CORNFLOWER CEYLON SAPPHIRETM
Sapphires symbolize a pledge of trust and loyalty, making it a popular choice for engagement rings. In ancient times, the Persians believed the earth rests on a giant sapphire. Its reflection, they said, made the sky blue. Sapphires are found in many areas of the world including Kashmir, Burma, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, Tanzania, Kenya, and the United States. Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is the birthplace of the Ceylon Sapphire and Cornflower Ceylon SapphiresTM which are named for their brilliant blue color which resembles the unique blue of the cornflower. Sri Lanka is the most productive source for this gem and is the home to the oldest known sapphire mines which date back to the 2nd century A.D. Many of the world's most famous sapphires - the Star of India and the Logan Sapphire - were discovered in Sri Lanka.
Cornflower Ceylon SapphiresTM, which originate from the Pelmadulla Mine near Ratnapura, Sri Lanka, are set with cool tones of Vanilla Diamonds® and Vanilla Gold® to bring out its vibrant blue flavor.
In the news? The 'Blue Belle of Asia,' a 392.52-carat Ceylon sapphire was the fourth of the most expensive jewels sold at auction in 2014 (the other 3 were natural color diamonds).
COSTA SMERALDA EMERALDSTM
Egypt's Cleopatra favored emeralds as did the Moguls of India who wore them as talismans. Later, Spanish explorers discovered the fabulous green gem. The rich green hue is symbolic of the color of spring symbolizing loving and rebirth.
Costa Smeralda EmeraldsTM are named for the majestic Emerald Coast in Sardinia, one of the most breathtaking beaches in the Mediterranean. The Costa Smeralda EmeraldTM collection features meticulously matched diamond cut, gem quality emeralds pave set in Le Vian® Strawberry Gold®, accented with Vanilla Diamonds®. To create these signature pieces, Le Vian® searched the world for the clearest and rarest emeralds, looking to create a work of art. Le Vian® artisans chose the finest color and clarity natural emerald melee found in the world today and re-cut every one into a diamond-cut round brilliant-shaped sparkle of luxury. The difficult painstaking process of acquiring this quality of emeralds and re-cutting and matching them has resulted in very limited quantities that can only be supported in a handful of stores.