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November 18, 2012

Flower Top set Round Diamonds with Featuring Briolette Cut Pink Spinels

The Briolette Cut is a drop-shaped stone with triangular or diamond-shaped facets all the way around. There is no table, crown or pavilion. The more facets, the more brilliant the stone appears. The facets on a Briolette are all triangular in shape entirely covering the circular cross section of the stone .

Briolette Shape

Ashli Jewelers presents a line of earrings that feature the Briolette cut in semi-precious stones Topaz, Amethyst, Pink Spinel, and Rubellite set with diamonds  in 18 Karat White Gold for pierced ears.  Elegant, Timeless, Captivating….

Flower Top Earrings

Flower Top ear clips with pink spinels and diamonds set in 18k yellow gold. Pear-shaped pink spinels, carat total weight 27.80; round brilliant diamonds, carat total weight 1.01.

Make a bold fashion statement while accented your wardrobe with our line of briolettes cut earrings!  Receive a free gift,  a Limited Edition Handbag with genuine Swarovski Crystals valued at  $1499.95 USD with any purchase.   Please check out the blog on this limited edition handbag and others at http://wp.me/pyEON-qX.

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March 7, 2012

What is Your Favorite Diamond Cut…..Cast Your Vote!

Diamonds are cut in many fancy shapes: there are navettes, baguettes, pears, square- or emerald-cuts. Among them, however, the classic is the round brilliant of eightfold symmetry. This style of cut has probably experienced the longest and most intensive history of development; it began as long ago as the first century B.C. and only in this century did it attain its zenith in the form of a circular brilliant cut. This style of cut is already so closely associated with diamond that today the latter is generally called a “brilliant” irrespective of the form in which it is cut Strictly speaking, however, the brilliant is a style of cut which is sometimes used with other gemstones too, for instance, with small rubies, sapphires and zircons.

Uncut diamonds give no hint of the unique optical properties of the cut stones. Rough diamond hides its beauty beneath a yellow, brown or grey tinted “coat”, a non-transparent skin which covers many rough stones. Only cutting can transform the unattractive “pebble” into that crystal-clear stone which, in clarity, luster and magical scattering of prismatic colors, surpasses all other precious- stones and has fascinated men for centuries.

The beauty of a cut diamond resides not only in an innately favorable body color, by which the human eye is generally first attracted. It lies, rather, in its superlative optical properties, particularly its high refractive index and color dispersion. The brilliant displays these properties in a fascinating manner, for in the cut state all those factors are in operation which, in optical harmony with one another, create the highest degree of brilliance.

Maximum brilliance – the interwoven concord of luster, light refraction, total reflection, color dispersion and scintillation – is not only the result of the practical experience and masterly craftsmanship of the cutter: what is needed, rather, is the knowledge and application of physico-optical laws in developing an optimal form of cut.

Only when precisely calculated planes and angles are used in the brilliant cut does the stone attain its greatest possible beauty. The following sections, therefore, are concerned with the physical fundamentals, in so, far as they are necessary for. understanding the processes in and on a diamond.

The breathtaking beauty of a diamond comes from a combination of fire (that flash of rainbow colors that comes from within) and brilliance (the burst of sparkling light). This dazzling beauty is a direct result of the diamond’s cut. The last of the four C’s, cut is a little more complicated than just the shape or visible outline of the diamond. Cut also refers to a diamond’s faceting as well as the diamond’s symmetry, proportion, and finish (known in the trade as the “make”).

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January 29, 2010

Moscow Kremlin Fabergé Egg

Moscow Kremlin (Fabergé egg)

The Moscow Kremlin Egg (or the Uspenski Cathedral Egg) is a jeweled Easter egg made under the supervision of the Russian jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé in 1906, for the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II.  Tsar Nicholas presented the egg to his wife, the Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna.

Craftsmanship

This is by far the largest of the eggs and was inspired by the architecture of the Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspenski) in Moscow.  The reason for this was because this was once where all the Russian Tsars were crowned, including Nicholas.

The Cathedral dome (in white opalescent enamel) is removable, and the remarkably crafted interior of the church can be seen. Its carpets, tiny enameled icons and High Altar on an oval glass plate are made visible through four triple windows, surmounted by a gold cupola and flanked by two square, two circular stylized turrets, the former based on the Spassky Tower. The tower bears the coat-of-arms of the Russian Empire and Moscow, inset with ‘chiming clocks’. It stands on a crenelated gold base and octagonal white onyx plinth designed as a pyramid, and built of smaller pyramids. It is currently held in the Kremlin Armory Museum in Moscow.

Surprise

The surprise in this egg is music. The base of the egg contains a gold ‘music box’ that plays two cherubim chants, traditional Easter hymns can be played when a clockwork mechanism is wound up by a gold key. One of the hymns is the “Izhe Khveruviny”, a favorite hymn of Tsar Nicholas.

History of the egg

The egg commemorates the return to Moscow of the royal couple Nicholas and Alexandra in 1903. They earlier avoided the historical capital because during their coronation, hundreds of Moscovites were crushed to death. The egg itself was supposed to be presented in 1904 as engraved at the foot in white enamel on a round gold plate is the date. But the delivery was delayed because of the Russo-Japanese War. Then, in 1905 Nicholas’ favorite uncle and brother-in-law, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich was assassinated in the Kremlin. So instead the egg was presented in 1906. 

Ashli Jewelers would like to introduce you to the world of Miniature Gemstone Castle Clocks!  Both pieces were inspired by the architecture of the Moscow Kremlin Egg or the Uspenski Cathedral Egg made by Karl E. Faberge where the Czars of Russia were crowned in the 19th century as mentioned above.

Both clock towers and base are in Malachite and Mother of Pearl and furthered decorated with Lapis Lazuli, Black Onyx, Coral and Agate accented with gold plated brass ornamentation.

* Over 3,000 gemstones
* Features 20 clocks
* 3 microns of 23K gold plating
* H28″ x 21″ x 21

The smaller version features:
* Over 1,000 gemstones
* Features 4 clocks
* 2 microns of 23K gold plating
* H14″ x 10″ x 10″

Truly a collectors dream come true!  Each clock is serialized and comes with a letter of authenticity!  For further information, please send email to inquiries@ashlijewelers.com.

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