BEYOND THE SOLITAIRE

Victoria Thomas

 

It’s been a crazy year, and it’s not over yet.

But one thing is clear: the world loves color.

Color makes us happy.

Sure, summer whites are pristine.  And fashionista hipsters love their head-to-toe black, year-‘round.

Even more reason to rock – pun intended – an awesome gemstone in the pink, purple, orange, yellow, green, blue or somewhere-in-between range (see our Oregon Sunstones for inspo).

The Love-Connection

As the holidays approach, you may start to get gemstone fever, something we experience every day.

The holidays also may be a time to shop for promise-rings and engagement-rings.

The white diamond engagement ring has been an American institution for decades.

But guess what?

Lots of gem-savvy shoppers are looking for a change.

Color is passion

It may shock you to learn that Diamonds are NOT the most rare precious gemstone on earth.

Not to throw any shade, but the Diamond market is tightly controlled by a small group of diamond-trading families that have masterminded the Diamond industry for most of the past century.

See: De Beers, van Cleef & Arpel.  These mega-brands only permit a limited number of high-grade Diamonds into the world-market from their mines in South Africa.

This careful rationing of stones drives the price sky-high.

To be fair, Diamonds are the hardest gemstone.  They register 10 on the Mohs scale. But how important is that to you, really?

The Blue Sapphire has been a romantic favorite since Napoleon gave Josephine his “Toi et Moi” (“You and Me”) ring back in the day.

Prince Charles presented Lady Diana Spencer with a Blue Sapphire engagement ring in 1981, setting a new worldwide trend for color.

The ring consists of a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-karat white gold, created by Garrard, who was then jeweler to the Crown.

Diana picked out the ring herself from Garrard’s catalog, and the identical rings were available for public purchase. Prince William later placed his mother’s ring on the finger of Catherine Middleton in 2010.

Referencing Middleton’s non-royal family of origin, some British society gadflies then dismissed the ring with its large stone ringed by 14 diamonds as the “Commoner’s Sapphire.”

We disagree. No sapphire is common, and in fact each is unique.

PANTONE: What’s next?

There is no law, no social rule, nothing, which dictates that you must choose a Diamond, or even a Blue Sapphire, as your engagement ring stone.

Let’s go way, way back to 2002.

Ben Affeck placed a cotton-candy pink, 6.10 radiant-cut Harry Winston diamond on the finger of Jennifer Lopez.

Okay, so that didn’t work out.

In 2003, Marc Anthony proposed to Lopez with a 8.5 carat Blue Diamond, also from Harry Winston. That didn't work out either, and now Jen wears A-Rod's 15 carat, colorless emerald-cut white Diamond. Fifth time is a charm!

The Pantone Color Institute won’t announce their “Color of 2021” until December, 2020. But we are taking hints from Pantone’s Fashion Week recommendations for the New York and Paris runways.

Maybe some of these will trip your trigger when seeking an especially delicious precious gemstone for an engagement ring or other special piece of High Jewelry.

Some ideas from Pantone, referencing London Fashion Week:

PANTONE 14-3205: PIROUETTE. “A diaphanous pink.”

Check out our SAP-PINK-558, Natural Unheated Ceylon Pink Sapphire, Oval Shape, 5.58 carats.  A great stone just waiting to be set as a promise ring, engagement ring, or as a Bat Mitzvah, birthday or anniversary gift!

 

PANTONE 15-3716: PURPLE ROSE: “A message of enchantment.”

Check out our SPI-PUR-880, Natural Unheated Purple Spinel, Oval Shape, 8.80 carats. Just add a raspberry beret.

PANTONE 16-1253: ORANGE OCHRE: “Earthy orange”

Check out our Natural Orange Spinel, Oval Shape, 2.63 carats. Especiall yummy if you're a pumpkin-spice aficionada.

 PANTONE 18-4250: INDIGO BUNTING: “A brilliant blue with cheerful gusto”

Check out our SAP-BLU-434, Natural Unheated Blue Sapphire, Heart Shape, 4.34 carats. A romantic gift for a heart that's true-blue.

 PANTONE 13-0647: ILLUMINATING: “Friendly and joyful, offering the promise of a sunny day.”

Check out our SAP-YEL-608, Natural Unheated Yellow Sapphire, 6.08 carats. Pure solar energy, instant happiness!

 Giving a peek into 2021, PANTONE calls out a cream-white, solid black, and flannel gray, along with these two delectable shades:

 

PANTONE 17-1221: MACCHIATO

 Check out our HGJ-SUN-199, Natural Untreated Bi-Color Oregon Sunstone, 1.99 carats.  Mysterious, even moody, like a storm moving across the mountains.

 

PANTONE 18-0529: SPHAGNUM

 Check out our HGJ-DEM-346, Natural Unheated Demantoid, Cushion-Shape, 3.46 carats. Breathe in the sacred breath of ancient ferns. Perfect for a forest-sprite.

 In an uncertain world, the old-time rules are off the table.

What is certain: color is a natural anti-depressant.

It’s not fattening.

And wearing an awesome, fancy-color gem is an easy way to upgrade basic neutrals, and even denim.

Call us for a free consultation about what colorful gem is right for you, right now!

#

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLOR PLAY BLOG for Heritage

 

Combining two topics:

 

BEYOND THE SOLITAIRE

 

It’s been a crazy year, and it’s not over yet.

But one thing is clear: the world loves color.

Color makes us happy.

Sure, summer whites are pristine.  And fashionista hipsters love their head-to-toe black, year-‘round.

