One of the guiding principles of Tiina Smith is to present the rare and exceptional, whether one-of-a-kind vintage treasures or the newest creations by the best jewelers working today.
Oscar Heyman Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl Ear ClipsView Details
Since 1912, Oscar Heyman has been crafting exquisite jewelry by hand in their New York workshops. Driven to acquire the finest materials, Heyman dispatches teams of gemologists and expert stone buyers to source gemstones from around the world. Cat's-eye chrysoberyls are true rarities and are found only in a few deposits. Known for the optical phenomenon chatoyancy, cat's eyes have the unique ability to reflect light in a way that resembles the slit eye of a cat.
The cat's eyes in these earrings are surrounded by well saturated yellow diamonds and a series of perfectly matched oval diamonds that create a scalloped edge. A single yellow diamond on the reverse of each earring indicates that these are one-of-a-kind, made specifically for Tiina Smith.
Los Angeles-based jeweler Robert Procop is one of the most knowledgeable diamond and colored gemstone experts in the world. Each year he creates fewer than 500 pieces of jewelry, allowing him to select only the finest stones to work with and ensuring superlative craftsmanship.
This one-of-a-kind yellow sapphire statement necklace perfectly embodies his precise aesthetic and deft use of color. Taking inspiration from the glamour of old Hollywood mixed with an elegant ease, it's a strikingly modern twist on a classic gold link necklace. It is encrusted with 151.83 carats of rich yellow sapphires with each stone precisely cut to capture the perfect balance of light.
Nicholas Varney Blue Tourmaline Gion RingView Details
Master jeweler Nicholas Varney is drawn to contrasts - rare gemstones mixed with humble materials, organic shapes offset by geometric forms and symmetry paired with surprise. Throughout his career he has created bold and exuberant jewelry inspired by his love of travel and his affinity for the natural world.
Varney's Gion ring is named after Kyoto's most famous Geisha district. It centers on a Sterling Blue tourmaline weighing approximately 4.6 carats, trimmed with petrified palm wood and set in a pierced gold "cloud motif" bowl that is pave set with 2.26 carats of full-cut aquamarines. The warm wood tones surround the icy blue surface of the tourmaline highlighting its natural saturated color. Varney's art is on full display as he creates the perfect balance between his singular design and his unique mix of materials.