This week we were given the privilege of being able to ask Becky Stone, creator and curator of 'Diamonds in the Library', a few questions. Following is our complete interview, covering everything from fashion icons to literature...
As any lover of gemstones will know, Van Cleef & Arpels is a name that evokes a rich history and a long-standing tradition of using only the finest precious and semi-precious stones.
We all love a good gemstone discovery, especially when the find comes out newly cut and sparkly with an impressive carat weight.
Let’s start where we stopped, shall we? So we’d just seen the rugged finishing of a rough gold ring. Now the ring has to be filed and carefully ground using sensitive tools...
For this latest discovery we’re going to be travelling to the Royal Peacock Opal Mine situated in the arid climes of Northwest Nevada.
Here’s a finding that’s sure to catch an eye or two. The press are calling it the ‘finest opal ever unearthed’, currently being displayed on Adelaide’s cultural boulevard in the South Australian Museum.
Sometimes it’s hard to think that a beautiful piece of jewellery was once nothing but a string of leaden lines on a white page. Nevertheless each finished piece can be traced back to a preliminary sketch drawn in accordance with either the recipient’s or the designer’s specifications.