Even more reason to rock – pun intended – an awesome gemstone in the pink, purple, orange, yellow, green, blue or somewhere-in-between range (see our Oregon Sunstones for inspo).

The Love-Connection

As the holidays approach, you may start to get gemstone fever, something we experience every day.

The holidays also may be a time to shop for promise-rings and engagement-rings.

The white diamond engagement ring has been an American institution for decades.

But guess what?

Lots of gem-savvy shoppers are looking for a change.

Color is passion

It may shock you to learn that Diamonds are NOT the most rare precious gemstone on earth.

Not to throw any shade, but the Diamond market is tightly controlled by a small group of diamond-trading families that have masterminded the Diamond industry for most of the past century.

See: De Beers, van Cleef & Arpel.  These mega-brands only permit a limited number of high-grade Diamonds into the world-market from their mines in South Africa.

This careful rationing of stones drives the price sky-high.

To be fair, Diamonds are the hardest gemstone.  They register 10 on the Mohs scale. But how important is that to you, really?

The Blue Sapphire has been a romantic favorite since Napoleon gave Josephine his “Toi et Moi” (“You and Me”) ring back in the day.

Prince Charles presented Lady Diana Spencer with a Blue Sapphire engagement ring in 1981, setting a new worldwide trend for color.

The ring consists of a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-karat white gold, created by Garrard, who was then jeweler to the Crown.

Diana picked out the ring herself from Garrard’s catalog, and the identical rings were available for public purchase. Prince William later placed his mother’s ring on the finger of Catherine Middleton in 2010.

Referencing Middleton’s non-royal family of origin, some British society gadflies then dismissed the ring with its large stone ringed by 14 diamonds as the “Commoner’s Sapphire.”

We disagree. No sapphire is common, and in fact each is unique.

PANTONE: What’s next?

There is no law, no social rule, nothing, which dictates that you must choose a Diamond, or even a Blue Sapphire, as your engagement ring stone.

Let’s go way, way back to 2002.

Ben Affeck placed a cotton-candy pink, 6.10 radiant-cut Harry Winston diamond on the finger of Jennifer Lopez.

Okay, so that didn’t work out.

In 2003, Marc Anthony proposed to Lopez with a 8.5 carat Blue Diamond, also from Harry Winston.

The Pantone Color Institute won’t announce their “Color of 2021” until December, 2020. But we are taking hints from Pantone’s Fashion Week recommendations for the New York and Paris runways.

Maybe some of these will trip your trigger when seeking an especially delicious precious gemstone for an engagement ring or other special piece of High Jewelry.

Some ideas from Pantone, referencing London Fashion Week:

PANTONE 14-3205: PIROUETTE. “A diaphanous pink.”

Check out our SAP-PINK-558, Natural Unheated Ceylon Pink Sapphire, Oval Shape, 5.58 carats.  A great stone just waiting to be set as a promise ring, engagement ring, or as a Bat Mitzvah, birthday or anniversary gift!

 

PANTONE 15-3716: PURPLE ROSE: “A message of enchantment.”

Check out our SPI-PUR-880, Natural Unheated Purple Spinel, Oval Shape, 8.80 carats.

PANTONE 16-1253: ORANGE OCHRE: “Earthy orange”

Check out our Natural Orange Spinel, Oval Shape, 2.63 carats

 

PANTONE 18-4250: INDIGO BUNTING: “A brilliant blue with cheerful gusto”

Check out our SAP-BLU-434, Natural Unheated Blue Sapphire, Heart Shape, 4.34 carats

 

PANTONE 13-0647: ILLUMINATING: “Friendly and joyful, offering the promise of a sunny day.”

Check out our SAP-YEL-608, Natural Unheated Yellow Sapphire, 6.08 carats

 

Giving a peek into 2021, PANTONE calls out a cream-white, solid black, and flannel gray, along with these two delectable shades:

 

PANTONE 17-1221: MACCHIATO

 

Check out our HGJ-SUN-199, Natural Untreated Bi-Color Oregon Sunstone, 1.99 carats

 

PANTONE 18-0529: SPHAGNUM

 

Check out our HGJ-DEM-346, Natural Unheated Demantoid, Cushion-Shape, 3.46 carats

 

In an uncertain world, the old-time rules are off the table.

What is certain: color is a natural anti-depressant.

It’s not fattening.

And wearing an awesome, fancy-color gem is an easy way to upgrade basic neutrals, and even denim.

Call us for a free consultation about what colorful gem is right for you, right now!

#

 

 

 

COLOR PLAY BLOG for Heritage

 

Combining two topics:

 

BEYOND THE SOLITAIRE

 

It’s been a crazy year, and it’s not over yet.

But one thing is clear: the world loves color.

Color makes us happy.

Sure, summer whites are pristine.  And fashionista hipsters love their head-to-toe black, year-‘round.

Even more reason to rock – pun intended – an awesome gemstone in the pink, purple, orange, yellow, green, blue or somewhere-in-between range (see our Oregon Sunstones for inspo).

The Love-Connection

As the holidays approach, you may start to get gemstone fever, something we experience every day.

The holidays also may be a time to shop for promise-rings and engagement-rings.

The white diamond engagement ring has been an American institution for decades.

But guess what?

Lots of gem-savvy shoppers are looking for a change.

Color is passion

It may shock you to learn that Diamonds are NOT the most rare precious gemstone on earth.

Not to throw any shade, but the Diamond market is tightly controlled by a small group of diamond-trading families that have masterminded the Diamond industry for most of the past century.

See: De Beers, van Cleef & Arpel.  These mega-brands only permit a limited number of high-grade Diamonds into the world-market from their mines in South Africa.

