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Monet Jewelry was launched in 1937 by the brothers Michael and Joseph Chernow in New York. Before, their company Monocraft Products created handbags with gold-plated appliqués and monograms. With Monet, they wanted to create fine jewels using high quality materials … Continue reading
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Paraiba tourmaline is a copper-bearing tourmaline. The name comes from the location where the stone was discovered : in the Brazilian state of Paraiba (city of Sao Jose da Batalha). This fine gemstone had been found in 1989 by the miner Heitor Barbosa.
The vivid blue green colour of the paraiba tourmaline is unique. It is the rarest tourmaline. Two other deposits were found in 2001 in Nigeria and in 2005 in Mozambique. However, the color isn’t exactly the same compared to the Brazilian paraiba tourmaline.
Brushed gold refers to a texturing technique used on metal surface. The brushed gold is not shiny but matt. Tiny parallel lines are scratched onto the surface thanks to a wire brush or a polishing tool. Among jewelry designers using brushed gold, there is Marco Bicego in his collections “Africa” and “Lunaria”.