Khaleej Times | Business Staff Report / 30 November 2014
The European size 38 boots retail for $3.1 million (Dh11.3 million) and feature more than 39,000 fancy coloured diamonds.
Dubai — The world’s most expensive pair of boots, featuring 1,527 carats of diamonds, is treading a path to the Middle East to wow visitors at the Dubai International Jewellery Week 2014, running from December 3-6 at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Presented by Auro Jewels, the European size 38 boots retail for $3.1 million (Dh11.3 million) and feature more than 39,000 fancy coloured diamonds. The one-off pair of boots will be on display at the region’s biggest jewellery event.
The dazzling footwear will sit alongside a one-of-a-kind sapphire and emerald front and back necklace, retailing for Dh650,000, which was inspired by brides who desire more than just a necklace to wear on their special day. Wearers can combine the two necklaces together — adorning both front and back necklines — to make the ultimate statement of luxury.
An ‘invisible’ ruby necklace and earrings set worth a combined Dh516,800 will also be on show at Dubai International Jewellery Week. Inspired by nature, the set is designed in a unique 3D effect to make the jewels appear even more beautiful when worn.
Finally, a new collection of diamond watches, created especially for the Dubai show will be revealed at the Auro Jewels stand.
“The world’s most expensive boots have been designed with the Middle Eastern woman in mind,” said Ayesha Mehta, Co-founder of Auro Jewels. “The eventual owner will be someone who loves to stand out from a crowd and someone who adores, appreciates and values exclusive, rare and one-of-a-kind pieces.”
Visitors to Dubai International Jewellery Week this year will have the chance to see an array of breath-taking jewellery and designs from around the world. Australian South Sea Pearls will unveil a Freshwater Pink Rare Baroque Pearl set in rose gold and diamonds, Anatol from Greece will launch its Trigonometry Collection, inspired by everyday shapes and ancient trigonometric patterns as well as display a front and back necklace comprising 71 carats of diamonds and 38 carats of colour stones, and Bellissimo will reveal Sigismondo Capriotti’s new collection featuring delicious cupcakes and mignon pastries that embrace the tempting tones of coloured stones.
Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events Management, DWTC, said: “This year’s line-up of leading regional and international brands reflects the event’s standing as a vital platform for the highly-lucrative global jewellery sector. Visitors will have the opportunity to buy some of the most beautiful, creative jewellery designs from around the world — in both the super-luxury and affordable brackets.”
The 19th edition of the Dubai International Jewellery Week features various daily seminars designed to give consumers and trade visitors valuable opportunities to learn all there is to know about diamonds and jewellery.
Step into the mesmerizing world of natural Pink diamonds, synonymous of elegance and sophistication. These exquisite gems have stolen the spotlight in the realm of fine jewelry, captivating the hearts of fashion enthusiasts around the globe.
In this article, we’ll explore the enchanting features of Fancy Pink diamonds, uncovering their origins, possible tones, and the growing fascination around them. As we delve into their unique characteristics, you’ll learn how they compare to other popular pink gemstones, revealing the distinct advantages that set them apart.
The Origin Of Their Mesmerising Hues
Fancy Pink diamonds are the result of a remarkable geological process that lasted millions of years. During their formation process, atomic traces of minerals such as hydrogen, nitrogen, or boron were introduced into their crystalline structure, resulting in impressive hues.
However, another scientific theory states that the pink hue comes from a deformation in the crystal lattice of the stone, a phenomenon caused by extreme pressure.
Whichever the cause, thanks to our Earth’s natural transformations, today we get to enjoy the exceptional shades of Pink diamonds.
From delicate pastel tones reminiscent of blooming cherry blossoms to intense, vivid shades that command attention, natural Pink diamonds offer a diverse palette of hues that ignite the imagination.
Rarity And A Growing Fascination
The allure of these unique stones lies not only in their enchanting beauty but also in their rarity.
As luxury enthusiasts and jewelry connoisseurs seek to come in possession of the most exclusive and coveted pieces, the interest surrounding fancy pink diamonds continues to grow. With the recent closure of the renowned Argyle mine in Australia, a significant source of Pink diamonds, their scarcity has skyrocketed.
Pink Diamond’s Unparalleled Properties
The refractive index of a diamond is approximately 2.42. This high refractive index is one of the factors that contribute to the exceptional brilliance and sparkle that diamonds are renowned for. The high refractive index allows diamonds to bend and reflect light in a way that creates maximum dispersion and brilliance, resulting in their captivating play of light and fire. It is this unique optical property that sets diamonds apart from other gemstones and contributes to their timeless allure and desirability.
Diamonds are renowned for their exceptional hardness, ranking 10 on the Mohs scale, which is the highest possible rating. This remarkable property makes diamonds highly resistant to scratching and abrasion, ensuring their longevity and durability even with daily wear.
The hardness of a diamond contributes significantly to its value. Diamonds are prized for their ability to withstand the rigors of everyday use without losing their beauty or succumbing to damage. This durability ensures that diamond jewelry, such as engagement rings and heavily worn pieces, can be cherished forever and passed down through generations.
What About Other Pink Gemstones?
This pink gemstone is often used in jewelry for its vibrant color. Pink tourmaline can be found in various parts of the world, including Brazil, Afghanistan, Mozambique, and the United States. Each location may produce unique variations in color and quality, making it more complicated for the regular customer to understand how to measure and compare characteristics.
Tourmaline ranks 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs' scale of hardness, making it moderately durable, but relatively softer compared to Pink diamonds. With a refractive index between 1.624 and 1.644, pink tourmaline exhibits a good amount of brilliance and light dispersion.
This mineral showcases a soft, delicate pink hue that does not typically offer much sparkle. There are multiple levels of transparency available, from very translucent to milky opaque or smoky with yellow or brown undertones.
Scoring a 7 on the Mohs scale, pink quartz is relatively durable and suitable for some types of jewelry. However, it is still important to protect it from impact, and best suitable for earrings and low-wear pieces.
The intensity of its color depends on the place of origin and the combination of trace elements present within its crystal structure.
With a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale, pink sapphires are very durable and resistant, making them suitable for all kinds of jewelry pieces. However, they are more prone to scratches than diamonds.
Kunzite is quite affordable because it’s relatively unknown although it can be found in many places like Afghanistan, Brazil, Madagascar, and the USA.
Like most color stones, kunzite can be undergo irradiation or heat treatments to enhance its color. Exposure to heat and bright light can cause color in both natural and treated kunzite to fade over time.
Most morganite deposits are found in Brazil, but the highest quality specimens come from Madagascar. Typically, morganite enjoys a high transparency with minimal inclusions resulting in clear, polished stones.
Scoring a 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale, Morganite is safe and durable enough for jewelry.
Your Best Choice: Pink Diamonds
There are multiple options to choose from to create a jewel with pink gemstones. However, they all fall short when compared to the durability and brilliance of natural Pink diamonds. With sources becoming more scarce while demand continues grows, Pink diamonds keep appreciating in value making them a better financial choice when compared to other gemstones which tend to loose value in the resale marker. Pink diamonds present multiple advantages for their investment potential and as a valuable asset to be passed on for generations.
When purchasing color gemstones, it’s important the buyer requests a professional laboratory report that discloses any enhancements to make an informed decision. Unfortunately for most consumers, it’s hard to find full-detailed information on a finished jewelry piece and it requires additional effort and inquiries to confirm the quality of a gemstone.
Langerman Diamonds has over 50 years of expertise in sourcing and trading natural color diamonds. Explore our online inventory and contact us to learn more about the purchasing process.