This careful rationing of stones drives the price sky-high.

To be fair, Diamonds are the hardest gemstone.  They register 10 on the Mohs scale. But how important is that to you, really?

The Blue Sapphire has been a romantic favorite since Napoleon gave Josephine his “Toi et Moi” (“You and Me”) ring back in the day.

Prince Charles presented Lady Diana Spencer with a Blue Sapphire engagement ring in 1981, setting a new worldwide trend for color.

The ring consists of a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-karat white gold, created by Garrard, who was then jeweler to the Crown.

Diana picked out the ring herself from Garrard’s catalog, and the identical rings were available for public purchase. Prince William later placed his mother’s ring on the finger of Catherine Middleton in 2010.

Referencing Middleton’s non-royal family of origin, some British society gadflies then dismissed the ring with its large stone ringed by 14 diamonds as the “Commoner’s Sapphire.”

We disagree. No sapphire is common, and in fact each is unique.

PANTONE: What’s next?

There is no law, no social rule, nothing, which dictates that you must choose a Diamond, or even a Blue Sapphire, as your engagement ring stone.

Let’s go way, way back to 2002.

Ben Affeck placed a cotton-candy pink, 6.10 radiant-cut Harry Winston diamond on the finger of Jennifer Lopez.

Okay, so that didn’t work out.

In 2003, Marc Anthony proposed to Lopez with a 8.5 carat Blue Diamond, also from Harry Winston.

The Pantone Color Institute won’t announce their “Color of 2021” until December, 2020. But we are taking hints from Pantone’s Fashion Week recommendations for the New York and Paris runways.

Maybe some of these will trip your trigger when seeking an especially delicious precious gemstone for an engagement ring or other special piece of High Jewelry.

Some ideas from Pantone, referencing London Fashion Week:

PANTONE 14-3205: PIROUETTE. “A diaphanous pink.”

Check out our SAP-PINK-558, Natural Unheated Ceylon Pink Sapphire, Oval Shape, 5.58 carats.  A great stone just waiting to be set as a promise ring, engagement ring, or as a Bat Mitzvah, birthday or anniversary gift!

 

PANTONE 15-3716: PURPLE ROSE: “A message of enchantment.”

Check out our SPI-PUR-880, Natural Unheated Purple Spinel, Oval Shape, 8.80 carats.

PANTONE 16-1253: ORANGE OCHRE: “Earthy orange”

Check out our Natural Orange Spinel, Oval Shape, 2.63 carats

 

PANTONE 18-4250: INDIGO BUNTING: “A brilliant blue with cheerful gusto”

Check out our SAP-BLU-434, Natural Unheated Blue Sapphire, Heart Shape, 4.34 carats

 

PANTONE 13-0647: ILLUMINATING: “Friendly and joyful, offering the promise of a sunny day.”

Check out our SAP-YEL-608, Natural Unheated Yellow Sapphire, 6.08 carats

 

Giving a peek into 2021, PANTONE calls out a cream-white, solid black, and flannel gray, along with these two delectable shades:

 

PANTONE 17-1221: MACCHIATO

 

Check out our HGJ-SUN-199, Natural Untreated Bi-Color Oregon Sunstone, 1.99 carats

 

PANTONE 18-0529: SPHAGNUM

 

Check out our HGJ-DEM-346, Natural Unheated Demantoid, Cushion-Shape, 3.46 carats

 

In an uncertain world, the old-time rules are off the table.

What is certain: color is a natural anti-depressant.

It’s not fattening.

And wearing an awesome, fancy-color gem is an easy way to upgrade basic neutrals, and even denim.

Call us for a free consultation about what colorful gem is right for you, right now!

#

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLOR PLAY BLOG for Heritage

 

Combining two topics:

 

BEYOND THE SOLITAIRE

 

It’s been a crazy year, and it’s not over yet.

But one thing is clear: the world loves color.

Color makes us happy.

Sure, summer whites are pristine.  And fashionista hipsters love their head-to-toe black, year-‘round.

Even more reason to rock – pun intended – an awesome gemstone in the pink, purple, orange, yellow, green, blue or somewhere-in-between range (see our Oregon Sunstones for inspo).

The Love-Connection

As the holidays approach, you may start to get gemstone fever, something we experience every day.

The holidays also may be a time to shop for promise-rings and engagement-rings.

The white diamond engagement ring has been an American institution for decades.

But guess what?

Lots of gem-savvy shoppers are looking for a change.

Color is passion

It may shock you to learn that Diamonds are NOT the most rare precious gemstone on earth.

Not to throw any shade, but the Diamond market is tightly controlled by a small group of diamond-trading families that have masterminded the Diamond industry for most of the past century.

See: De Beers, van Cleef & Arpel.  These mega-brands only permit a limited number of high-grade Diamonds into the world-market from their mines in South Africa.

This careful rationing of stones drives the price sky-high.

To be fair, Diamonds are the hardest gemstone.  They register 10 on the Mohs scale. But how important is that to you, really?

The Blue Sapphire has been a romantic favorite since Napoleon gave Josephine his “Toi et Moi” (“You and Me”) ring back in the day.

Prince Charles presented Lady Diana Spencer with a Blue Sapphire engagement ring in 1981, setting a new worldwide trend for color.

The ring consists of a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-karat white gold, created by Garrard, who was then jeweler to the Crown.

Diana picked out the ring herself from Garrard’s catalog, and the identical rings were available for public purchase. Prince William later placed his mother’s ring on the finger of Catherine Middleton in 2010.

Referencing Middleton’s non-royal family of origin, some British society gadflies then dismissed the ring with its large stone ringed by 14 diamonds as the “Commoner’s Sapphire.”

