February 2017 Newsletter
  Fancy Color Diamonds
Fold Over Sunflower Cognac Diamond Earrings
Fancy Color Diamond Facts

Just as diamond color can vary, there are diverse ways diamonds gain their hues. These include trace elements, radiation, inclusions and plastic deformation. Some methods are unique to certain colors, while other hues, such as orange or purple, are achieved through multiple characteristics in the same gem.   Read More

Color Grading

Unlike the D-Z rating scale for most diamonds, Fancy diamonds have a more descriptive rating system. As diamond colors vary in terms of tone and saturation, their grades reflect this diversity. These designations include Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Deep, Fancy Vivid, Fancy Intense, and Fancy Dark.    Read More

Cognac Diamond Sunflower Brooch ( VMP-100-cognac-dia)  

Increasing Popularity 

There are many stars walking the red carpet sporting glittering and magnificent colored diamonds of late. The fancy diamonds are sure to retain the value it had been initially sold for over the years even, if not actually seeing an increase in price.   Read More

- Ask Valentin -

Since 1976 I have been Designing and Creating Fine Hand Crafted Jewelry. I have had the privilege of meeting and working with some of the most talented and educated gemstone cutters throughout the world. The sourcing of these gemstones is one of the many facets in the process of creating and executing Fine Hand Crafted Jewelry. This extensive network enables us to find the desired gemstone whether it is a unique Semi-precious Gemstone, a brilliant Ruby or Sapphire or a diamond no matter the size. We respect any and all requests irrespective of size or budget.
Our in house staff of highly skilled craftspeople; specialists in metal work and wax carving, model makers,  jewelers, setters, polishers, CAD design assistants, stone management specialists and quality control all contribute in a team effort which affords us the opportunity to manufacture all our work in our own studio/atelier in the heart of New York of which we are most proud. Although many will claim their studio is full service, in reality there are only a few who can complete all the above mentioned aspects in the manufacturing of Fine Hand Crafted Jewelry.
We invite you to contact us with any of your jewelry related questions or requests. In addition to the repairing of your jewelry or the restringing of your pearls, we welcome your thoughts regarding designing new jewelry or updating your older pieces. All inquiries will be acknowledged and answered in a timely manner.

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