December Dazzle!

DECEMBER BIRTHSTONES

The two birthstones associated with December are Tanzanite and Turquoise.

Tanzanite

Discovered in the late 1960s in Tanzania, and found exclusively in this tiny area of the world, tanzanite exhibits a rich violet-blue color for which the gemstone is treasured; often it is heat-treated to achieve this color.  Colors range from blue to purple, and tanzanites that are medium dark in tone, vivid in saturation, and slightly violet blue command premium prices.  As tanzanite can be less expensive than sapphire, it often was purchased as an alternative.  However, it has increased in popularity and now is valued more for its own beauty and brilliance than as a sapphire substitute.

Tanzanite

Turquoise

The name turquoise, from the French expression Pierre tourques or Turkish stone, originated in the thirteenth century and describes one of the oldest known gemstones. Turquoise varies in color from greenish blue, through robin’s egg-blue, to sky blue shades and its transparency ranges from translucent  to opaque. Turquoise is plentiful and is available in a wide range of sizes. It is most often used for beads, cabochons, carvings, and inlays. Although its popularity fluctuates in fashion, it is a perennial favorite in the American Southwest.

Turquoise

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Here are some stunning December pieces our talented jewelry has hand crafted!

Tanzanite Ring, Diamond Ring, Tanzanite and Diamond Ring | LDR01310
Tanzanite Ring, Diamond Ring, Tanzanite and Diamond Ring | LDR01310
Tanzanite Necklace, Tanzanite and Diamond Necklace, Necklace | NEC01127
Tanzanite Necklace, Tanzanite and Diamond Necklace, Necklace | NEC01127
Pear Cut Tanzanite Ring, Tanzanite and Diamond Ring, Yellow Gold Ring | 10517
Pear Cut Tanzanite Ring, Tanzanite and Diamond Ring, Yellow Gold Ring | 10517
Round Cabochon Turquoise Ring | LDR01981
Round Cabochon Turquoise Ring | LDR01981

You can browse our entire Etsy shop here or website Avianti Jewelry! Don’t see what you might like? You can always contact us and order a custom order. We would love to help create your perfect gift for your loved one or just yourself. Yelp us.

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Etsy – Our Place to Sell Our Handmade and Vintage Items!

Avianti Jewelry has been growing and growing! We’ve written about how we have begun improving our online Etsy shop and we are so excited to be able to sell to people all around the world.

As our Etsy site continues to grow, we need to keep up with all the changes and updates. We are always listing our new custom, handmade jewelry for every occasion.

We have hundreds of new fine jewelry for any event. From engagement and anniversary rings to diamond necklaces and pendants.

All the items in our shop are either handmade or true vintage jewelry.

Single Halo Diamond Ring, Engagement Ring, Single Halo Ring | LDR02135

We always make sure to use the highest quality for our materials. We take pride on our jewelry and will always have a life-time warranty on any mistake or imperfection on our part.

round diamond and diamond halo white gold ring (1 of 3)
Single Halo Engagement Ring, Diamond Ring, Engagement Ring | LDR01576

We create timeless art inspired by our clients and strive to create something inspired by their love story. Every story has their own sense of uniqueness and so should the jewelry that represents it.

Diamond Cocktail Ring, Black Rhodium Ring, Diamond Ring |LDR02180
Diamond Cocktail Ring, Black Rhodium Ring, Diamond Ring |LDR02180

As the seasons come and go, we always try to keep up with what’s trendin. Still, many have their own style. You can contact Avianti Jewelry today and work with us so that we can create your custom jewelry!

Coral Necklace, Diamond and Coral Necklace, Necklace | NEC01738
Coral Necklace, Diamond and Coral Necklace, Necklace | NEC01738

We would love to help you create something special and unique. We can use any stone you would like, any color of gold, and can try to work within your budget.

Citrine Necklace, Yellow Gold Necklace, Necklace, Citrine and Gold Necklace | NEC01728
Citrine Necklace, Yellow Gold Necklace, Necklace, Citrine and Gold Necklace | NEC01728

You can find our Etsy shop here and request a custom order today!

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October, Pumpkins, Opals and More!