We disagree. No sapphire is common, and in fact each is unique.

PANTONE: What’s next?

There is no law, no social rule, nothing, which dictates that you must choose a Diamond, or even a Blue Sapphire, as your engagement ring stone.

Let’s go way, way back to 2002.

Ben Affeck placed a cotton-candy pink, 6.10 radiant-cut Harry Winston diamond on the finger of Jennifer Lopez.

Okay, so that didn’t work out.

In 2003, Marc Anthony proposed to Lopez with a 8.5 carat Blue Diamond, also from Harry Winston.

The Pantone Color Institute won’t announce their “Color of 2021” until December, 2020. But we are taking hints from Pantone’s Fashion Week recommendations for the New York and Paris runways.

Maybe some of these will trip your trigger when seeking an especially delicious precious gemstone for an engagement ring or other special piece of High Jewelry.

Some ideas from Pantone, referencing London Fashion Week:

PANTONE 14-3205: PIROUETTE. “A diaphanous pink.”

Check out our SAP-PINK-558, Natural Unheated Ceylon Pink Sapphire, Oval Shape, 5.58 carats.  A great stone just waiting to be set as a promise ring, engagement ring, or as a Bat Mitzvah, birthday or anniversary gift!

 

PANTONE 15-3716: PURPLE ROSE: “A message of enchantment.”

Check out our SPI-PUR-880, Natural Unheated Purple Spinel, Oval Shape, 8.80 carats.

PANTONE 16-1253: ORANGE OCHRE: “Earthy orange”

Check out our Natural Orange Spinel, Oval Shape, 2.63 carats

 

PANTONE 18-4250: INDIGO BUNTING: “A brilliant blue with cheerful gusto”

Check out our SAP-BLU-434, Natural Unheated Blue Sapphire, Heart Shape, 4.34 carats

 

PANTONE 13-0647: ILLUMINATING: “Friendly and joyful, offering the promise of a sunny day.”

Check out our SAP-YEL-608, Natural Unheated Yellow Sapphire, 6.08 carats

 

Giving a peek into 2021, PANTONE calls out a cream-white, solid black, and flannel gray, along with these two delectable shades:

 

PANTONE 17-1221: MACCHIATO

 

Check out our HGJ-SUN-199, Natural Untreated Bi-Color Oregon Sunstone, 1.99 carats

 

PANTONE 18-0529: SPHAGNUM

 

Check out our HGJ-DEM-346, Natural Unheated Demantoid, Cushion-Shape, 3.46 carats

 

In an uncertain world, the old-time rules are off the table.

What is certain: color is a natural anti-depressant.

It’s not fattening.

And wearing an awesome, fancy-color gem is an easy way to upgrade basic neutrals, and even denim.

Call us for a free consultation about what colorful gem is right for you, right now!

#

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLOR PLAY BLOG for Heritage

 

Combining two topics:

 

BEYOND THE SOLITAIRE

 

It’s been a crazy year, and it’s not over yet.

But one thing is clear: the world loves color.

Color makes us happy.

Sure, summer whites are pristine.  And fashionista hipsters love their head-to-toe black, year-‘round.

Even more reason to rock – pun intended – an awesome gemstone in the pink, purple, orange, yellow, green, blue or somewhere-in-between range (see our Oregon Sunstones for inspo).

The Love-Connection

As the holidays approach, you may start to get gemstone fever, something we experience every day.

The holidays also may be a time to shop for promise-rings and engagement-rings.

The white diamond engagement ring has been an American institution for decades.

But guess what?

Lots of gem-savvy shoppers are looking for a change.

Color is passion

It may shock you to learn that Diamonds are NOT the most rare precious gemstone on earth.

Not to throw any shade, but the Diamond market is tightly controlled by a small group of diamond-trading families that have masterminded the Diamond industry for most of the past century.

See: De Beers, van Cleef & Arpel.  These mega-brands only permit a limited number of high-grade Diamonds into the world-market from their mines in South Africa.

This careful rationing of stones drives the price sky-high.

To be fair, Diamonds are the hardest gemstone.  They register 10 on the Mohs scale. But how important is that to you, really?

The Blue Sapphire has been a romantic favorite since Napoleon gave Josephine his “Toi et Moi” (“You and Me”) ring back in the day.

Prince Charles presented Lady Diana Spencer with a Blue Sapphire engagement ring in 1981, setting a new worldwide trend for color.

The ring consists of a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-karat white gold, created by Garrard, who was then jeweler to the Crown.

Diana picked out the ring herself from Garrard’s catalog, and the identical rings were available for public purchase. Prince William later placed his mother’s ring on the finger of Catherine Middleton in 2010.

Referencing Middleton’s non-royal family of origin, some British society gadflies then dismissed the ring with its large stone ringed by 14 diamonds as the “Commoner’s Sapphire.”

We disagree. No sapphire is common, and in fact each is unique.

PANTONE: What’s next?

There is no law, no social rule, nothing, which dictates that you must choose a Diamond, or even a Blue Sapphire, as your engagement ring stone.

Let’s go way, way back to 2002.

Ben Affeck placed a cotton-candy pink, 6.10 radiant-cut Harry Winston diamond on the finger of Jennifer Lopez.

Okay, so that didn’t work out.

In 2003, Marc Anthony proposed to Lopez with a 8.5 carat Blue Diamond, also from Harry Winston.

The Pantone Color Institute won’t announce their “Color of 2021” until December, 2020. But we are taking hints from Pantone’s Fashion Week recommendations for the New York and Paris runways.

