Tuesday, May 31, 2011


This is my new FABULOUS ring from A.Costa Atelier in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. (Dating a jeweler does have its advantages!) This one of a kind, custom piece included three "gray" tourmalines, which is where the clear crystal and black onyx meet in nature, resulting in a gray stone. It is mounted in white gold and surrounded by little diamonds. A real show-piece to be sure! And although it may sound elaborate, or excessive, in actuality jewelry is one  of the best investments you can make. It is one of the only accessories included in estates and wills, passed down from generation to generation, it is the symbol of eternal love for every happily married couple, it is a show of wealth, class, status, and style, it is make from all natural materials which are completely reusable and recyclable, it is cast from gold which is one of the highest rising commodities on the open market, and it is an artistic expression.

Really what more could you ask for?

Well, it also lasts forever, a fact proven recently when I was visiting the Metropolitan Museum in NYC with the creator of the above cocktail ring. As we made our way through the antiquities section, guess what we saw? Jewelery dating back thousands of years, including one of clear crystal, which seemed quite contemporary considering it is dated back to the 100 BC! (See image below.)  Actually, jewelry is considered to be one of the oldest purely decorative objects known to have been made my the human race. In London, at the British Museum, we saw pieces dating back even further!
To see more of A. Costa Atelier Jewelry visit their website at http://www.acostaatelier.com.br/,
or check out the showroom in Copacabana next time you are in Rio. A Costa Atelier is also on Facebook. or to order contact Andre@acostaatelier.com

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