Events

French cinema's stars cars at the Village Suisse

Du 8 au 11 DÉCEMBRE 2016 Les Voitures Stars du Cinéma Français font les belles au Village Suisse !
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Une année de création joaillière

Retrouvez notre année de création joaillière en vidéo.
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From september 16th until november the 20th, the dealers of the village suisse present "Horses in art"

From september 16th until november the 20th, the dealers of the village suisse present "Horses in art"
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Dates of Summer holiday annual closing

Summer holiday annual closing from friday 29th of july until wednesday 24th of august. Re-opening thursday 25th of august Happy Holidays
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Happy Mother's day Mum!

Happy mother's day mom!
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"Bejewelled treasures", the Al Thani collection : 4 centuries of Indian treasures

Some 60 jeweled objects from the private collection formed by Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani are presented at Victoria and Albert museum in London, in the exhibition Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection. The presentation will provide a glimpse into the evolving styles of the jeweled arts in India from the Mughal period until the early 20th century, with emphasis on later exchanges with the West.
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The gem of the royal crown at the Musee de la Minéralogie in Paris

One would be able to admire emerald, pink topaze and amethystes that allow us to tell the story of the jewels in the crown, court symbol and instruments of power. The exposed gems are not mounted. In fact, Kings and queens were recovering them, then settle them on crowns, rings, bracelets or necklaces at their own pace. Pink topaz, for example, were thus made in set by the Empress Marie Louise. Emeralds were settled on the Imperial Crown of Napoleon III.
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a 1111 carat diamond

A spectacular diamond has been mined in Botswana (Africa), known to be the second largest diamond in the world! Weighing 1,111 carats (the size of a tennis ball), this colorless stone would be the largest ever discovered over last 100 years. No need to say that this kind of extroradinary diamonds are exceedingly rare to find.
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The january birthstone: garnet

This gemstone is generally of a red wine color sometimes purple, sometimes orange so it has been compared to the red of the pomegranate. In fact the garnets can be found in all colors except blue .... Under the name garnet we only refer to the red to pink varieties like almandine, pyrope, Hessonite and rhodolite. But there is also very fine garnet of green or orange color. Green garnet can be divided in two categories - Andradite garnet of very bright green color, the rarest of the garnet, used as a gem, so called Demantoid garnet because of its high luster associated with a strong dispersion 0,057, higher than diamond. Demantoid garnet is one of the rarest of all gemstones. Stones over five carats are extremely rare and pieces over ten carats are virtually unknown. -Tsavorite garnet: Most prized of the grossularite group of garnet, very vivid gemstone with the same coloring agents as emerald. The name of this magnificent vivid green stone comes from the Tsavo National Park in Kenya where it was first found, in the beginning of the seventies. Tsavorite garnet is a rare stone. Some studies have found that it around 200 hundred times more rare than emerald. Most pieces are below two carats and pieces over three carats demand high prices.

Orange garnet, called Mandarin garnet or spessartite, from the city Spessart in Bavaria where it had originally been found. It was virtually unknown in big sizes until the beginning of the nineties when an important source was discovered in Namibia. Mandarin garnet is a rare and valuable stone. Its true orange color is extremely attractive, if the stone is well cut.

The april birthstone: diamond

stones

Gemology is the science of precious stones and fine gems.
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