Gem Discovering… Again

Aug 30, 2021

Gem Discovering... Again

I love discovering interesting gems…, especially when they were hidden under my watch for decades on. I never really got into the smaller details of our old collection until Covid-19 hit, but since I have, I am discovering some amazing and unique gems that were crafted from as latest as the 1950’s and deeper into our gem history & antiquity.

Some gems and their faceting styles are testament to historical lapidary works and the minds behind the craftsmen. For me, the ability to physically study and admire such gems is an absolute educational luxury.

Today I want to share my latest find…, these odd bunch were selected out a few assortments of antique rubies we have. I found their color is dominated by purple so I pulled them out and categorized them as sapphires, or rather dark purple sapphires.

Upon closer inspection I found myself transfixed to their unique faceting styles, very unusual proportions and interesting patina, even for such old gems…

Their shapely (standard) contours don’t really matter as they a calling to be set like little mountains (table down), displaying their wonderful glowing purple colors and their incredible faceting stories, beautiful gems from the real old world.

Most such gems would have been recut already since…, these are a few lucky survivors from modernization.

Since I have no possibility to design jewels with all these gems.., I will be offering some for sale in our gemstone boutique and will be honored to know some jewelry designer out there gets to enjoy and design with them. This suite will be added soon.

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About Yoram Finkelstein

About Yoram Finkelstein

Mr. Finkelstein a proud second generation Diamond cutter. In 2010 He founded GemConcepts Ltd. which specializes in designing and cutting unique Diamonds using a new approach, a new philosophy. GemConcepts design Diamonds that mix the “old world” approach with the newest cutting-edge technologies.


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