Harry Winston 180ct Spinel THE GEMSTONE SPINEL Spinel is most famous for its deep red variety that closely resembles Ruby. These two gemstones can be very difficult to distinguish. Until the late 19th century, there was no distinction made between Ruby and red Spinel, as they look identical and are found in the same localities. Many famous old “Rubies” were discovered to be in fact Spinel.
98.6 carats; Burma; The deep blue sapphire in this platinum necklace, designed by Cartier, Inc., is surrounded by 312 diamonds. The necklace is named after its donor, an American socialite who married German Count Eduard von Bismarck....LadyLuxury
If you're a fan of the brilliant jewellery designer Viren Bhagat, head over to the V&A website where I've just discovered a new video of him discussing his work. Several of his beautiful jewels, which seamlessly blend eastern traditions with a western aesthetic, were displayed recently in the museum's Bejewelled exhibition. In the video he talks about what influences and inspires him and you see his craftsmen at work transforming his visions into reality - it is definitely worth watching.