Maybe some of these will trip your trigger when seeking an especially delicious precious gemstone for an engagement ring or other special piece of High Jewelry.

Some ideas from Pantone, referencing London Fashion Week:

PANTONE 14-3205: PIROUETTE. “A diaphanous pink.”

Check out our SAP-PINK-558, Natural Unheated Ceylon Pink Sapphire, Oval Shape, 5.58 carats.  A great stone just waiting to be set as a promise ring, engagement ring, or as a Bat Mitzvah, birthday or anniversary gift!

 

PANTONE 15-3716: PURPLE ROSE: “A message of enchantment.”

Check out our SPI-PUR-880, Natural Unheated Purple Spinel, Oval Shape, 8.80 carats.

PANTONE 16-1253: ORANGE OCHRE: “Earthy orange”

Check out our Natural Orange Spinel, Oval Shape, 2.63 carats

 

PANTONE 18-4250: INDIGO BUNTING: “A brilliant blue with cheerful gusto”

Check out our SAP-BLU-434, Natural Unheated Blue Sapphire, Heart Shape, 4.34 carats

 

PANTONE 13-0647: ILLUMINATING: “Friendly and joyful, offering the promise of a sunny day.”

Check out our SAP-YEL-608, Natural Unheated Yellow Sapphire, 6.08 carats

 

Giving a peek into 2021, PANTONE calls out a cream-white, solid black, and flannel gray, along with these two delectable shades:

 

PANTONE 17-1221: MACCHIATO

 

Check out our HGJ-SUN-199, Natural Untreated Bi-Color Oregon Sunstone, 1.99 carats

 

PANTONE 18-0529: SPHAGNUM

 

Check out our HGJ-DEM-346, Natural Unheated Demantoid, Cushion-Shape, 3.46 carats

 

In an uncertain world, the old-time rules are off the table.

What is certain: color is a natural anti-depressant.

It’s not fattening.

And wearing an awesome, fancy-color gem is an easy way to upgrade basic neutrals, and even denim.

Call us for a free consultation about what colorful gem is right for you, right now!

#

 

 

 

COLOR PLAY BLOG for Heritage

 

Combining two topics:

 

BEYOND THE SOLITAIRE

 

It’s been a crazy year, and it’s not over yet.

But one thing is clear: the world loves color.

Color makes us happy.

Sure, summer whites are pristine.  And fashionista hipsters love their head-to-toe black, year-‘round.

Even more reason to rock – pun intended – an awesome gemstone in the pink, purple, orange, yellow, green, blue or somewhere-in-between range (see our Oregon Sunstones for inspo).

The Love-Connection

As the holidays approach, you may start to get gemstone fever, something we experience every day.

The holidays also may be a time to shop for promise-rings and engagement-rings.

The white diamond engagement ring has been an American institution for decades.

But guess what?

Lots of gem-savvy shoppers are looking for a change.

Color is passion

It may shock you to learn that Diamonds are NOT the most rare precious gemstone on earth.

Not to throw any shade, but the Diamond market is tightly controlled by a small group of diamond-trading families that have masterminded the Diamond industry for most of the past century.

See: De Beers, van Cleef & Arpel.  These mega-brands only permit a limited number of high-grade Diamonds into the world-market from their mines in South Africa.

This careful rationing of stones drives the price sky-high.

To be fair, Diamonds are the hardest gemstone.  They register 10 on the Mohs scale. But how important is that to you, really?

The Blue Sapphire has been a romantic favorite since Napoleon gave Josephine his “Toi et Moi” (“You and Me”) ring back in the day.

Prince Charles presented Lady Diana Spencer with a Blue Sapphire engagement ring in 1981, setting a new worldwide trend for color.

The ring consists of a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-karat white gold, created by Garrard, who was then jeweler to the Crown.

Diana picked out the ring herself from Garrard’s catalog, and the identical rings were available for public purchase. Prince William later placed his mother’s ring on the finger of Catherine Middleton in 2010.

Referencing Middleton’s non-royal family of origin, some British society gadflies then dismissed the ring with its large stone ringed by 14 diamonds as the “Commoner’s Sapphire.”

We disagree. No sapphire is common, and in fact each is unique.

PANTONE: What’s next?

There is no law, no social rule, nothing, which dictates that you must choose a Diamond, or even a Blue Sapphire, as your engagement ring stone.

Let’s go way, way back to 2002.

Ben Affeck placed a cotton-candy pink, 6.10 radiant-cut Harry Winston diamond on the finger of Jennifer Lopez.

Okay, so that didn’t work out.

In 2003, Marc Anthony proposed to Lopez with a 8.5 carat Blue Diamond, also from Harry Winston.

The Pantone Color Institute won’t announce their “Color of 2021” until December, 2020. But we are taking hints from Pantone’s Fashion Week recommendations for the New York and Paris runways.

Maybe some of these will trip your trigger when seeking an especially delicious precious gemstone for an engagement ring or other special piece of High Jewelry.

Some ideas from Pantone, referencing London Fashion Week:

PANTONE 14-3205: PIROUETTE. “A diaphanous pink.”

Check out our SAP-PINK-558, Natural Unheated Ceylon Pink Sapphire, Oval Shape, 5.58 carats.  A great stone just waiting to be set as a promise ring, engagement ring, or as a Bat Mitzvah, birthday or anniversary gift!

 

PANTONE 15-3716: PURPLE ROSE: “A message of enchantment.”

Check out our SPI-PUR-880, Natural Unheated Purple Spinel, Oval Shape, 8.80 carats.

