Last month I had the privilege of working with a client on a very special birthday gift for his wife. Matt and his wife Crystal had been to a gem mine about 5 years ago when they were just newlyweds and found a wonderful specimen of white topaz. They decided to hold on to it as they found it but Matt thought this would make a very special and memorable champagne birthday gift this year.
He approached Jewel Envy to see if we could help facilitate this. I met with Matt and we discussed gem cut shapes. His goal was to maximize size so we settled on a pear shape faceted cut. At this time Jewel Envy do not have in house faceting facilities but we do work with a few gem cutters so I took it to one and he was able to maximize size while also bringing the cut to life.
Below are some before and after pictures of the topaz project!
And here is a little video Matt made showing how refractive the stone actually is.
It was truly wonderful to hear about the thought that went into this gift and how special Matt’s wife was to him. Thank you Matt for letting us help with this Crystal’s birthday this year and we hope to see you and the stone back in the future to turn it into a piece of jewellery!
All the best to this wonderful couple.