It’s the month of pumpkins, apples and multiple stones to use for this month full of treats, leaves and autumn changes.

Which brings us to this months birthstone – Opals, Rubellites and Tourmalines! 

Tourmaline is a crystalline boron silicate mineral compounded with elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone and the gemstone comes in a wide variety of colors.

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Raw Pink Tourmaline
Raw Pink Tourmaline

Rubellite is a particularly beautiful gemstone from the colorful family of the tourmalines. Its color shines in the most beautiful nuances from red to shocking pink.

Opal is a hydrated formless appearance of silica. Because of its amorphous character, it is classed as a mineraloid, unlike the other crystalline forms of silica, which are classed as minerals. It is deposited at a relatively low temperature and may occur in the fissures of almost any kind of rock, being most commonly found with limonite, sandstone, rhyolite,marl, and basalt.

The internal structure of precious opal makes it diffract light; depending on the conditions in which it formed, it can take on many colors. Precious opal ranges from clear through white, gray, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, magenta, rose, pink, slate, olive, brown, and black. Of these hues, the reds against black are the most rare, whereas white and greens are the most common. It varies in optical density from opaque to semitransparent.

Raw Opal Stone
Raw Opal Stone

At Avianti, we only use the highest quality of Tourmalines and Opals. The variations in the colors and cuts are endless. However, instead of showing everything, here are a few of Avianti’s custom, hand-made items.

Rose Gold and Tourmaline Diamond Ring by Avianti Jewelry
Rose Gold and Tourmaline Diamond Ring by Avianti Jewelry

Tourmaline occurs in every color of the rainbow and also in combinations of two or three colors.

Round Checkered cut Tourmaline Ring by Avianti Jewelry
Round Checkered cut Tourmaline Ring by Avianti Jewelry

Tourmaline was highly desired by royalty in the Far East. The last Empress of China, Empress Dowager Tzu His was in love with pink tourmaline. Tourmaline became valued in Europe when the Dutch began to import it from Sri Lanka in the early 1700s.

Rubellite and Diamond Rose gold Ring by Avianti Jewelry
Rubellite and Diamond Rose gold Ring by Avianti Jewelry

Opals are also the Wedding anniversary gemstone and are given as gifts for the 14th and 18th year of marriage.

Peruvian Opal Necklace by Avianti Jewelry
Peruvian Opal Necklace by Avianti Jewelry

The color of opals is mainly determined and caused by the gem’s selective absorption of certain wavelengths of light called the body color.

Butterfly Opal Yellow Gold Necklace by Avianti Jewelry

If you would like something custom created with your birthstone to fit your style, don’t hesitate! Contact us here and we would love to work with you!

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July Birthstone: The Ruby

July’s special stone is the Ruby. It is a lovely, red-pink colored precious stone.

ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires.

The ruby is considered one of the four precious stones, next to the sapphire, the emerald and the diamond.

Prices of rubies are primarily determined by color. The brightest and most valuable “red” called blood-red, is a superior over other rubies of similar quality. After color follows clarity: similar to diamonds, a clear stone will command a premium, but a ruby without any needle-like rutile inclusions may indicate that the stone has been treated. Cut and carat (weight) are also an important factor in determining the price.

 

Here are some of our custom designed items with rubies.

Ruby Bracelet in White Gold by Avianti Jewelry
Ruby and Diamond Engagement Ring by Avianti Jewelry
Ruby and Diamond Engagement Ring by Avianti Jewelry
Ruby Oval cut in Yellow Gold Earrings by Avianti Jewelry
Ruby and Diamond Oval Earrings by Avianti Jewelry

Ruby is the traditional birthstone for July and why don’t you let Avianti Jewelry custom design you a piece of art for your special month. We can also design you a mothers ring with all your children’s birthstones. At Avianti, the sky is your limit.

 

If you are interested in Avianti Jewelers giving you a quote on a custom ruby piece for your special July sweetheart, please visit our CONTACT page.

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What is a Rubelite?

Rubelite is the name of the pink to red colored hues of tourmaline. Tourmalines are semi-precious stones that come in a variety of colors.

