Soothing Gray SpinelTM
Spinel, the gem of royalty, has a centuries old history, its most famous sighting in the British Crown Jewels.
Spinel can be found in a variety of hues from bright candied apple red, rich and bold pink, and many shades of purple, blue, violet and bluish green.
Trace amounts of iron give spinel a violet to blue color and trace amounts of cobalt bring about vibrant blue.
Spinel, like garnet and diamond, is singly refractive, with the same physical properties in all crystal directions. It belongs to the cubic crystal system, and its characteristic crystal shape is an octahedron, looking like two back-to-back pyramids.
Blackberry Diamonds® add a touch of chic drama to fine jewelry by providing a touch of mysterious sparkle with day into evening fashion forward looks. The lore of this midnight flavored diamond includes Italians, who, in medieval times, believed that black diamonds helped married couples revive their relationships. The “Black Orlov” diamond, the most famous black diamond, was reputed to give happiness and good fortune to anyone who touched it. Other famous black diamonds include “Sergio,” the largest diamond ever found, discovered in Brazil and weighing over three thousand carats!
Le Vian Exotics® offer many unique designs featuring Blackberry Diamonds® like Black Tie looks which pair with Vanilla Diamonds® and Vanilla Gold® for crisp contrast and Chocolate Covered Blackberry™ combining the warm sweet flavors of Strawberry Gold® and Chocolate Diamonds®.