Guests will see a $3 million pair of ruby slippers (1,350 carats and 50 carats of diamonds) created by world-renowned high-fashion jeweler Harry Winston; a $1 million pair of 64-carat diamond and platinum shoes made by Kwiat Diamonds; Jubilee, a Schonbek crystal chandelier with 3,949 crystal jewels appearing in the new James Bond movie, Die Another Day; the Bahia, an 812-pound internally lit rutilated
quartz; and award-winning jewelry designs, gemstone carvings, and renderings from some of the world's most prestigious jewelry competitions.
I am very influenced by the colors of nature surrounding me: the blue of the seas and sky draws me to use Aquamarine stones, the sand turns into Citrine and Rutilated
stones, and the earth is represented in my warm Carnelians.
This year she took guests on a tour of ancient Egypt with her new collection, which featured emeralds, cats, scarabs and rutilated
quartz with sparkling champagne diamonds.
Caption: Nightcap Florence lace dress, $374, INfluence Style; Joie black snakeskin booties, $345, Saks Fifth Avenue; rutilated
quartz and pyrite 14K gold vermeil earrings, $248, L.
Some of the noteworthy gemstones featured in rings this spring are opaque, sultry gems like moonstone, hematite, rutilated
quartz, lapis lazuli and labradorite.
Brazil produces and exports stones such as aquamarine, amethyst, citrine, emerald, topaz, morganite, rutilated
quartz, rubelite, and tourmaline; a few, such as imperial topaz, are only available from single mines in Brazil.
Keller: Is rutilated
quartz any more difficult to work with than clear quartz?
A rising star in the field of healing gemstones is Rutilated
Quartz, an extremely electromagnetic form of clear Quartz containing needle-like inclusions of Rutile (Titanium Dioxide).
The spectacular rutilated
quartz crystal from which the carving originated was found in Brazil in 1987 and weighed 800 pounds when unearthed.
Bracelet with rutilated
quartz links (in sodalite, amazonite, mother-of-pearl and more) mounted on semi--precious stone slabs and accented with brilliant-cut white diamonds ($3,200).
quartz, moonstone, spinel, agate, amber and onyx are subtle choices when set into a blackened precious metal setting.
Nancy O'Dell Amrapali yellow gold and diamond star hoop earrings Amrapali ring rutilated
quartz ring set in 18kt yellow gold Amrapali diamond flower cuff set in yellow gold Giuliana DePandi Bochic coral and rose cut diamond earrings