By lifetime gem guru Philip Zahm.
Philip has the gift of seeing rare color. Some rumours have it that Richard sometimes purchased from Philip. I met Philip for the first time this February in Tucson. In previous
years I attended AGTA to see the lovely associates at Richard Krementz Gemstones and the marvelous treasures in their cases
on the 800 row. Always going further as I grew to understand the intricacies of the world of color and superb workmanship and design.
2014 was a different year. I entered the AGTA on a quest to find my favorite things.. This year, I discovered Philip Zahm. The solid
heavy 18K, with gem weight numbered in the shank for easy identification. Appraisers love this
as colored stones each have their own formula for estimating weight.
The variables more complex than that of the white rock. I must admit they are good for daily wear.
Back to the subject at hand, the
crisp yellow green Crysoberyl, 3.07ct
exact, oval cut coming to us from
Sri Lanka or Ceylon in older days.
The stone smiles from with and I found it very difficult to capture the color and life in this rare gem.
Half bezel set with the white ones bead set in solid 18K white gold
this ring pleases in every way.
With .27ct in diamonds, they are quality stones, matched for color,
cut and quality.
Individual at 4700.00 list.
Call me for more information about this gem variety that shares it's crystal structure with Alexandrite.
I love yellow gems, but then I love all colors of gems. As long as they have magic. At 2.17 and measuring 7.9mm x 7.1mm this vibrant, highly saturated stone is eye catching. From Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka, this ring makes a real statement from a distance. List 7400.00
An 8mm x 11mm oval, this shape accentuates the orange pink color that can not be explained. In 18K yellow and white gold, double squared off shank sizes on the mandrel to a 7.25. With eight diamonds set below the stone in a crown like structure, this ring speaks elegance
as well as modern style. Signed 18K with the Philip Zahm hallmark as well as the
weight of the stone 3.68. This is a very nicely made ring at 11 grams. You know you are wearing it. Smooth.
Spessartite Garnet is Ideochromatic, meaning that it is colored by a fundamental element in it's composition.
In this case it is Manganese which produces an orange color. Take away the manganese and you no longer have
Spessartite. Thus spessartite basically has only one color. ORANGE. Finding just the right orange saturation with brilliance
is not an easy thing. This stone speaks GEM. 6700.00 LIST
Rubelite Red Tourmaline
A briolette trillion cut to perfection, this 2.82ct gem measures 10mm corner to corner. A split squared off shank, luxurious 18K
yellow, the pave diamonds are visible in all directions. With thirty two VS1 clarity, G color diamonds, total weight .34ct, this elegant ring is a statement piece, yet very
comfortable to wear. Size 7.25 on the mandrel, a size 8 could probably wear it too.
11 grams of 18K yellow gold, hallmarked with the Philip Zahm symbol as well as 18K and the weight of the stone.
Tourmaline comes a unique array of colors.
According to ancient Egyptian legend the spectrum of colors that you find in tourmaline is due to the long journey from
the earth's heart to the surface up to the sun. Tourmaline traveled on a rainbow and collected all it's colors. Know for thousands of years, the Dutch began importing it from Sri Lanka in the 17th century. They called the stone "turmali" which means more colors.
More often then not, the tourmaline has many shades of color within. This makes tourmaline a unique individual, no two are alike. So if you prize beauty and originality
a tourmaline should be in your collection
Tourmaline is the birthstone for October.
It is also highly magnetic as well as pyroelectric. Handmade as well as handsome this ring will sure to be treasured
for generations to come. Great jewelry
transcends time. A bargain at 4725.00 List
call or email me to be thrilled.
Phillip Zahm believes that every gem has a story, and that it is his job to bring the story to life with an inspired jewelry design. Inside each gem is a hidden blueprint that dictates intelligent design. Philip is honored to search and find the perfect design for each stone.
For thirty years, Philip Zahm has traveled the globe, speaking the language, following local customs, and building relationships. His goal is to find beautiful, high quality gems.
He then designs stunning and original jewelry that enhances the beauty and color of each stone Blending the power of nature with expert craftsmanship, each piece of Philip Zahm jewelry tells its own exciting story. His passion and mission have remained
steadfast through time.
This ring by designer Philip Zahm
centers on Pink Tourmaline with a very intense dark pink color. The stone weighs 3.29 ct. It is oval measuring 11.5mm x 9mm. It has
.19ct total weight of gem quality
diamonds set micro pave in a split shank. The squared off shank makes the weight right. It is 6.75 on the mandrel, but will fit a slightly larger size due to the shape of the ring. Hidden diamonds are set in
boxes on the side. Smooth and Comfortable too. 11 grams of 18K
gold. List price before gold went up
4800.00, Call or email me to discuss
details and special consideration.