gemstones utilized in the jewelry industry. The Golden Eye has been using this cut for many years
What exactly is rose cut? It is a method of faceting gemstones so that the base of the stone is wide and flat with no facets; the top of the stone is domed and cut with triangular facets. These facets mimic the progressively tighter spiral of a rose, hence the name.
Most rose cuts are round, oval, or pear-shaped, but jewelers are experimenting with a variety of creative designs.
The rose cut was first introduced in the 16th century. A century later the cut had gained great acceptance and the facet arrangements became less random. Variations were based on multiples of six; six faceted roses, eighteen faceted roses, and the full rose, which consists of eighteen facets and then an upper tier of six facets.
The brilliant cut supplanted the rose cut in the 19th century but the rose cut returned at the turn of the 20th century, when the inspiration from Baroque styles drove jewelry designs. It once again fell from favor after 1910 when styles moved toward Art Deco.
For almost a century the rose cut was in retirement, but has reemerged with great momentum. Once used primarily for diamonds, the cut lends itself to many other gemstones. The look of the rose cut is softer and somewhat more natural looking than traditional faceted stones. Paired with 18kt or 22kt gold, a rose cut gem can become a timeless piece of jewelry.
Please visit our website to view many examples of rose cut jewelry.
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!
Magic is afoot in this one-of-a-kind 18kt gold pendant.
A prehnite 20 cts. lozenge highlights a carved back plate depicting the sacred geometry of the Flower of Life...an 18kt gold frame illuminates the four directions with dazzling tsavorite garnets .36 ctw., pink sapphires .36 ctw., and white diamonds .08 ctw...the back of the pendant reveals the North Star with an emerald .03 cts. cabochon at its center...a generous hinged enhancer provides the option to wear the pendant on a variety of necklaces....and, oh my, the companion necklace: glistening olive sapphires 62 ctw. reflecting 18kt gold beads!!!
Approximate diameter of The Soul's Compass: 1"
Approximate length of the Sapphire Companion Necklace: 19.5"
The Eye of Horus symbolizes royalty, protection, and health. We, at The Golden Eye, can certainly attest to its magnetism. This version is made with 18kt gold and backed with a spiral, featuring a rose cut garnet at its center. The spiral, a symbol that appears in every culture, is found in structures as small as the double helix of DNA and as large as a galaxy.
Approximate diameter: 1"
Chain sold separately.
The Eye of Horus symbolizes royalty, protection, and health. We, at The Golden Eye, can certainly attest to its magnetism. This version is made with sterling silver and 18kt gold and backed with a spiral, featuring a rose cut garnet at its center. The spiral, a symbol that appears in every culture, is found in structures as small as the double helix of DNA and as large as a galaxy.
Approximate diameter: 1"
Chain sold separately.
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