April 2017 Newsletter
Floating Pearl Gold Bangle Bracelet
Pearl Formation

Pearls form within mollusks as a reaction to a foreign substance within its body. The animal tries to isolate the irritant by coating it in plates of aragonite, a type of crystalized calcium carbonate. Pieces of aragonite sit on top of one another in staggered layers akin to bricks.   Read More

VME-488-A  $ 8,350

Quality Factors

Unlike mineral gemstones, pearls use guidelines other than the 4Cs of cut, color, carat and clarity. Size, shape, color, luster, surface quality and nacre quality are traits all gem quality pearls are evaluated for. The seventh characteristic, matching, applies when there are two or more pears in a piece of jewelry.   Read More

VMR-154  $8,150

Variety of Pearls

While there is only one variety of natural pearl, the varieties of cultured pearls are many mostly determined by their provenance. The investment-quality pearls are found inside oysters in seas, are perfectly round and have a thick nacre.   
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VMN-361-Tahi-WhtFW-3 $44,195

- 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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