Chalcedony Family | Mohs Scale: 7-7.5
Aquaprase is the world’s newest gem, a new type of chalcedony with a unique blue-green color. Because of the mix of colors, seafoam and matrix, each gem comes out differently even when two of the same style are created. Le Vian® offers two styles of Aquaprase. Sky AquapraseTM reveals a more blue than green color with a matrix that resembles billowing clouds on a clear day.
Mohs Scale: 2.5-3.5 | June Birthstone | 3rd Anniversary
Pearls are the only gemstone formed within a living creature, exquisite spherical shaped treasures from the earth’s ponds, lakes, seas and oceans. Ancient Chinese legend spoke to the ability of the pearl to protect one from fire. Europe saw pearls as symbols of modesty, chastity and purity.
Pearls have symbolized status and wealth for thousands of years. It is a tradition that has continued into modern culture, favored by royalty and the wealthy in Europe, Asia and around the world, each of whom treasured and passed along pearls from generation to generation.
Le Vian® Vanilla Pearls™ can be either freshwater pearls or cultured pearls.
Corundum Family | Mohs Scale: 9 | September Birthstone | 5th/45th/70th Anniversary Gemstone
Throughout history, sapphires have always been associated with the color blue, perhaps most likely due to its name which comes from the Greek word sappheiros (blue stone) but this precious gem comes in a rainbow of colors as well as the colorless white sapphire. Le Vian® has named its white sapphire, Vanilla Sapphire™. This gem can be found in Le Vian’s popular Blueberry Ombre™ and Blueberry Layer Cake™ collections.
Wisdom and strength of spirit, with extreme pure energy for having clarity in thought and powers to open up the mind, are thought to be some of the powers associate with white sapphire.
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®.