Rose de France
The purity that a fjord’s crystalline water radiates is the sensation that Selim Mouzannar sought to replicate with his work on Step Cuts such as the Emerald Cut found in his Gemma collection. That cut of architectural purity was significative of Art Deco models since the early years of the past century. For the Summer 2022 collection, he explored the seamless geometry of the hexagonal shape. The Step Cut preserves more of the raw weight of the stone when compared to Round Brilliant Cuts but it does not lie, it requires the choice of exceptional gems with no defects. Step Cut stones are shallower than Brilliant Cuts, and their softer sparkle seamlessly echoes the clarity of crystalline waters. The stone is embedded in an invisible Baguette-Cut Rose Gold setting, which perfectly complements the unique and timeless hexagonal shape. Rose de France is a tribute to France —Selim Mouzannar’s home at heart — and to the unrivaled craftsmanship of the lapidaries of Haut-Jura, where the art of manually guiding the light inside the stone with millimetric precision has been passed-on from father to son for three centuries.
People have probably used tourmaline as a gem for centuries, but until the development of modern mineralogy, they identified it as some other stone (ruby, sapphire, emerald, and so forth) based on its coloring.
Tourmaline comes in a variety of different colors. In fact, it has one of the widest color range of any gems species.
Birthstone for October and the gem for 8th anniversaries.