Jewels of Ocean are world leaders in the design and
craftsmanship of fine jewellery. Since its establishment in 1845 in Valenza,
Italy, its founders, and their heirs,
have worked tirelessly to deliver uncompromising excellence in
fine gem pieces.
Jewels of Ocean began as a supplier of precious coloured
stones over a century ago. Through its direct relationships with
mines worldwide in Colombia, Thailand, Burma, Ceylon and South
Africa, it quickly became the leading distributor throughout
Western and Eastern Europe.
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Jewels of Ocean are also leading distributors
of South Sea pearls, which are the finest
and most lustrous of pearls. Their speciality is combining
exquisite Tahitian South Seas pearls with
diamonds or other coloured gems such as emeralds, rubies,
tanzanite, canary diamonds, and sapphires.
For example, the necklace above features grey South
Sea pearls embedded with additional gemstones
and finished with an interchangeable gem-set clasp.
Pearls come naturally in many colours from
softest greys to lavender, gold, champagne peach and pink. The model wears a magnificent diamond and South Sea pearl
necklace of several shades. Natural pearls enhance the skin
and the reflected pearlescent light makes it glow taking years
off a woman's face.
South Sea black pearls from the Tahiti area, like these shown
below are a speciality of Jewels of Ocean. Their size and
lustrous nacre is unmatched.
Here these beautifully matched black pearls are mixed with the
finest white diamonds. It has created a necklace to treasure and
to stun, in fact it's fit for a queen. Coordinating pearl and diamond earrings, bracelets, clasps,
rings and clips are always available.
Above - Brilliant white diamond and white South Sea pearl
collier necklace from Jewels of Ocean.
In the world of coloured stones the House of Jewels of Ocean are leaders
in their art. Through its finely crafted collections, Jewels of Ocean
pursues a dual goal. It strives to create comfort and
confidence and this is imbued to wearers of their discreetly elegant jewellery.
The pave setting on the blue gem flower clip and ring, sets
this company apart from run of the mill jewellery houses.
Just look at these magnificent sapphire, South Sea pearl and
diamond cluster chandelier style earrings. These sapphire earrings are my
favourite ear-clips on this page. But it's a close decision, I
also love the ruby pave half hoops and the sapphire and
diamond chandelier drops - see further down.
Jewels of Ocean Create Jewellery For Connoisseurs
Although Jewels of Ocean were trading gemstones a century ago
they launched their own prestigious jewellery line in 1920. This
was to maintain the integrity of its design capabilities in
house. The firm's master Italian jewellers have consistently created
classic and contemporary designs revered by connoisseurs
Jewellery throughout the ages represented an adornment
symbolizing rank or wealth. In fact, jewellery, which predates
clothing, has always been crafted by artisans of the era for
those of royalty and wealth.
Ancient Egyptians used jewellery with colourful beads and
emblematic motifs, such as the scarab.
Greeks enjoyed pure gold ornaments, while Roman jewellery
was more massive, as ropes of pearls were prized.
Medieval jewellery included large brooches and heavy
In the Renaissance, men and women wore gold chains, jewelled
collars, and pendants, often designed or even rendered by noted
artists. However, during the last century, with factory
production and mass reproduction of designs possible, the craft
jewellery artisans has been harder to come by. Jewellery
For now Jewels of Ocean consistently review designs within
their outstanding range to keep fresh both classic and
contemporary jewellery looks for their prestigious clientele. In
the example right, it's easy to see how hot on trend these
jewelled pieces are with the wide diamond cuff and oversized
rich coral cabochon and diamond ring. Briolette cut and teardrop gems for earrings are
also all the rage.
Now for the latest looks, the Jewels of Ocean showcase range
is the outstanding artisan crafted Pietra Dura collection.
Jewels of Ocean unique intimacy with clients of various
cultures contributes to innovative new design ideas and
creations for their customers.
Rare diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds as shown on
this page are the magic
ingredients of these prestigious collections that never go out
of style. The combination of the Italian family's rich
traditions, interwoven with contemporary international styling
creates a finesse of past and present. This symmetry of
innovation and tradition leaves its unique imprint on all of
Jewels of Ocean’s creations.
Pavé jewellery is an expensive detailed look.
needs to be done with meticulous attention to detail in order to achieve
smooth perfection. Jewels of
Ocean goldsmiths are experts in this technique which is shown in
these photographs left and right.
As you can see
in these lovely photographs, pavé work lends itself to modern contemporary designs,
where canary yellow diamonds, rubies and sapphires add cachet.
Furthermore these chandelier style drop earrings make a bold
statement that is very of the moment. Let me remind you
Michelle Obama wore long dangly chandelier earrings for The
Presidential Inauguration ball.
Jewels of Ocean built its reputation over the years through
an uncommon combination of perseverance coupled with obsessive
attention to detail.
