Monday, September 26, 2011
Shapely Diamonds . . . And Stars
Often the original crystal shape may be obscured by the rough-housing that occured on its arduous trip toward the earth's surface. Alluvial (marine) deposits may also turn up water worn diamond crystals. All fascinating stuff, and scars tell the story of their journey from mine to Oh My!
When jewelers love the diamond as much as the design, they will find a way to tempt the savvy collector with clever placement of the crystal au naturele. Just what Diamonds in the Rough accomplished with their cocktail ring shown here. Perhaps the greenish colored stone was nudged a bit to conform to the exact size of the colorless diamond---nevermind. It's an inspired and provocative piece--that starts a conversation about the origin of diamonds.
Image Courtesy: D'Orazio & Associates: Diamonds in the Rough Cocktail Ring, Retail: $92,000.