We at Bijoux de Chagall, would like to explain why some Jewellery costs a lot more than others. I’m sure you know the old saying “you cannot get something for nothing”. Well that is true in many walks of life and definitely none truer than in Jewellery. Now, you may or may not know that all our Jewellery is handcrafted to order in London UK using recycled, sustainable and Eco-friendly solid precious metals.
Natural Moissanite is by far the rarest jewel on earth. Naturally occurring quantities of Moissanite are so minute, they are not suitable for use in Jewellery. In fact Natural moissanite is so incredibly rare, that just about all Moissanites available today are Laboratory Grown using a complicated thermal growing process. It takes their labs two to three months to create a single gem of lab grown Moissanite, due to an extremely complex and expensive process.
Turquoise is probably the oldest gemstones ever known...
The origin of the name Turquoise is derived from the Greek word "Turkois" meaning "Turkish" because it was first brought to Europe from Turkey. The mineral is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gem and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique colour.
Rose-Cut Diamonds differ to the traditional faceted pointy bottomed (brilliant cut) Diamonds that are commonly seen on display in Jewellery showrooms. Faceted Diamonds are cut to reflect the light back to the wearer and maximise sparkle, whereas Rose-cut Diamonds are more luminous than sparkly and allow the light to move through and across the stone, giving a more transparent glow and subtle shine.
As long as evolution has been taking place - the Moon has been there and the phases of the moon symbolise immortality and eternity. The mysterious powers of the Moon has a big influence on our lives with its phases, rhythms, light reflections and changing shapes…
Have you ever wondered about the origins of opals? Opals are unique, mysterious, and hold a rainbow of colours. Unlike the cooler brilliance of diamonds or sapphires, Opals are warm and inviting, shy one minute and alive with luminescence the next. Read more about them in our blog post.