I am proud to bring you the second collection of Les Bijoux!
Let us start with the gems themselves. The gemstones have been heat treated with beryllium, which heightens the clarity and colour of the gemstones, and removes inclusions. They are precision cut by master cutters and weigh between 13 and 20carats. The weight varies as each gemstone is hand cut to showcase the natural sparkle of each particular stone. I have chosen sapphires, tourmaline, and aquamarine stones in this collection.
I work directly with the owner of a small handmade jewellery business, who took over his father's gemstone business to take it across the world. He travels to source gems from all over, and then processes the gems to get them into their final state. The master cutters and silver smithers have been working with him for years and they are like family.
The Statement Oval Ring
Oh la la, now this ring is an eye catching ring if I've ever seen one!!! An emerald cut stone is the absolute focus, with its long clean cuts showing off the sparkle of the gemstone. The stone weight varies depending on the individual stone, but weigh between approximately 13 and 20 carats. The stone measures a massive 14 x 18mm in size.
PLEASE NOTE FOR MORGANITE the gemstone is 10 x 14mm in size and weighs 10 carats.
The ring setting has been made entirely by hand. It seems like a simply band ring, however the gem setting has been hand cut to cradle each individual gemstone. Dainty claws hold the gemstone securely in place however do not take away from the stone itself, and the ring in its entirety weighs approximately 6 grams.
As each ring will be custom made for YOU, please consider the US sizing chart carefully. If you are unsure of your ring size, you can purchase a ring sizer to determine the correct size for you. Best of all, the cost of the ring sizer will be redeemed with any ring purchase (a code will be emailed to you). Please note that no returns are possible on these rings due to incorrect sizing. Please also understand that the colour of each stone may vary slightly due to different computer screens and also due the normal variation between each stone.
This collection is a PRE-ORDER collection. Please allow approximately one month from pre order close date for your ring to be carefully made just for you.
About Les Bijoux
I grew up spending a lot of time with my nana. Nana would show me her jewellery box with all of her cocktail rings and necklaces. She told me how she smuggled out jewellery sewn in pockets when she escaped her country back in the 70's.
Nana always called her jewellery bijoux, so I thought that was what jewellery was called - bijoux!
My nana is now 88. When I see her she still wears statement rings and a jade bangle, and earrings that sparkle. Always bright.
I don't have much fine jewellery other than my wedding rings and watch. However I have always adored chunky sterling silver jewellery. I've collected statement pieces from various corners of the world, and I love the story and history behind them.
After much research and testing, and working with an excellent team, I have put together Les Bijoux. This collection showcases stunning gemstones that have been hand cut into amazing pieces and set into timeless pieces. There is something for everyone, pieces that can be worn every day or on special occasions.