Rubellite is from the tourmaline family of gems, which is known for its dazzling colors. While all tourmalines share the same crystal structure, each color has its own set of complex elements that attribute to the color. In pink and red tourmaline, it is manganese, which reveals gems in tender pink to fine shocking pink, an intense violet to a bold ruby-red. A few of these pink tourmalines can be called a rubellite. The name rubellite conies from the Latin 'rubellus', which means reddish. Rubellites are not merely red or shocking pink tourmalines. The standard for this especially beautiful gemstone is in the way its color behaves in daylight and artificial light. While many gems change color depending on the light source, a true rubellite does riot change, it shines just as intensely in artificial light as it does in daylight. The color of most other pink or red tourmalines, by contrast, will display a clearly visible tinge of brown in artificial light.
Le Vian® Raspberry RubelliteTM follows this strict criterion, the gems chosen from mines in Brazil.
Natural fancy brown diamonds are available in shades from champagne to cognac to Chocolate Diamonds®, Le Vian®’s original brand of natural fancy color brown diamonds. Chocolate Diamonds® are naturally flavored, the depth of their color determined by the tremendous amount of pressure the diamond receives from deep within the earth.
Famous brown diamonds include the 545 carat dark rich champagne hued "Golden Jubilee," the world's largest cut natural diamond.
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®.