GREEN APPLE PERIDOTTM
Peridot, nicknamed "emerald of the evening" by the Romans and "gem of the sun" by the Egyptians, is thought to have magical powers and healing properties. Peridot forms deep inside the earth and are brought to the surface by volcanoes. Peridot has also been found in meteorites, although these are especially rare. The Natural History Museum in London has a 146.10 carat peridot in its collection.
Peridot comes in several color variations ranging from yellowish green to brown, but the most attractive are the bright lime greens and olive greens. The intensity of the color depends on the amount of iron present. Le Vian® Green Apple PeridotTM is mined in Brazil and Africa.
Blackberry Diamonds® add a touch of chic drama to fine jewelry by providing a touch of mysterious sparkle with day into evening fashion forward looks. The lore of this midnight flavored diamond includes Italians, who, in medieval times, believed that black diamonds helped married couples revive their relationships. The “Black Orlov” diamond, the most famous black diamond, was reputed to give happiness and good fortune to anyone who touched it. Other famous black diamonds include “Sergio,” the largest diamond ever found, discovered in Brazil and weighing over three thousand carats!
Le Vian Exotics® offer many unique designs featuring Blackberry Diamonds® like Black Tie looks which pair with Vanilla Diamonds® and Vanilla Gold® for crisp contrast and Chocolate Covered Blackberry™ combining the warm sweet flavors of Strawberry Gold® and Chocolate Diamonds®.
The journey of a diamond in the rough to the sparkling diamond design you love is a fascinating story, one that began billions of years ago, deep within the earth where a diamond has formed under extreme heat and pressure. Its ascent from its natural home is forced by nature or man where it is then cleaved, cut and polished revealing its natural beauty. Diamonds are the hardest material on earth and the only gem that is composed of only one element, carbon.
Vanilla Diamonds® are specially selected to adorn Le Vian® designs – from breathtaking one-of-a-kind red carpet favored designs in Vanilla Gold® to the trendsetting combination of Strawberry ‘N Vanilla® featuring the blushing hue of Strawberry Gold® topped with Vanilla Diamonds®.