She came my way via a referral from someone I hadn’t seen in over twenty years. Her objective: to find a show stopping blue-green gem, much like a Paraiba Tourmaline she had seen.
That turned out to be the easy part. She shared a photo of a ring for inspiration that was a bit like a wedding cake on steroids – so busy it was difficult to hack a visual trail to the beautiful gems in the ring. I did, however, admire the accompaniment of different colored gems around a center aquamarine. I sought to give her elegance and color interest, but in a clean, unified way that showcased the center Afghani Tourmaline.
Trial and error aptly describes the process we went through to find supporting stones. We needed gems that composed their own movement, while simultaneously supporting the teal Tourmaline. We looked at ombre patterns of different hued Tourmaline from light to dark, along with combinations of green-blue hues with multi-colored pastel gems. She opted for the latter.
Custom-made palladium ring featuring 894 carat blue tourmaline and accented by 4-tanzanite-0.67 carats; 2-pink tourmaline=0.30 carats; 2-emerald=0.26 carats and 2-diamonds=0.10 carats. Size 6.