PANTONE 16-1253: ORANGE OCHRE: “Earthy orange”

Check out our Natural Orange Spinel, Oval Shape, 2.63 carats

 

PANTONE 18-4250: INDIGO BUNTING: “A brilliant blue with cheerful gusto”

Check out our SAP-BLU-434, Natural Unheated Blue Sapphire, Heart Shape, 4.34 carats

 

PANTONE 13-0647: ILLUMINATING: “Friendly and joyful, offering the promise of a sunny day.”

Check out our SAP-YEL-608, Natural Unheated Yellow Sapphire, 6.08 carats

 

Giving a peek into 2021, PANTONE calls out a cream-white, solid black, and flannel gray, along with these two delectable shades:

 

PANTONE 17-1221: MACCHIATO

 

Check out our HGJ-SUN-199, Natural Untreated Bi-Color Oregon Sunstone, 1.99 carats

 

PANTONE 18-0529: SPHAGNUM

 

Check out our HGJ-DEM-346, Natural Unheated Demantoid, Cushion-Shape, 3.46 carats

 

In an uncertain world, the old-time rules are off the table.

What is certain: color is a natural anti-depressant.

It’s not fattening.

And wearing an awesome, fancy-color gem is an easy way to upgrade basic neutrals, and even denim.

Call us for a free consultation about what colorful gem is right for you, right now!

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COLOR PLAY BLOG for Heritage

 

Combining two topics:

 

BEYOND THE SOLITAIRE

 

It’s been a crazy year, and it’s not over yet.

But one thing is clear: the world loves color.

Color makes us happy.

Sure, summer whites are pristine.  And fashionista hipsters love their head-to-toe black, year-‘round.

Even more reason to rock – pun intended – an awesome gemstone in the pink, purple, orange, yellow, green, blue or somewhere-in-between range (see our Oregon Sunstones for inspo).

The Love-Connection

As the holidays approach, you may start to get gemstone fever, something we experience every day.

The holidays also may be a time to shop for promise-rings and engagement-rings.

The white diamond engagement ring has been an American institution for decades.

But guess what?

Lots of gem-savvy shoppers are looking for a change.

Color is passion

It may shock you to learn that Diamonds are NOT the most rare precious gemstone on earth.

Not to throw any shade, but the Diamond market is tightly controlled by a small group of diamond-trading families that have masterminded the Diamond industry for most of the past century.

See: De Beers, van Cleef & Arpel.  These mega-brands only permit a limited number of high-grade Diamonds into the world-market from their mines in South Africa.

This careful rationing of stones drives the price sky-high.

To be fair, Diamonds are the hardest gemstone.  They register 10 on the Mohs scale. But how important is that to you, really?

The Blue Sapphire has been a romantic favorite since Napoleon gave Josephine his “Toi et Moi” (“You and Me”) ring back in the day.

Prince Charles presented Lady Diana Spencer with a Blue Sapphire engagement ring in 1981, setting a new worldwide trend for color.

The ring consists of a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-karat white gold, created by Garrard, who was then jeweler to the Crown.

Diana picked out the ring herself from Garrard’s catalog, and the identical rings were available for public purchase. Prince William later placed his mother’s ring on the finger of Catherine Middleton in 2010.

Referencing Middleton’s non-royal family of origin, some British society gadflies then dismissed the ring with its large stone ringed by 14 diamonds as the “Commoner’s Sapphire.”

We disagree. No sapphire is common, and in fact each is unique.

PANTONE: What’s next?

There is no law, no social rule, nothing, which dictates that you must choose a Diamond, or even a Blue Sapphire, as your engagement ring stone.

Let’s go way, way back to 2002.

Ben Affeck placed a cotton-candy pink, 6.10 radiant-cut Harry Winston diamond on the finger of Jennifer Lopez.

Okay, so that didn’t work out.

In 2003, Marc Anthony proposed to Lopez with a 8.5 carat Blue Diamond, also from Harry Winston.

The Pantone Color Institute won’t announce their “Color of 2021” until December, 2020. But we are taking hints from Pantone’s Fashion Week recommendations for the New York and Paris runways.

Maybe some of these will trip your trigger when seeking an especially delicious precious gemstone for an engagement ring or other special piece of High Jewelry.

Some ideas from Pantone, referencing London Fashion Week:

PANTONE 14-3205: PIROUETTE. “A diaphanous pink.”

Check out our SAP-PINK-558, Natural Unheated Ceylon Pink Sapphire, Oval Shape, 5.58 carats.  A great stone just waiting to be set as a promise ring, engagement ring, or as a Bat Mitzvah, birthday or anniversary gift!

 

PANTONE 15-3716: PURPLE ROSE: “A message of enchantment.”

Check out our SPI-PUR-880, Natural Unheated Purple Spinel, Oval Shape, 8.80 carats.

PANTONE 16-1253: ORANGE OCHRE: “Earthy orange”

Check out our Natural Orange Spinel, Oval Shape, 2.63 carats

 

PANTONE 18-4250: INDIGO BUNTING: “A brilliant blue with cheerful gusto”

Check out our SAP-BLU-434, Natural Unheated Blue Sapphire, Heart Shape, 4.34 carats

 

PANTONE 13-0647: ILLUMINATING: “Friendly and joyful, offering the promise of a sunny day.”

Check out our SAP-YEL-608, Natural Unheated Yellow Sapphire, 6.08 carats

 

Giving a peek into 2021, PANTONE calls out a cream-white, solid black, and flannel gray, along with these two delectable shades:

 

PANTONE 17-1221: MACCHIATO

 

Check out our HGJ-SUN-199, Natural Untreated Bi-Color Oregon Sunstone, 1.99 carats

 

PANTONE 18-0529: SPHAGNUM

 

Check out our HGJ-DEM-346, Natural Unheated Demantoid, Cushion-Shape, 3.46 carats

 

In an uncertain world, the old-time rules are off the table.

