Gemstones

The little black gems

So last post we talked about how the colored gems are finally back in trend. Well black is also a color and definitely a classy one! No matter time or trends, black is the color that will stay elegant.

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Coco Chanel gave us the little black dress, the little black jacket. Well we also need the little black gem to give our wardrobe an edginess and contrast. There are some gems to choose between but the blackest of them all is the Onyx. With it's opaque body it really gives a strong effect and it's silky surface is lovely for a faceted cut or just as a flat. 

Here's an image of our previous Bespoke piece, white gold cufflinks with Onyx and Diamonds. A great example where the Onyx complements the shiny Diamonds with a bold look.

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The black Tourmalines are also popular since they're widely available and inexpensive (compared to most gems). Of course you have the black Diamonds. Who doesn't love Diamonds, right? Giving the high lustre and of course, the luxurious feeling. There are so many lovely options for the little black gem cocktail ring and we love them all! Almost equally ;) 

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Colored gems, back in trend!

I couldn't be more happy to be writing this post! As a gemmologist, focused on colored gems, I might be biased but they are the big deal! I love Diamonds just like everyone else but a deep purple Amethyst, an ocean green Paraiba Tourmaline or a colorshifting Alexandrite just makes me jump of joy! 

Okay, so colored gems never really go out of style but they have really started to come back into style when it comes to wedding and engagement rings which makes me very happy. Several of my latest inquiries have been about having Emeralds or Sapphires for their engagement solitaires. All I can say is YES! YES YES YES! 

There are so many great options for colored gems in the engagement/wedding ring but the classics are of course Emeralds, Sapphires and Rubies. But why not venture off and try some pinks, purples, orange or even yellow? I just love it!

Maybe someone might even be as brave as to try colored metals, like Rose, colored Titanium or like our HE Set of bands, have black Rhodium? I really hope so! 

To get some colorful inspiration check out our own creative Couture pieces. 

 

She's Allegra

This is a big week for us. Finally we can make our big reveal. She's here, Allegra.

She is now live on our website where you can send in a request for order. She is not stocked or available in shops. She is purely hand made and will be ready for her new owner within 30 days of order confirmation. 

As we say in our vision statement, "Our vision is to create an extraordinary design experience where the client walks away with their own dream piece", we also mean our dream pieces. And that's what Couture is. It's where we let our creativity run completely free. 

It's our ace card. It's our crown jewels. These are the pieces where our clients can get a whole other type of design experience. To experience the real Home of Eve designs.

We hope you'll grow to love her as much as we do!

Love,

 
 

Craftsmanship.

This is one of our four values: Craftsmanship, Artistry, Passion & Finesse. 

The definition of Craftsmanship: "Skill in particular craft", "The quality of design and work shown in something made by hand".

What first drew me to jewellery was the idea of being able to physically create something so complex, beautiful and durable. I love getting my hands dirty and where better do it then in a workshop full of gold and gems. I spent two years learning silversmithing, gem setting, gem cutting and I loved it so much. But like any other craft you need to dedicate your full time, your every waken hour to that specific craft to master it fully. I knew just smithing the jewellery wasn't going to be enough for me. I wanted to be more focused on the design and gemstones. So I choose to continue my studies in gemmology and illustration.

My years behind the bench are the best thing I ever did for my passion. It is absolutely essential to understand the complexity of the materials and it's important to respect the work that's behind the finished result. Thanks to that I can carefully choose my partners in making and make sure our jewellery are up to the quality and also that the design comes out exactly like I've planned. 

What I mostly love about the craft is that even today, in 2016, we still carry out the same methods as we did hundreds of years ago (but of course there are a lot of new modern tools and techniques). Cause jewellery making is one of the oldest crafts in the world and have existed in all civilizations. The same goes for gem cutting. Fashioning of gems goes back hundreds of years, even though the methods weren't so precise as they are today, beautiful jewellery were made!

As mentioned before, I wished to have been a master at all aspect of the jewellery business but unfortunately no one can. But it doesn't mean that still can't get my hands dirty. As one of my many hobbies, I still cut gems from time to time. And I will never stop.

 

So, What Is Bespoke?

The definition of bespoke is "made to order". So what does that mean when you talk about jewellery? To me as a jewellery designer it means that dreams become reality. Making your ultimate fantasy come to life. It means that you will get something unique and precious that you can cherish and value for the rest of your life. Cause that's what jewellery is. A treasure.

When jewellery is made with great craftsmanship and with great material it will live forever, through any weather, seasons or civilisation. It's what I like to call, durable art. 

Rose gold ring set with Diamonds & triangle cut Morganite

The process might seem dunting to some. It can get so expensive and do I really know what I want? What if I don't know what my ultimate dream piece is? That's where us jewellery designers come in. By getting to know a person, their story, desire and wishes I can help them discover a whole new passion and suddenly they can't contain their excitement!

Never forget, quality jewellery might be expensive but it will always hold it's value. Cause through all generations and civilisations, jewellery has been the standing value and considered the true riches.

If you are curious what bespoke jewellery is all about, please check out our services under "Bespoke" and send us an enquiry. It can never hurt to ask, right? :)

Love,

 

New Beginnings

It's finally here! Our brand new website and we couldn't be more excited. It's not only the website that's new, our overall profile has undergone a makeover and we're happy to finally share it with the world. Blasting through all our media channels such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. A BIG thank you to the wonderful Tiara Attar who did an amazing job working on this wonderful website!

Home of Eve has always been about making dreams come true. We love working on projects, whether it's our own or our clients. Since our start in 2013, we have release our own signature collection, Cube Collection, and made several amazing bespoke pieces, and there are much more to come.

On our new website, you can learn more about how the Bespoke service works, see where our Cube Collection is sold or place a direct order, see our brand video, peak on our artwork, get great tips on how to take care of your jewellery and more. I've even shared my own story and background, along with some of my illustrations, so you can get an idea of what bespoke jewellery is all about.

I really hope you like it and stay tuned on our blog and media channels to learn more about upcoming projects, events and more.

Love,