Gemfields partners with Valani, Misahara & Paul Morelli
June 6, 2019: Gemfields, a leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones, has collaborated with various fine jewellery brands for some very exciting collections, all of which were on display at Couture Las Vegas recently.
New York-based jewellery brand, Valani, specialises in innovative, bespoke pieces. Heena Shah, Valani’s designer, has a love of emeralds – favouring special cuts for her intricate rings. The Andromeda and Temps Perdu collections are inspired by nostalgia. The Andromeda series took shape after a moment’s discovery of a shared fascination with celestial formations by Ms. Shah and her son. The collection attempts to capture a glimpse of the galaxy with magnificent gemstones. Temps Perdu draws upon floral and lace motifs, handcrafted to amplify the beauty of the centre gem. The bewitching Crosby Pair earrings feature two mesmerising Zambian emeralds, totalling 6.71ct, while the Arduin Ruby Set presents an arresting array of over 11ct of perfectly matched rubies with 6ct diamonds set in 18k white gold.
“Sourcing emeralds and rubies from Gemfields supports Valani Atelier’s mission of responsible sourcing and transparency in the jewellery industry. Collaborating with people around the world to create incredibly rich pieces in a sustainable way that is equitable and uses materials responsibly is the most rewarding aspect of my career,” Ms. Shah said.
Gemfields has also collaborated with Misahara, again a New York fine jewellery house, in three one-of-a-kind new designs for Misahara’s bespoke TIME Collection. Time is an essential element in Gemfields’ Zambian emeralds, which were forged more than 450 million years ago deep in the Earth’s crust. Lepa Galeb-Roskopp, Mishara’s founder and designer, was inspired by protecting Mother Earth. Her designs honour the passing of time to call attention to the sustainability issues facing the world. Galeb-Roskopp said, “Misahara is committed to using only the highest quality gemstones and working with Gemfields has allowed us access to the very best the world has to offer. I also prefer to use gemstones with spectacular intense colour that provide an added aura of sophistication."
Misahara’s handcrafted suite features the Serene Eyes Ring, with 10.67ct emeralds and .80ct white diamonds set in 18k oxidised yellow gold; Calming Climbers Earrings, with 3.01ct emeralds and .20ct white diamonds set in 18k yellow gold and the Waterfall Necklace, with 6.27ct emeralds and white diamonds set in 18k yellow gold. Misahara’s measure of future success is based on sustainable practices at every level of the supply chain.
The 35-year old fine jewellery House of Paul Morelli is rooted in his parents’ family tradition of hand stitched theatre costumes. Paul Morelli’s luxury fine jewellery - from made-to-order, to timeless classics, to signature pieces – blends this tradition with current influences. On display at Couture Las Vegas for the first time, the brand showcased a dazzling ring featuring a 5.88ct Zambian emerald framed by 7 carats of diamonds set in platinum. Paul said, “Emeralds have been sought after and prized for centuries. Ancient civilisations independently held this quintessentially green gemstone in the highest esteem."