To us, it's not just a business, but a family affair where genuine academic and artistic attentiveness accompanies every item from prototyping until packaging. Matter of fact, jewellery was the natural outgrowth of our gemological endeavours. Behind our art lies a colourful and wondrous branch of science. Join our GIA-certified gemologists to the lab on a photomicrographic journey into the exotic micro-universe that human eyes can not observe in jewellery.
Ammonite fossil with mineral rich sediment. This animal appeared roughly 400 million years ago and went extinct with the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
Perfectly symmetrical Trigons in a rough diamond.
100 Million years old spider trapped in an unheated and untreated Burmite Amber.
Different fluorescence reaction to short wave ultra-violet radiation detected in flux-grown Ruby & two flame-fusion Spinels.
Moss-Agate #Chalcedony. Despite the name, that green is not an organic matter but mainly oxides of manganese & iron, under 32x darkfield microscopy.
The distinctive 'Bacon Strips' pattern in Rhodochrosite.
Scotch in Water Effect in Hessonite
'Scotch-in-Water' or 'Heatwave' effect in Hessonite Garnet under 32x brightfield microscopy.
Fancy Cut Diamond
Tourmaline in Quartz
Sagenitic tourmalinated Quartz under 16x brightfield microscopy.
Rough Amethyst attached to a crystal rock quartz in it's geode.
A bee got trapped in this amber, to be revealed to the gemologist under darkfield Microscope hundreds of millions of years after.
Needles in Garnet
Intersecting Rutile needles included in Pyrope Garnet under x32 darkfield microscopy.
Silk in Sapphire
Intersecting Rutile silk inclusions in unheated blue Sapphire Corundum under 32x darkfield microscopy.
Horse Tail in Demantoid
A diagnostic Horsetail inclusion of Chrysotile in a Demantoid Garnet under x32 darkfield microscopy, hinting a Russian origin.
Aside of jewellery manufacturing, we provide a wide selection of certified precious and semi-precious coloured gemstones in various calibrated sizes and cuts to international retailers and manufacturers. With our strategic location in one of the most important hubs of gems trade, an academic background and an extensive training in selection, and a direct access to miners and distributors, our gem hunters succeded at
eliminating the middleman role, reducing costs while maintaining high standards and allowing us to offer our clients a wide array of options in selection, coupled with fair and highly competitive prices.
Hereby few samples & examples of some of the gemstones we had the privilege to pass on to our clients.
Having academically trained and officially certified GIA gemologists in our team gives us the legal and technical ability to provide our clients with our own certification system as an optional economical guarantee of genuineness and authenticity that states the gem size, weight, group, species, variety, possible enhancements and origin (if enough evidence was found to determine it).
In addition to that, we can provide our clients with certificates from the most renown and respected international gemological laboratories such as:
Where extremely sophisticated equipment can accurately screen for, and positively identify, treated and synthetic gemstones, locate origins and detect enhancements such as fracture ﬁlling, heat or laser treatments using high power magniﬁcation and a combination of results from the Diamond Sure™, Diamond View™, Raman Spectroscopy, FTIR (Fourier Transform Infra-Red), UV-Vis (ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometry) and XRF (X-ray Fluorescence). Such certificates take about 2-6 weeks to perform (depending on the lab) and are also available upon client request.