After rebranding in the year of its centenary, MIUZ Diamonds is focusing on fresh solutions. In the jewelry world, this can include both unusual materials and non-standard design ideas. But the basis of jewelry collections, especially those with large investment stones, is a classic approach. This means that the entire jewelry composition is designed to work for its main character, so that he appears in all his splendor.
The Royal collection from MIUZ Diamonds contains the best precious stones from all over the world: deep rich sapphires, velvety tanzanites, scarlet rubies, sun diamonds, juicy emeralds, large colorless diamonds. The green palette has expanded with new minerals – tsavorites. They are not among the top four gemstones, however, due to their gemological properties, they are becoming increasingly in demand in jewelry design. It is no coincidence that MIUZ Diamonds included them in the Royal collection.
The stone was first discovered in 1967 in Tsavo National Park (on the border of Tanzania and Kenya), from which it received its name. This mineral, a variety of garnet, represents a whole palette of green: from yellowish-pistachio to bluish-green, with bright green minerals being especially rare. Tsavorites are highly valued in jewelry for their hardness and mesmerizing shine. Today, only three countries are known where tsavorites are mined – Kenya, Tanzania and Madagascar. But even there, finding a large specimen is a great success.
Typically, after cutting, the weight of most tsavorites does not exceed 2 carats, but the Royal collection contains rare, truly amazing specimens. The 2.64 carat oval cut tsavorite is set in a pavé ring of round diamonds. A tsavorite cushion of 2.82 carats is set in a frame of diamonds of different cuts, and another cushion weighing 2.91 carats is set in a ring completely encrusted with pavé diamonds.
Oval cut diamond and tsavorite ring, 2.64 carats
Cushion-cut diamond and tsavorite ring, 2.82 carats
Cushion-cut diamond and tsavorite ring, 2.91 carats
Why is it still green?
In this matter, jewelry fashion follows the main life trends. And here green has few competitors. This is the color of young spring foliage and healthy vitamin salad, a symbol of hope and tranquility, synonymous with freshness and renewal. Green charges with energy and mood, which is why it is so loved by fashion designers from Bottega Veneta to Jacquemus, from Valentino to Stella McCartney. For some, green symbolizes commitment to environmental principles, some like “delicious” shades of green, and others prefer life in unity with nature. How good it is that among the shades of natural greenery, the most beautiful are precious minerals!
Cushion cut diamond and tourmaline ring, 3.95 carats
Green tourmalines (verdelites)
The MIUZ Diamonds collection of especially valuable green minerals also includes tourmalines. They are considered one of the most diverse minerals in terms of color. At the same time, green is considered one of the rarest and most valuable shades. It is no coincidence that the Spanish conquistadors, who were the first to find green tourmaline crystals in Brazil in the 16th century, mistook them for emeralds. This stone has a high level of purity and transparency (higher than emerald), therefore, when cut correctly, it perfectly reflects light. The noble green tourmaline “becomes” with step cuts – baguette and octagon. In these forms, the property of pleochroism is especially clearly manifested, when the stone, depending on the angle of incidence of light, smoothly changes its gamut from dark to light green.
This effect can be observed with green tourmalines in MIUZ Diamonds cocktail rings. One features baguette-cut verdelite weighing 3.97 carats, the other features octagon-cut tourmaline weighing more than 4 carats. The rings are generously studded with diamonds.
Baguette-cut diamond and tourmaline ring, 3.97 carats
Octagon-cut diamond and tourmaline ring, 4.06 carats
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