We’ve all heard the stories of people having a literal dream, and then bringing it to hugely successful fruition. Twilight anyone?
That’s what happened when Yehouda Saketkhou of Yael Designs had a dream that led him to come up with the concept to set one gemstone inside another. It was something that hadn’t really been done before, so Yehuda recruited Glenn Lehrer, a master stonecutter to help him with conceptualizing the idea. It was 2 years in the making, and 7 months to actually create the piece. I was fortunate enough to see and try on this spectacular piece at this year’s AGTA spectrum awards editors event, which you saw if you follow me on Instagram.
Of course when I was offered the chance to learn more about the process I jumped at the chance, especially to share it with all of you, gem lovers. The stones dictated the design, and Yehouda felt that the intense purplish blue of the tanzanite would only serve to enhance the cool tones of the pale blue aquamarine. The Tanzanite is suspended inside the stone with very thin platinum wires that fork and are invisible face up to the naked eye. The moonstones add a luminescence and help to evoke that calming ethereal quality that the bangle gives off.
The bangle is the launch of a bespoke, one of a kind collection, set to launch at the 2016 JCK luxury event in Las vegas. The collection will consist of 35-40 pieces with the stones setting the design.
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