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14K Strawberry Gold® Passion Ruby™ 3/8 cts., Blueberry Sapphire™ 3/8 cts., Costa Smeralda Emeralds™ 1/4 cts. Ring with Chocolate Diamonds® 1/5 cts., Nude Diamonds™ 1/4 cts. | YRHS 15
  

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.

PASSION RUBYTM

Ruby has the distinction of being the most valued gemstone throughout most of recorded history. Ancient Sanskrit referred to the ruby as the "king of precious stones", the bible found only wise and virtuous women more precious than rubies and the Persian sage al-Biruni wrote about rubies the first place in color, beauty and rank among all gems. The name Ruby comes from the Latin word ruber for its hue. The strength of red in the ruby depends on how much chromium is present—the more chromium, the stronger the red color. Chromium can also cause fluorescence, which adds to the intensity of the red color. The brilliant crimson color of this gem is associated with passion and love, making the ruby an ideal choice for engagement rings.

There are many famous rubies throughout history, two of which can be seen at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History including the 138.72-carat Rosser Reeves Star Ruby from Sri Lanka and the 23.10-carat Carmen Lucia Ruby which is considered one of the world's finest large Burmese rubies.

Le Vian® Passion RubyTM comes from Mozambique.

"Passion RubyTM, the July birthstone, embodies our passionate red color and represents the top of production of responsibly sourced ruby."

BLUEBERRY SAPPHIRETM

Throughout history, sapphires have always been associated with the color blue, perhaps most likely due to their name, which comes from the Greek word sappheiros (blue stone). Traditionally, sapphire symbolizes truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. In history, clergy members wore the gem to symbolize Heaven. In ancient Greece and Rome, the royals believed sapphires protected them from envy and harm. Sapphires have also been closely associated with romance and the royals, most recently in modern times. In 1981, Prince Charles gave Lady Diana Spencer a blue sapphire engagement ring. The same ring was later given to Kate Middleton by Prince William

But all sapphires are not blue and, in fact, come in a rainbow of colors including varying shades of blue as well as “fancy sapphires” in pink, yellow, orange, lavender, purple. Blues can be pure blue but may have a range from greenish blue to violet blue. The blue in a sapphire is the result of trace elements of iron and titanium; the more iron in the sapphire, the darker the blue.

Le Vian® offers both classic and contemporary looks with its Blueberry Sapphires® which were chosen from mines in Mozambique.

"Le Vian® utilizes exacting standards for its genuine sapphires, choosing only those with a rich royal blue, blueberry flavor for designs which feature the September birthstone"

CHOCOLATE DIAMONDS®

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.

The Argyle Diamond Mine in Western Australia is the world's largest producer of brown diamonds – 80% of Argyle's gem quality is brown. Famous brown diamonds include the 545 carat dark rich champagne hued "Golden Jubilee," the world's largest cut natural diamond.

"Le Vian® chooses only those natural brown diamonds that are C4-C7 and higher in color, SI and higher in clarity, each cut to Le Vian®’s standards, and sourced directly through Le Vian®. Le Vian® is the only company on earth to make jewelry with Chocolate Diamonds®.”

Nude Diamonds®

Light Brown Diamonds, C2-C3 | Natural Color Diamond | Mohs Scale: 10 | April Birthstone | 10th Anniversary Gemstone

Nude Diamonds™ are more neutral than white diamonds; their natural hue complements all skin tones.”

Nude Diamonds™ are neutral skin tone, natural color diamonds that look colorless, take a high polish and offer a great value that is a fraction of the price of white diamonds. Le Vian® utilizes a very stringent selection process, choosing from a select range of high clarity natural faint and light brown diamonds with a touch of blush, the top of production, that are C2-C3 in color and SI or VS in clarity. The majority of natural fancy color Nude Diamonds™ are responsibly sourced by Le Vian® from the Argyle Mine in Australia.