There’s no gemstone quite as striking as the aquamarine. With its fusion of icy azure tones to deep cerulean hues, the aquamarine is reminiscent of the vibrancy and sparkling iridescence of the ocean. The aquamarine has been used in decorative jewellery dating as far back as 500 B.C, signifying its timeless appeal and embodiment of classic elegance.
Why do we still find Art Deco jewellery so fascinating? The feverish elements of Modern, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Roaring twenties and a splash of design borrowed from ancient cultures, is what defines this. This movement evokes sophistication and elegance and is perhaps best remembered in the world of jewellery by Cartier’s Tutti Frutti bracelet and 1922 discovery of Scarab jewellery found in King Tut’s burial chamber.
Sweets usually need to be consumed with restraint, yet this is absolutely not the case with sugarloaf stones. This antique cut is resurging in popularity due to its amazing ability to absorb colour. We craft our pieces to maximise contrasting textures and colours, and the sugarloaf sapphire is no exception.
With its vivid play of colour and stunning iridescence set againt a deep midnight background, Australian Black Opals from Lightening Ridge are the most highly prized of all the Opals. At Matthew Ely, one of the most common questions we get asked is why the value of opal differs so vastly from piece to piece.
Selecting the perfect engagement ring to symbolise your love and start your life together with your partner should be special and exciting, but can be a tad overwhelming. However, there are key considerations to keep in mind that will help you easily select the ideal engagement ring that will last an eternity.