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
Beryl Family | Mohs Scale: 7.5-8 | May Birthstone | 20th/35th Anniversary Gemstone
“The beautiful precious emerald, the COSTA SMERALDA EMERALD™, is now at an affordable price point in fresh styles to celebrate your passion for this lively green gem!”
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.
Emeralds are the 2020 Gem of the Year! Le Vian has uncovered an incredible source of emerald gems from Zambia and Brazil at a more pocket-friendly price range for those who desire this precious gem that is fresh, lively and the birthstone for May.
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®.