Κυριακή, 31 Μαρτίου 2013















Andrew Sarosi


Gemstone Engagement Rings & Gemstone Ring Jewelry by Noted Jewelry Designer Andrew Sarosi Is characterized by a remarkable sense of color. Andrew's over 40 years in the colored gemstone business has given him a truly unique sense of putting together contrasting gemstone colors that ooze character. Andrew's classic gemstone rings are colorful, fun and certainly conversation pieces. Some credit Andrew for being the originator of the gemstone ring that uses a multitude of different colored gemstones. All of Andrew's rings and gemstone pendants benefit from his outstanding critical eye when it comes to selecting the right gemstones for the piece. From Andradite to Zircon, Andrew blends gemstones and creativity like no other designer can. Andrew's Artistic Statement "My jewelry philosophy is that jewelry should be interesting, fun and not cost a fortune. My love for the beauty of fine colored gemstones inspires me to be as creative as possible with mixing gemstone colors. Artistically, I see no reason why a tourmaline should not be set with Tsavorite garnet, sapphires and spinels. The infinite possibilities of colors that colored gems provide me, is my palette for endless creativity in making fine jewelry Andrew's Bio Born in Hungary in the late 1930's, Andrew left Hungary in 1956 to seek new opportunities and a better life in the United States. After learning English in a University of California at Berkeley fraternity house, Andrew was employed as a technical illustrator in southern California. He was befriended by a gemstone dealer, the late Kei Chung, and was soon mesmerized with the beauty and possibilities of colored gemstones. After 20 years of buying and selling loose colored gemstones, Andrew started a unique line of colored gemstone rings using only colored gemstones. His style and creativity of color quickly attracted a devoted following of admiring jewelry fans. He expanded his successful business of unique colored gemstone jewelry by selling to the public at jewelry shows around the United States. Some of his clients have bought as many as 50 pieces! Andrew Sarosi passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 11, 2012. Born in Hungary, Sarosi was a Holocaust survivor and came to the United States seeking a new life in 1956. After a series of odd jobs, he found himself in Southern California- where he started his gemological legacy in 1968 by traveling back and forth to the San Carlos Indian Reservation and purchasing rough peridot. He was one of the first gem dealers to start showing at Tuscon’s Holiday Inn, which eventually transformed into the AGTA. For the next 40 years he was a regular fixture at all of the shows.