This diligence, was the underlying force that allowed Jewels of Ocean to accomplish
what many of today's mass market jewellers can never
achieve, a truly personal relationship with clientele from
around the world.
During its existence, Jewels of Ocean
has also designed magnificent jewellery for
royalty the world over.
It understands its clientele and works with clientele to be one
step ahead of the latest jewellery designs.
From this relationship with royalty it has recently designed
a new range of jewellery called the Sangue Blu, or 'Blue Blood,'
collection, a tribute to the royalty that patronised the firm.
For more than a year, Jewels of Ocean designers sketched as
many as 200 ideas before deciding which designs
would comprise the spectacular collection named Pietra Dura. It
is the result of the jeweller's search for a youthful,
fashionable and elegant collection.
These statement pieces have a modern touch. Refined in diamonds and white gold, or dynamic in colourful
precious stones on white or yellow gold, the line is fashionable
for contemporary lifestyles. It draws its mystique from the
stones that have enchanted in other times. Whether it is the chalcedony made popular by the Duchess of
Windsor or the sea-faring talisman aquamarine, behind every
precious stone is a love story.
Jewels of Ocean experts travelled the ends of the world, from
Japan to India, Madagascar, Zambia and Egypt for the finest
quality crystal rock, jade, mother-of-pearl, turquoise, blue and
green agate, as well as angel's skin, chalcedony and aquamarine.
Above Left - A Pietra Dura parure. This consists of a blue
agate necklace with white diamond enhancement roundels and
surround, plus matching ear clips set with 18K white gold.
Right - An alternative earring - Pietra Dura clover shape
blue agate pair of earrings set with a diamond surround.
Angel's skin is the palest of corals and is the enshrinement of
Its name first sprung from the lips of Louis XV,
who ordained the stone in honour of the beautiful skin of the
mistress, Madame de Pompadour.
Today, angel's skin of the finest
quality is reborn in Jewels of Ocean Pietra Dura collection. Set
next to brilliant rubies on a parure with a flower pendant and
matching earrings, the necklace reflects the fresh blush of
Right - Pietra Dura Angel's skin necklace set with coral
beads, rubies and diamond necklace with floral centre.
Jewels of Ocean new Sangue Blu, or 'Blue Blood,' collection,
is a tribute to the craft practiced for centuries by unnamed
artisans and to the royalty that honoured the art of the
jewellery. The subtle elegance of
the collection is easily appreciated.
Italian master craftsmen, created the pieces as if they were
making jewellery for the royalty of yesteryear. The original designer is involved with the
process for each piece made in the Sangue Blu collection.
This ensures the original design idea survives.
is the birthstone of May - what could be more beautiful
than this emerald and diamond parure with the heart as token of
love. Emeralds are
one of the costliest gemstones in the world and Jewels of Ocean
uses gems of the highest quality and rare beauty.
Above Right - Emerald and Diamond parure.
Left - Sangue Blu Columbian emerald/diamond earrings with heart
Below Right - A splendid Sangue Blu collection necklace
collier part of a parure and made from Columbian emerald heart
and finest white diamonds.
Below Left - White diamond heart and snowflake drop earrings
from the Sangue Blu Collection.
The Sangue Blu
collection brings the sensation of softness to the hand and
lightness to the eye. These important pieces radiate the
attention to detail brought to their design. They are conceived
by artist craftsmen who imagine, study and design the jewellery
to recreate an innovative individual piece. So much of this is
lost in a mass production jewellery process, which is why Jewels
of Ocean jewellery is so prized.
More than 150 hours of work are involved in the creation of
unique items such as the ones shown here. This includes
not just the initial design process, but also the technical work
of forging approximately 300 connections between each piece of
metal. Each metal connection must be precisely positioned
and then hidden behind precious and royal gems.
There are occasions in life when only the best will do and
invariably to commemorate a special life event the phrase luxury
market and haute jewellery comes to mind. In a world of
uncertainty jewellery always gives pleasure. Jewellery is art,
wearable art and a high fashion accessory rolled into one.
Jewellery is the perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries,
weddings, births, Mother's Day, Christmas, and Valentine's Day.
Tracking down a rare piece easily equates to 'I love you, I
value you, I respect you.' Jewels of Ocean know that each piece
is an exquisite ornament that will be loved and so great care is
taken to ensure the end design is perfection.
Buying the best jewellery you can afford, preferably high
quality jewellery of diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires or
lustrous South Sea pearls is always a personal investment.
Limited designer pieces of note always resell well at auction
and some even increase in value.
And if some of these pieces are a little too grand for your
lifestyle then perhaps a simple strand of the most exquisite
South Sea white or creamy lemon pearls would fulfil most of your daily needs.
They would be my choice. You
cannot beat the aura of a well groomed gal and pearls are that
entry to classic good style.
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