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" Renaissance Gem" - An emerald is a beryl, tinted deep green with the aid of chromium. Emerald crystals are grown in metamorphic rocks, which usually restrict their size, making larger stones extremely rare.   Read More
Emerald Fact

In jewelry, emeralds were long valued for their green hues, both for aesthetics and perceived healing properties. The stones are often fragile, leading cutters to shape the gems to reduce possible harm. Cabochons, or rounded stones with little to no facets, are common. Another cut, a rectangle with cropped corners, stepped facets and a broad table and culet, is so closely associated with emeralds it's known as the emerald cut.  Read More

History of Emerald

It is factually unknown where emerald was first unearthed, but the term came from ancient Greek vocabulary. The etymological term for emerald is smaragdos meaning "green gem". While much fact beyond the beryl family seems irrecoverable, there are some lore that throw some light on the mythical background of emerald.   Read More

Ideal Emerald 

Color is one of emerald's most prized traits, leading to guidelines as to what makes a stone an emerald. These range from green to bluish green, medium to medium dark tones and strong to vivid saturations. Jewels should have an even distribution of color, with no visible zoning. Slight differences in tone and saturation may have a strong impact on an emerald's desirability.   Read More

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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