Sunday, September 1, 2013

Asscher diamond cut

Asscher shape


A not so common but very beautifully unique shape and nearly identical to the emerald-cut, except that it is square. Also, this shape has a pavilion that is cut with rectangular facets in the same style as the emerald-cut.  When choosing SI-clarity be sure to view the clarity plot on the diamond certificate, because this shape highlights the clarity of the diamond. When choosing a colour grade, consider that while the price of a J-colour non-round diamond is exceptional, colour may be slightly visible in its corners.
Asscher-Cut Width to Height Ratio
Do you remember when I started talking about the 4 C's? the first what's color now we go with cut and here are some tips: 

Diamonds cut is undeniably ther most important of the 4 C's. Even with the close to perfect colour, size and clarity. If a diamonds cut is not correct in proportions  all other characteristics will not be as highly valued. The way in which a diamond is cut will determine how the diamond reflects light and hence determine its brilliance and sparkle. A poorly cut diamond will appear lifeless and dull. 

From the diamond authority here's a gorgeous diamond asscher shape ring:



but can I tell you a secret? I am not a big fan and I couldn't even find an interesting ring that will make me want to be post. Only this one above...


And for now cheers from the land of down under xxx
Larissa
 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Star ruby gemstone

Since I thought it was getting a little bit boring posting about diamonds continuously I thought I squeeze in a few different post about gemstones and also give you a little info about it.
This time is for the star ruby a rare to find gemstone that it has captured me recently so I incorporated to my new collection which you can se the model down here:



Star Rubies are beautiful gemstones that reflect a six-ray star that appears across the surface of the gem when the light reflects and also moves according to the light direction. This six-ray star is caused due to an optical phenomena known as "Asterism". The term "Asterism" is derived from the Greek word "aster", which means star, so asterism is commonly referred to as "star" or "star-effect". The asterism is a star-shaped light effect across the surface of gems. Other popular gemstones that display asterism are Star Sapphire, Star Rose Quartz, Star Garnet, Star Diopside, Star Moonstone, Star Spinel and Star Opal.  I also made a ring in star sapphire and it's lovely and enchanting.
How to know the price of a star ruby?
The value of Star rubies is basically influenced by two things:
  • Strength and sharpness of the star
  • Intensity and attractiveness of body colour



Here are other artist great star gemstone rings and If  you are interested in one of my collection contact me at: info@larissalandinez.com I also make custom made request and worldwide delivery and receive 20% off.

Cartier ring


Elke Berr ring 



This is it for this week and cheers from the land of down under!

Friday, August 16, 2013

EMERALD CUT diamonds

Emerald Cut




An interesting shape that made it number  3 on my list as you know I love square and rectangle shapes and what makes this shape diverse is its pavilion, which is cut with rectangular facets to create a unique optical appearance. Due to its larger, open table, this shape highlights the clarity of a diamond. If you choose an emerald-cut with a lower clarity grade, such as SI, be sure to review the clarity plot on the diamond certificate. Also, emerald-cut diamonds can vary greatly in how rectangular they are. If you'd prefer an emerald cut with a squared outline, look for an Asscher-cut diamond. To find the shape of emerald you want, look for the length-to-width ratio.


And to finish with here's a very particular ring from designer Jessica Fields available here:



From the land of down under! HAPPY FRIDAY!


Larissa <3 span="">

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Diamond shapes part II

Princess cut DIAMOND





Oh my! the princess cut. I had a crush on it as I am a square shape lover but then find in out about the superior shine from the round made it second on my list.

A popular non-round diamond. Its beautiful brilliance and unique cut makes it a favourite for engagement rings. The princess has pointed corners and is traditionally square in shape. When choosing a colour grade, consider that while the price of a J-colour non-round diamond is exceptional, colour may be slightly visible in its corners. Also, princess-cut diamonds can vary greatly in how square or rectangular they are. To find the dimension of princess you want, look for the length-to-width ratio in our interactive diamond search and on each diamond's detail page. This will determine what the diamond will look like when viewing it from above. Here are length-to-width ratios for princess-cut diamond shapes that are pleasing to the eye.
Princess-Cut Width to Height Ratio
Here is a selection from polkadotbride a lovely page for weddings

http://images.polkadotbride.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/princess_cut_rings.jpg



If you need advice on choosing the right diamond and help to design your dream engagement ring don't hesitate to contact me!

from the land of down under!
Larissa <3 p="">




Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Diamond Shapes

The diamond world it's very fascinating and tricky at the same time so I decided to give you a little bit of diamond education through out this month.



We start with the Round shape

The round brilliant cut diamond is by far the most popular and most researched diamond shape available today since gives the best top shine. For almost 100 years, diamond cutters have been using advanced theories of light behaviour and precise mathematical calculations to optimise the fire and brilliance in a round diamond. In addition to being the most popular and researched shape, a round diamond will typically give you more flexibility in terms of balancing cut, colour, and clarity grades while still getting the fire and brilliance you want.


And to finish a little tip the 4 C's

  • Color
  • Cut
  • Clarity
  • Carat weight
For now let's talk about the colour 

According to the GIA colour grading scale there are also 4 types:

  • colourless
  • near colourless
  • faint yellow
  • very light yellow
  • light yellow

Now start wondering what kind is yours? 

