Gemstone Spotlight

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According to GIA, only one in every 10,000 diamonds mined will have a fancy color. At Knox Jewelers, we have created several beautiful custom rings displaying extraordinary colored diamonds, and everyone was a singular work of art. There is something almost magical about diamonds displaying an usual body color.

While fancy color diamonds have traditionally been a less desirable than their colorless counterparts, their popularity and availability has grown dramatically in the past several years. A large number of Knox patrons have recently selected colored stones and colored diamond to feature in their custom creations in place of colorless diamond.

This fancy deep brown pear cut diamond is currently featured on our online fancy colored diamond list, and is waiting to be made into a custom created masterpiece!

Fancy colored diamonds are rare and can be found in nearly every hue, with some colors being more common than others. Brown and yellow hues occur more often than the scarcely seen blues, greens, pinks, oranges, purples and reds. These diamonds will have a body color extending beyond the normal D-to-Z diamond color grading scale. They are graded on special scale, with their value increasing with the intensity and saturation of their color.

Let us at Knox Jewelers help you design a custom created piece of jewelry holding the extraordinary pear cut brown diamond featured here or any other available option on our fancy colored diamond list!

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Georgian Jewelry Inspiration

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The Georgian era, or the years ranging from 1714 to 1837, is so named for the four successive kings who reigned over the United Kingdom during that time. This included George I, George II, George III, and George IV. This time period spans most of the 18th century and part of the 19th century. It was a time of worldwide social changes, with the influence of both important people and dramatic events. There were political revolutions, world exploration, and great strides in both science and the creative arts.

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Varying styles of jewelry were created in this period, but all in all, the Georgian era was an amazing time for jewelry. Jewelry was first influenced by Rococo motifs, then by the Gothic revival and then finally swayed by Neoclassicism. All jewelry created during this time was handcrafted by skilled artisans. They created intricate works of art with numerous colored gemstones and experimented with new materials and techniques. Popular gemstones featured in jewelry were deep red garnets, topaz, emeralds and coral.

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Settings were usually created in sterling silver or eighteen-karat yellow gold. Platinum had yet to be discovered and white gold had not yet gained popularity in jewelry. Colored gemstones were almost always set into rich yellow gold to compliment the vibrant colors.

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Most Georgian Jewelry displays intricate dimensional patterns of repousse. This is a decorative technique resulting in raised relief designs accomplished by working the metal from the back side. Both floral and scroll motifs were extremely popular and typical of the period.

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Let us at Knox Jewelers custom create your perfect engagement ring or wedding band inspired by your favorite Georgian era jewelry! Contact Knox Jewelers today and get started on creating your very own custom engagement ring featuring intricate scroll work, colored gemstones and glittering diamond halos.