What is certain: color is a natural anti-depressant.

It’s not fattening.

And wearing an awesome, fancy-color gem is an easy way to upgrade basic neutrals, and even denim.

Call us for a free consultation about what colorful gem is right for you, right now!

#

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLOR PLAY BLOG for Heritage

 

Combining two topics:

 

BEYOND THE SOLITAIRE

 

It’s been a crazy year, and it’s not over yet.

But one thing is clear: the world loves color.

Color makes us happy.

Sure, summer whites are pristine.  And fashionista hipsters love their head-to-toe black, year-‘round.

Even more reason to rock – pun intended – an awesome gemstone in the pink, purple, orange, yellow, green, blue or somewhere-in-between range (see our Oregon Sunstones for inspo).

The Love-Connection

As the holidays approach, you may start to get gemstone fever, something we experience every day.

The holidays also may be a time to shop for promise-rings and engagement-rings.

The white diamond engagement ring has been an American institution for decades.

But guess what?

Lots of gem-savvy shoppers are looking for a change.

Color is passion

It may shock you to learn that Diamonds are NOT the most rare precious gemstone on earth.

Not to throw any shade, but the Diamond market is tightly controlled by a small group of diamond-trading families that have masterminded the Diamond industry for most of the past century.

See: De Beers, van Cleef & Arpel.  These mega-brands only permit a limited number of high-grade Diamonds into the world-market from their mines in South Africa.

This careful rationing of stones drives the price sky-high.

To be fair, Diamonds are the hardest gemstone.  They register 10 on the Mohs scale. But how important is that to you, really?

The Blue Sapphire has been a romantic favorite since Napoleon gave Josephine his “Toi et Moi” (“You and Me”) ring back in the day.

Prince Charles presented Lady Diana Spencer with a Blue Sapphire engagement ring in 1981, setting a new worldwide trend for color.

The ring consists of a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-karat white gold, created by Garrard, who was then jeweler to the Crown.

Diana picked out the ring herself from Garrard’s catalog, and the identical rings were available for public purchase. Prince William later placed his mother’s ring on the finger of Catherine Middleton in 2010.

Referencing Middleton’s non-royal family of origin, some British society gadflies then dismissed the ring with its large stone ringed by 14 diamonds as the “Commoner’s Sapphire.”

We disagree. No sapphire is common, and in fact each is unique.

PANTONE: What’s next?

There is no law, no social rule, nothing, which dictates that you must choose a Diamond, or even a Blue Sapphire, as your engagement ring stone.

Let’s go way, way back to 2002.

Ben Affeck placed a cotton-candy pink, 6.10 radiant-cut Harry Winston diamond on the finger of Jennifer Lopez.

Okay, so that didn’t work out.

In 2003, Marc Anthony proposed to Lopez with a 8.5 carat Blue Diamond, also from Harry Winston.

The Pantone Color Institute won’t announce their “Color of 2021” until December, 2020. But we are taking hints from Pantone’s Fashion Week recommendations for the New York and Paris runways.

Maybe some of these will trip your trigger when seeking an especially delicious precious gemstone for an engagement ring or other special piece of High Jewelry.

Some ideas from Pantone, referencing London Fashion Week:

PANTONE 14-3205: PIROUETTE. “A diaphanous pink.”

Check out our SAP-PINK-558, Natural Unheated Ceylon Pink Sapphire, Oval Shape, 5.58 carats.  A great stone just waiting to be set as a promise ring, engagement ring, or as a Bat Mitzvah, birthday or anniversary gift!

 

PANTONE 15-3716: PURPLE ROSE: “A message of enchantment.”

Check out our SPI-PUR-880, Natural Unheated Purple Spinel, Oval Shape, 8.80 carats.

PANTONE 16-1253: ORANGE OCHRE: “Earthy orange”

Check out our Natural Orange Spinel, Oval Shape, 2.63 carats

 

PANTONE 18-4250: INDIGO BUNTING: “A brilliant blue with cheerful gusto”

Check out our SAP-BLU-434, Natural Unheated Blue Sapphire, Heart Shape, 4.34 carats

 

PANTONE 13-0647: ILLUMINATING: “Friendly and joyful, offering the promise of a sunny day.”

Check out our SAP-YEL-608, Natural Unheated Yellow Sapphire, 6.08 carats

 

Giving a peek into 2021, PANTONE calls out a cream-white, solid black, and flannel gray, along with these two delectable shades:

 

PANTONE 17-1221: MACCHIATO

 

Check out our HGJ-SUN-199, Natural Untreated Bi-Color Oregon Sunstone, 1.99 carats

 

PANTONE 18-0529: SPHAGNUM

 

Check out our HGJ-DEM-346, Natural Unheated Demantoid, Cushion-Shape, 3.46 carats

 

In an uncertain world, the old-time rules are off the table.

What is certain: color is a natural anti-depressant.

It’s not fattening.

And wearing an awesome, fancy-color gem is an easy way to upgrade basic neutrals, and even denim.

Call us for a free consultation about what colorful gem is right for you, right now!

#

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLOR PLAY BLOG for Heritage

 

Combining two topics:

 

BEYOND THE SOLITAIRE

 

It’s been a crazy year, and it’s not over yet.

But one thing is clear: the world loves color.

Color makes us happy.

Sure, summer whites are pristine.  And fashionista hipsters love their head-to-toe black, year-‘round.