Here is my favourite engagement ring from my collection and the diamonds are round shape. The quality is decided by the client according to their budget.



If you have any inquiries or need help I am here from the land of down under!

Larissa

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Rings for her and for him

Not just another boring post but a collection os unique square rings for him and for her...
Sometimes it takes little things and details to make a collection unique.


Square rings in different metals and gemstones

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New Blog!

I just want to announced that this will be my last post and so as in life it's important to keep moving on....

NEW ADDRESS:

http://blog.larissalandinez.com/

The new blog will give even more...
It was lovely to have this blog with its ups and down posts.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Octagon mono-earring with feather





Always following geometrical shapes and of course my love for nature and feathers, specially particular ones.
The colors they reflect on the light and the bird where they come from are very important to me when choosing them.
I don't buy them I just found them on my Godmother's farm then get inspired.
The octagon it's in burnished silver and hammered then to give a nice contrast to the cock feather I added the gorgeous big fresh water pearl.

you can buy it on boticca:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dog Collar






Being an animal caring and lover I couldn't do less than coming up with this lovely dog collar.

Each of the accessories made for this dog collar were carefully designed.

Absolutely handmade, from the buckle to the name tag, even the links all in oxidized silver.

If you want to order you can have your dog name totally custom made to apply on the side of the collar and the phone number engraved on the back of the name tag.

I can give the option to have it in polished silver and not oxidized.

Leather available: black and purple







Wednesday, March 16, 2011






Not everyone dares to wear a mono earring. This one in particular can give you a very unique style.

Simplicity in lines, with different details that makes it more than stylish.

The front square it's textured with a florentine technique that makes the metal seem velvet then oxidised on the sides and the back polished very well.

The little rectangles on the bottom hold a long silver oxidized chain with a gorgeous pink pearl.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Men can be really sweet when they want!

I wanted to share the way one of my male clients gave a heart bracelet to a friend as a birthday present. I was delighted with the fact that he wanted to give the heart bracelet in a really special way. It's so important the love that we put into giving things. He not only made feel special his friend but me as well being creative on the packaging!

March just started! Waiting for a wonderful blooming spring!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

"Orchid" mono earring






Delicate and elegant as an orchid this long mono earring has a special touch of charm when it's worn.
Inspired in the orchid shape all hand made in silver 925 hammered to give a subtle texture to the surface. The stones are Iolite and a high quality pearl

You can buy this piece on Boticca:



Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Maxi Chain Earrings



Eye Catching marvellous Earrings!
I was experimenting with different traditional chain techniques, then I found this interesting link chain and maximize it adding a touch of moonstone and simple chain.

You can buy them on Boticca:

Monday, February 14, 2011

And the winner is...

So, It's Valentins's day! I want to announce the winner of: What do you mean to me?
Thanks to all that participated, loved and supported the contest. I would love if all of them were the winners. But there's only one winner.
Congratulations to: Jose Francisco Vilar who won a set of 3 Heart brass bracelets and will share with us how they look on the lucky one!

Heres you can watch the video:


Happy Valentine's day!
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Contest: What do you mean to me?




Say yes, to St. Valentine!


Over time, February 14 has become the date for exchanging love messages and a celebration of St. Valentine; Well here's an opportunity to celebrate this day and be rewarded.


I prepared this contest called: What do you mean to me?


  • In order to participate you have to make a video of maximum three minutes where you can express your feelings with only gestures (like a mime does) to your friend, girlfriend, sister, mother or special person to whom you want to give a special gift. You can use your favorite song and any other ways excluding voice or text.
  • You can make your video with a web cam, video camera, mobile or any other device
  • Upload it to and post it into Larissa Landinez Gioielli Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Larissa-Landinez-Gioielli/8759958499
You have to be a fan in order to do so.
  • Share the video as much as you can so you can receive many "Like".

  • On February 12th the winner of: What do you mean to me? will be announced here

Come on and give it a try to win a beautiful lovely set of three brass heart bracelets


Don't miss the chance! It's not important the language that you speak. Sometimes words aren't needed. With just a smile, a song, a glare you can express what that person means to you.


Say yes, to St. Valentine!





You can also buy this Lovely set of 3 Brass heart bracelets with a special St. Valentin disscount!


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Curious winter "Gold" story

You all will ask yourself: What does a bird has to do with gold?

So it happens that Aristotle described the migration of cranes in The History of Animals, adding an account of their fights with Pygmies as they wintered near the source of the Nile. He describes as untruthful an account that the crane carries a touchstone inside it that can be used to test for gold when vomited up. (This second story is not altogether implausible, as cranes might ingest appropriate gizzard stones in one locality and regurgitate them in a region where such stone is otherwise scarce)

True or not?

I wanted to share the story and the beauty and powerful appereance of the crane bird that I might take in the future for jewelry inspiration.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Octagon Ring





Always inspired in geometrical shapes. This is another piece of simple geometrical lines softly linked by diamonds giving elegancy and sophisticated charm.

You can choose white gold or gold

Buy it on:
http://boticca.com/larissalandinez/octagon-gold-ring/