Around 1900, pink topaz made a comeback as Edwardian socialites vied to display the finest, most expensive and most unusual jewels. A few superb examples, such as the pink topaz pendant illustrated here, once owned by the Marchioness of Londonderry, demonstrate how lovely this gem can be. The revival was short-lived, and pink topaz never rose to the level of demand it had in the 1830s.
After purchasing a 24.78 carat pink diamond in 2010, Laurence Graff set out to realize the stone's true potential. He had the diamond reshaped and removed 20 natural flaws, before renaming it The Graff Pink. The stone is now the most flawless pink diamond in the world, with vivid color, no internal flaws and 23.88 carats. - Veranda.com
Edwardian diamond and pink tourmaline pendant on chain, the central round mixed-cut pink tourmaline estimated to weigh approximately 1 carat, in claw setting within an Art Nouveau open-work foliate scroll design set with old cut diamonds with a further oval mixed-cut tourmaline estimated to weigh approximately 1.25 carats, suspended from a knife-bar and diamond link, on a platinum trace chain.
This delicate necklace features three faceted sky blue topaz briolettes suspended from a gold-filled chain. Lobster clasp closure. Can also be made in sterling silver.Blue topaz is the birthstone for December. Handcrafted birthstone jewelry by Blue Room Gems.
AMETHYST AND DIAMOND DEMI-PARURE, MID-19TH CENTURY. Comprising a necklace designed as a graduated series of oval amethysts each set within a frame of cushion-shaped and circular-cut diamonds, suspending a detachable amethyst and diamond pendant, and a pair of earrings similarly set, post fittings, originally part of the necklace, later set as earrings. Once the property of Queen Amalia of Greece.
The jewels of the Duchess were bought by her husband Edward (the former King Edward VIII) or herself. The only pieces given to the Duchess by the Royal family were the pearls of Queen Mary as a final gesture towards her son Edward and his wife, as somewhat of an apology.
The Scroll Cambridge Emerald Brooch, part of the Personal Jewel Collection of Queen Elizabeth II. It is composed of platinum and diamonds, and features two of the Cambridge Emeralds. The brooch and its drop were originally crafted in 1911 as part of the Delhi Durbar Stomacher, but can be detached and worn separately.