Even more reason to rock – pun intended – an awesome gemstone in the pink, purple, orange, yellow, green, blue or somewhere-in-between range (see our Oregon Sunstones for inspo).

The Love-Connection

As the holidays approach, you may start to get gemstone fever, something we experience every day.

The holidays also may be a time to shop for promise-rings and engagement-rings.

The white diamond engagement ring has been an American institution for decades.

But guess what?

Lots of gem-savvy shoppers are looking for a change.

Color is passion

It may shock you to learn that Diamonds are NOT the most rare precious gemstone on earth.

Not to throw any shade, but the Diamond market is tightly controlled by a small group of diamond-trading families that have masterminded the Diamond industry for most of the past century.

See: De Beers, van Cleef & Arpel.  These mega-brands only permit a limited number of high-grade Diamonds into the world-market from their mines in South Africa.

This careful rationing of stones drives the price sky-high.

To be fair, Diamonds are the hardest gemstone.  They register 10 on the Mohs scale. But how important is that to you, really?

The Blue Sapphire has been a romantic favorite since Napoleon gave Josephine his “Toi et Moi” (“You and Me”) ring back in the day.

Prince Charles presented Lady Diana Spencer with a Blue Sapphire engagement ring in 1981, setting a new worldwide trend for color.

The ring consists of a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-karat white gold, created by Garrard, who was then jeweler to the Crown.

Diana picked out the ring herself from Garrard’s catalog, and the identical rings were available for public purchase. Prince William later placed his mother’s ring on the finger of Catherine Middleton in 2010.

Referencing Middleton’s non-royal family of origin, some British society gadflies then dismissed the ring with its large stone ringed by 14 diamonds as the “Commoner’s Sapphire.”

We disagree. No sapphire is common, and in fact each is unique.

PANTONE: What’s next?

There is no law, no social rule, nothing, which dictates that you must choose a Diamond, or even a Blue Sapphire, as your engagement ring stone.

Let’s go way, way back to 2002.

Ben Affeck placed a cotton-candy pink, 6.10 radiant-cut Harry Winston diamond on the finger of Jennifer Lopez.

Okay, so that didn’t work out.

In 2003, Marc Anthony proposed to Lopez with a 8.5 carat Blue Diamond, also from Harry Winston.

The Pantone Color Institute won’t announce their “Color of 2021” until December, 2020. But we are taking hints from Pantone’s Fashion Week recommendations for the New York and Paris runways.

Maybe some of these will trip your trigger when seeking an especially delicious precious gemstone for an engagement ring or other special piece of High Jewelry.

Some ideas from Pantone, referencing London Fashion Week:

PANTONE 14-3205: PIROUETTE. “A diaphanous pink.”

Check out our SAP-PINK-558, Natural Unheated Ceylon Pink Sapphire, Oval Shape, 5.58 carats.  A great stone just waiting to be set as a promise ring, engagement ring, or as a Bat Mitzvah, birthday or anniversary gift!

 

PANTONE 15-3716: PURPLE ROSE: “A message of enchantment.”

Check out our SPI-PUR-880, Natural Unheated Purple Spinel, Oval Shape, 8.80 carats.

PANTONE 16-1253: ORANGE OCHRE: “Earthy orange”

Check out our Natural Orange Spinel, Oval Shape, 2.63 carats

 

PANTONE 18-4250: INDIGO BUNTING: “A brilliant blue with cheerful gusto”

Check out our SAP-BLU-434, Natural Unheated Blue Sapphire, Heart Shape, 4.34 carats

 

PANTONE 13-0647: ILLUMINATING: “Friendly and joyful, offering the promise of a sunny day.”

Check out our SAP-YEL-608, Natural Unheated Yellow Sapphire, 6.08 carats

 

Giving a peek into 2021, PANTONE calls out a cream-white, solid black, and flannel gray, along with these two delectable shades:

 

PANTONE 17-1221: MACCHIATO

 

Check out our HGJ-SUN-199, Natural Untreated Bi-Color Oregon Sunstone, 1.99 carats

 

PANTONE 18-0529: SPHAGNUM

 

Check out our HGJ-DEM-346, Natural Unheated Demantoid, Cushion-Shape, 3.46 carats

 

In an uncertain world, the old-time rules are off the table.

What is certain: color is a natural anti-depressant.

It’s not fattening.

And wearing an awesome, fancy-color gem is an easy way to upgrade basic neutrals, and even denim.

Call us for a free consultation about what colorful gem is right for you, right now!

#

 

 

 It's been a crazy year, and it's not over yet.

But one thing is clear: the world loves color.

Color makes us happy.

Sure, summer whites are pristine. And fashionista hipsters love their head-to-toe black, year-round

Even more reason to rock --pun intended-- an awesome gemstone in the pink, purple, orange, yellow, green, blue or somewhere-in-between ranges (see our color-change gemstones and Oregon Sunstones for inspo).

The Love Connection

As the holidays approach, you may start to experience gemstone fever, something we experience every day!

The holidays may also be a time to shop for promise-rings and engagement rings.

The white Diamond engagement ring has been an American institution for decades.

But guess what?

Lots of gem-savvy shoppers are looking for a change.

Color is passion

It may shock you to learn that Diamonds are NOT the most rare precious gemstone on earth.

Not to throw any shade, but the Diamond market is tightly controlled by a small group of diamond-trading families that have masterminded the diamond industry for a century.

See: De Beers, van Cleef & Arpel. These mega-brands only permit a limited number of high-grade Diamonds into the world-market from their mines in South Africa.

This careful rationing of stones drives the price sky-high.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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