Mysterious, infamous, magnificent, cursed, exciting,
the most famous diamond ever.
As legend goes it was plucked from the eye of an idol
in India in the 17th Century by a thief that was later murdered for it.
Held by Tavernier until sold to the King of France, Louis the XV for an enormous amount of gold. Passed to King Louis XVI and Marie Antoniette, we all know that outcome. To King George IV, who lost it to pay off tremendous debt. To Henry Phillip Hope, it's namesake
who had no heirs. Passed to his eldest nephew
Henry Thomas Hope who sold it pay off gambling debts.
Then to Evalyn Walsh McClean by way of Cartier who had
now fashioned it into the incredible necklace it is today.
She never took it off and the curse continued, with the death of her eldest son, in a car accident, her daughter committed suicide at 25, and her dear husband declared insane. Sold in 1949 to Harry Winston, again to pay off debt, it was donated to the Smithsonian Institute where it is now displayed. I personally photographed it and it appeared as a flash of light, from every angle I shot. I do believe it has magical power.
UNHEATED BLUE SAPPHIRE
Rare, difficult to find.
In platinum and 18KT yellow gold this older style Richard Krementz Gemstones ring is great for the person with an a average size hand.
The stone is royal blue with a small hint
of violet. The diamonds sparkle with
a special kind of brilliance. The trillion shape gem quality diamonds are perfectly matched for color, cut and clarity. The setting is substantial, smooth and easy to wear. This gem quality tanzanite has a lot to offer from the exceptional vibrant
cut, royal blue hue, and yellow gold scroll motif with diamond on the side. The diamonds, of course, are exceptional VS1 clarity, F color. The very best.
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This exceptional 18K yellow gold with
platinum inlay is amazing in person.
The cutting style of the gem is not appreciated here. I will attempt better
photographs. The beryl (same family
as emerald) 6.61ct, a rare size for the
color. Also having 1.05ct total of
round brilliant diamonds on all four
sides of this heavy wearable sculpture.
12,500.00 original list price
call me if you desire beryl in a golden
color, the price will surely please.
RICHARD KREMENTZ GEMSTONES
Gem quality natural Imperial topaz.
Set in platinum with 18K yellow gold
pointed prongs, this gem must be seen
to be appreciated. The clarity and transparency is only seen in the finest
specimens. Now add two superbly cut,
VS1, matched F color diamonds with the signature of RKG1866 inside the ring
and you have a timeless ring that will
transcend time. An heirloom waiting
to happen. Comes with the Krementz
Certificate The weight of the ruby is
1.27ct. The diamonds are .52ct. The list
price is 13,900.00
Rare from the Greek word sphenos meaning wedge, Titanite or sphene is noted for its trichroism, or three distinct colors. A true collectors gem, worn on very special occasions due to the hardness of 5.5. Prized for it's excessive
dispersive power, it exceeds diamond, this gem will absolutely dazzle anyone in any light. Surrounded by stunning, ideal cut VS1 clarity, F color diamonds set in luxurious platinum.
Let this dazzler light up yours...
12,500 List in 2011
Call for special consideration.
In luxurious platinum and 18K yellow gold with exceptional diamonds. This ring cannot fail to be noticed. A statement piece, the platinum convex dome filled with diamonds
centers on an oval Natural Zircon found in Cambodia and cut to perfect in the US.
If blue is your color, this ring is for you.
Size 7. Could be resized by a master. I have access to one of the goldsmiths that Krementz employed.
11,800 list price in 2009
Significantly less today
Richard Krementz Gemstones
This United States Jewelry manufacturer
began in 1866. They were based in Newark NJ. At one time they were the largest jewelry manufacturer in the world.
The name has always been synonymous with quality, especially colored gems.
Krementz color was the buzzword in Tucson at the American Gem Trade Show. Sadly in February 2013, at the AGTA show the company closed following the death of it's leader Richard Krementz, Jr.
I was lucky enough to purchase many pieces of their remaining stock. So I am now able to offer them at less than original wholesale cost. History combined with quality, a formula for value.