Using Sapphires in Jewelry

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For centuries, sapphires have been associated with royalty and romance. A striking stone, its intense color can be used to enhance the vibrance of any piece – or command just as much attention on its own. These three pieces all feature blue sapphires accented with diamonds.

The ring features a  3.81 carat unheated sapphire center stone, surrounded by 1.8 carats in diamonds. The band is made from antique platinum with yellow gold prongs as an additional detail. Quality sapphires are known for their rich velvety texture within a dark blue or almost violet color. In this piece, the blue works as a powerful focal point with the surrounding diamonds accentuating the viewable quality of the stone.

The earrings each feature a 3 carat unheated sapphire center stone, surrounded by 2.4 carats in diamonds and platinum deco mountings.

The sophisticated design and deco influence allows the sapphires to stand out, while the clarity of the diamonds allows the focus to remain on the deep blue.

Contrary to the ring and earrings, the Tiffany & Co. bracelet takes a much more delicate approach. It features approximately 4.50 carats of sapphires, approximately 4 carats in diamonds and platinum mountings. The traditional design of the bracelet is lightly accented by the stones and rather than having one major focal point, the stones work together to form an elegant wrist piece.

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Vintage Animal Brooches

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These playful birds are original vintage pieces from the 1950′s and 1960′s. Specific eras have always given way to certain visual trends. During this period of time, jewelers such as Cartier, Verdura, and Boucheron, were each creating collections inspired by a more whimsical approach to animals.

These three particular pieces from our collection are no exception to vintage fantasy.

The duck (top) the robin (left) and the owl (right) were all created in France by master jewelers. The duck features a slightly abstract design with a coral center, sapphire face, and added diamonds for eyes; while the robin presents almost a fairytale look with its charming design featuring a turquoise center, sapphire eyes, and diamonds for feathers. The owl was made with 18 carat yellow gold, pink jade for its center and green tourmaline for eyes.

Oscar Heyman Diamond Bracelet

This glamorous bracelet was designed by Oscar Heyman Jewelry. They have been known for their incredible skill and pristine quality for almost 100 years.

Known as the “jeweler’s jeweler,” Oscar and his brothers acquired many of their skills while working for Fabergé – most notably, in working with platinum. The Heymans were among the first jewelers in America to use platinum in their work.

While Heyman’s pieces are known for their signature look of colored stones, classic sapphires, emeralds and rubies – this particular piece boasts 20 carats in extremely clean, colorless diamonds. which draw focus to the beautiful design and exquisite craftsmanship of the bracelet instead.

Based on the theme of vintage glamour, the combination of the bracelet and each carefully chosen stone embodies an effortless simplicity, yet eye catching sexiness.

At Poli Trading Company, we have a true appreciation of such aptitude and artistry and love buying signed pieces to display in our collection. Please contact us with any inquiries about this piece or others in our inventory!

David Webb Inspired Diamond Ring

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At Poli Trading Company, one of the things we pride ourself on is the option of creating a custom design.

We custom made this piece using stones from our inventory, including a 4.15 carat diamond for  the center stone, and approximately 2.83 carats worth of diamonds for the sides.

This piece was inspired by a David Webb ring which recently went to auction at Christie’s in New York. The original ring’s design spoke to us in its simplistic, yet unique style.

David Webb was a jewelry creator and designer of David Webb rings, bracelets and necklaces. Although his signature work was influenced by animals and nature and utilized bold color and animal motifs, he also incorporated carved crystal, diamonds, and precious colored gemstones and pearls into his more simplistic and modern designs.

Feel free to contact us for custom work or inquiries.