There are red and pink tourmalines in many subtle differences, which include a soft pink, a fine bright pink, an deep violet and a bold ruby-red. However, only a few of these are deserving to call themselves ‘rubelites’. The name comes from the Latin ‘rubellus’, which means reddish. Rubelites are not just red or bright pink tourmalines. There is an important principle for this beautiful gemstone, and that is the way its color behaves in daylight and artificial light. Many gemstones change their color depending on the light source. A true rubelite does not. It shines just as intensely in artificial light as it does in daylight. The color of most other pink or red tourmalines, by contrast, displays a more or less clearly visible tinge of brown in artificial light.

This stunning, up and coming stone has caught Avianti’s eye and we have begun to add this into our fine jewelry collection.

This is one of our Rubelite in Rose Gold Engagement Ring that you can find on Etsy.

 

Another design is the Rubelite in another Rose Gold setting with Diamonds, again, found here on Etsy.

We personally think that the Rose Gold really brings out the color of the Rubelite and the accent diamonds always add an extra shine.

But we love to help our client’s dreams come true so we even created a couple Rubelites in a White Gold setting.

One of them is a Rubelite Ring with a Twisted Split Shank.

Another lovely Rubelite Ring has a Diamond Twisted Split Shank cast in White Gold.

If you are interested in a custom piece of jewelry, Avianti Jewelers will love to asset you in making your dreams come to life. Please visit our CONTACT page.

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June Birthstones are Alexandrite and Pearls

The June Birthstones are Alexandrite and Pearls. Both of these items are very beautiful and vary in color.

Pearls:

Pearls come in a variety. There are Fresh Water Pearls, Tahitian Pearls, Black Pearls and Mabe Pearls. Avianti Jewelry has many beautiful items with Pearls.

This is Avianti’s Vintage Pearl and Diamond Ring on Etsy.

Vintage Pearl and Diamond Ring by Avianti Jewelry on Etsy

This is our Tahitian Pearl Pendant on our website here.

Tahitian Pearl and Diamond Pendant by Avianti Jewelry

This is our Black Pearl and Diamond Earrings on our main site.

Black Pearl and Diamond Earrings by Avianti Jewelry

Alexandrites:

Alexandrites are a very rare making hard to come by, an expensive stone and most are synthetic. The reason Avianti do not use Alexandrires, is due to those reasons and we do not want to sell cheap and fake stones.

There is one question many people ask: “Why do Alexandrites appear to hange color in the sunlight vs the artificial light?”

Here are the 3 main lights with the effects on the gems.

Candlelight:

The radiant lighting contains a higher balance of red light and the Alexandrite appears red to a person’s eye.

Mixed Light:

Alexandrite effects the aspect of an observed color change from a greenish hue to a reddish with a change in source illumination.

Daylight:

Daylight contains high proportions of blue and green light and the stone appears green to the human eye.

If you are interested in Avianti Jewelers giving you a quote on a custom ring, please visit our CONTACT page.

 

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Custom Designed Emerald Earrings with Diamonds!

Avianti Jewelry has been known for their handmade jewelry and antique styled jewelry, but something we take pride in is going the extra mile for our clients who want something made special for them.

We are specialized to making custom stunning engagement rings, unique pendants and necklaces, and lovely earrings.

This is the journey of a client’s new and beautiful Emerald earrings.

The first thing our jeweler did was, create the flawless Gold Earring setting and set in the accent Diamonds, giving it a real shine!

Once that is done, he connected the gold setting together, getting it ready for the center stones.

After adding a couple more Diamonds to the earring set, he added the stunning Pear cut Emerald.

And the second one…

The process of creating an earring pair like this, is art. The tools are the stones and the Gold, Diamonds and colorful stones to compliment the canvas – the lucky person who wears this masterpiece.

At Avianti Jewelry, we strive to make the customer happy. This isn’t just a business, it’s a passion. There is nothing like seeing someone’s face light up knowing it’s exactly what they wanted.

If you want something custom created just for you or a loved one, you can always visit our store front at 2137 Foothill Blvd., La Canada – Flintridge , CA 91011, call us at (818) 248-1116 or contact us using our site here.

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