Τρίτη, 26 Μαρτίου 2013

GEMFIELDS FOR ETHICAL JEWELRY

Gemfields the word's leading coloured gemstone producer, has unveiled one of the biggest fine jewellery collaborations the world has ever seen. Working with 36 leading international designers, Gemfields' goal is to demonstrate the unique beauty of rare coloured gemstones and to draw attention on a global scale to the fact that you can own precious gems with a completely clear conscience. Gemfields has an eye not just for coloured stones in their raw form but for different gemstone cuts and the innovative ways in which they can be displayed. "Our goal with this one-of-a-kind collection was to assemble a wide range of international designers who could bring our gemstones to life in a modern, timeless way," explains Anna Haber, marketing director of Gemfields. Each unique stone was the starting point from which the designers created their bespoke jewels. "The brands, from up-and-comers to very established fine jewellery houses, used our emeralds, rubies and amethysts in very different shapes, sizes and forms; from fancy cuts to organic slices," says Miss Haber. "The result is truly an assortment fit for today: these are precious gems with a storied history that perfectly express a woman's individuality." Getting such a breadth of talented designers on board was a stroke of genius. Determined to change the way consumers perceive coloured gemstones and banish their "traditional" connotations, Gemfields gave its collaborators free reign to experiment, and the results are across-the-board magnificent. Dominic Jones' warrior-chic earrings have heaps of spiky emerald attitude, while the classic Chinese influences in Dickson Yewn's perfectly square ruby ring give cultural significance to his ultra-contemporary design. And Nam Cho's emerald bangle - a striking mix of small, sparkling pavé emeralds and big, bold cabochons - shows that different-shaped coloured gemstones can be used in exactly the same way as diamonds to create interesting contrasts. "It's a real luxury to own jewellery and gemstones. If you're in a position to do so, you're fortunate. Given that, I think it's important to pay attention to what you're wearing and where it came from," says Gemfields' newly crowned ambassador, the actress Mila Kunis, who recently visited the Gemfields emerald mine in Zambia. This ethical backbone underpins Gemfields' attitude to gemstone production. Specialising in emeralds and amethysts from Zambia and rubies from Mozambique, Gemfields is committed to making every step of the gemstone extraction process transparent and protecting the surrounding local communities and natural landscape from which the gems are sourced. Gemfields owns shares in three different mines and can trace the origin of each stone it sells from mine, through to polishing to the final finished stone. This is a rare bonus in the world of coloured gemstones, where traceablity is an issue in the convoluted and rarely transparent supply chain. With a Gemfields emerald, ruby or amethyst, you can be sure that the stone was mined in a sustainable and ethically responsible manner and that its entire chain of custody complies with good business practices. The 36 international designers that Gemfields collaborated with on this unique project are Alexandra Mor, Amrapali, Anndra Neen, Bina Goenka, Coomi, Dickson Yewn, Dominic Jones, Duffy, Fabergé, Farah Khan, Fernando Jorge, Hannah Martin, Hoorsenbuhs, Jasmine Alexander, Jayce Wong, Jordan Askill, Kara Ross, Kimberly McDonald, Mappin & Webb, Monica Vinader, Nam Cho, Natasha Collis, Octium, Parulina, Penny Winter, Robinson Pelham, Shaun Leane, Solange Azagury-Partridge, Stephen Webster, Sutra, Svetla, Gem Palace, Theo Fennell, Wendy Yue, Wright & Teague and Zaiken. Gemfields' bold moves Gemfields the word's leading coloured gemstone producer, has unveiled one of the biggest fine jewellery collaborations the world has ever seen. Working with 36 leading international designers, Gemfields' goal is to demonstrate the unique beauty of rare coloured gemstones and to draw attention on a global scale to the fact that you can own precious gems with a completely clear conscience. Gemfields has an eye not just for coloured stones in their raw form but for different gemstone cuts and the innovative ways in which they can be displayed. "Our goal with this one-of-a-kind collection was to assemble a wide range of international designers who could bring our gemstones to life in a modern, timeless way," explains Anna Haber, marketing director of Gemfields. Each unique stone was the starting point from which the designers created their bespoke jewels. "The brands, from up-and-comers to very established fine jewellery houses, used our emeralds, rubies and amethysts in very different shapes, sizes and forms; from fancy cuts to organic slices," says Miss Haber. "The result is truly an assortment fit for today: these are precious gems with a storied history that perfectly express a woman's individuality." Getting such a breadth of talented designers on board was a stroke of genius. Determined to change the way consumers perceive coloured gemstones and banish their "traditional" connotations, Gemfields gave its collaborators free reign to experiment, and the results are across-the-board magnificent. Dominic Jones' warrior-chic earrings have heaps of spiky emerald attitude, while the classic Chinese influences in Dickson Yewn's perfectly square ruby ring give cultural significance to his ultra-contemporary design. And Nam Cho's emerald bangle - a striking mix of small, sparkling pavé emeralds and big, bold cabochons - shows that different-shaped coloured gemstones can be used in exactly the same way as diamonds to create interesting contrasts. "It's a real luxury to own jewellery and gemstones. If you're in a position to do so, you're fortunate. Given that, I think it's important to pay attention to what you're wearing and where it came from," says Gemfields' newly crowned ambassador, the actress Mila Kunis, who recently visited the Gemfields emerald mine in Zambia. This ethical backbone underpins Gemfields' attitude to gemstone production. Specialising in emeralds and amethysts from Zambia and rubies from Mozambique, Gemfields is committed to making every step of the gemstone extraction process transparent and protecting the surrounding local communities and natural landscape from which the gems are sourced. Gemfields owns shares in three different mines and can trace the origin of each stone it sells from mine, through to polishing to the final finished stone. This is a rare bonus in the world of coloured gemstones, where traceablity is an issue in the convoluted and rarely transparent supply chain. With a Gemfields emerald, ruby or amethyst, you can be sure that the stone was mined in a sustainable and ethically responsible manner and that its entire chain of custody complies with good business practices. The 36 international designers that Gemfields collaborated with on this unique project are Alexandra Mor, Amrapali, Anndra Neen, Bina Goenka, Coomi, Dickson Yewn, Dominic Jones, Duffy, Fabergé, Farah Khan, Fernando Jorge, Hannah Martin, Hoorsenbuhs, Jasmine Alexander, Jayce Wong, Jordan Askill, Kara Ross, Kimberly McDonald, Mappin & Webb, Monica Vinader, Nam Cho, Natasha Collis, Octium, Parulina, Penny Winter, Robinson Pelham, Shaun Leane, Solange Azagury-Partridge, Stephen Webster, Sutra, Svetla, Gem Palace, Theo Fennell, Wendy Yue, Wright 
 















 

Beautiful sapphire & diamond pendant / brooch by Marcus & Co circa 1900 via Sothebys .com