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Ravishing Rubies

RavishingRubies2Ruby is one nature’s most marvelous masterpieces. Its place throughout history is deep-rooted and respected. It’s referenced in the Bible, adorned royalty for centuries, and for a period of time rubies were considered to be even more valuable than diamonds. Ruby is a gem of love, energy, passion and power. It is one of the most important colored gemstones on the market, and can command the highest per-carat price of any colored stone. Once a ruby reaches just one-carat in size, it becomes exponentially more rare and valuable. The color speaks much louder than soft and delicate hued gems, making it a large statement even in subtle sizes.040805_040729

When we look to add a ruby to our collection, color is everything. The finest color of a ruby is described as Pigeon’s Blood, which is a bright and brilliant hued fiery red. Although not the most romantic description, it is actually one recognized around the world for countless years as the standard of perfection.


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It may be time to find a new classification for the finest color of ruby. While fire engine red might be a more modern comparison, it just doesn’t have quite the same ring to it…


For centuries, Burma has been known for producing some of the finest rubies available. However, with advancements in mining, other equally stunning rubies are being discovered in Thailand, Africa, Sri Lanka and recently Mozambique. Our collection of rubies is vast and diverse in size and country of origin. When looking at a ruby, it’s easy to see why it’s considered to be the king of gems. The richness of the color, regardless of its origin, is what collectors and gem enthusiast search for and what makes it nearly impossible to resist!

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JESSICA from Wixon Jewelers

Jessica is our resident fashionista-in-chief and more formally our Diamond Department Manager. Helping guide our clients through life’s big milestones by helping them find the perfect piece of jewelry to last a lifetime is what she loves best! She is a Graduate Gemologist who has been infatuated with jewelry since she was a little girl, spending countless hours at her grandmother’s jewelry store. Have questions? Just Ask Jessica!

Rare $2,500,000 Pink Diamond

2-5M-PinkDiamondThe Diamond Event at Wixon Jewelers is going on this Friday and Saturday from 10am-6pm, showcasing exceptional diamond rings and jewelry featuring rare fancy color diamonds. One of the highlights of this collection is a museum quality diamond ring featuring a GIA-certified natural Fancy Intense Pink diamond. Due to the rarity of this natural pink diamond, this piece is valued at $2,500,000! This may be the only time to see a pink diamond of this kind.

Pink diamonds are rare; in fact they are beyond rare. Out of the 133 million carats of diamonds mined yearly, only a very small percentage are pink. In fact, an entire year’s supply of pink diamonds that weigh over a half-carat could fit in the palm of your hand! With only a few years of supply remaining in major mines, the pink diamond becomes ever more precious as time passes.

Celebrity fascination with fancy colors may account for the sudden spiral in popularity. Historically, celebrities and royalty have worn these unique gemstones, but times are changing and these rare gifts from nature are rapidly gaining popularity for engagement rings. They are prized by all who possess them and revered for their unique provenance, intrinsic beauty and extreme rarity.

Not only will there be an exclusive colored diamond collection, The Diamond Event at Wixon Jewelers will feature some of the world’s top designers and their entire collections brought in for this exclusive event! From luxurious diamond engagement rings to rare one-of-a-kind colored diamond jewelry, there is sure to be something for everyone. See an amazing $2.5 million dollar natural fancy pink diamond ring during The Diamond Event at Wixon Jewelers.


We stopped by WCCO with our incredible pink diamond ring. The look on Kylie’s face when she slips it on her finger is priceless…


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Custom Creation: Cabochon Tanzanite Pendant

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Tanzanite is one of the world’s newest gemstones, as most gems have been around for hundreds and thousands of years. Its discovery in the late 1960’s turned the gem and jewelry world on its feet and, within a short amount of time, catapulted it to incredible popularity on the American market and was named as the birthstone of December. It is so passionately celebrated that it can actually rival the big three (Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald) in popularity. That being said, it is also one of the rarest gemstones out there as its availability is quite limited. Tanzanite is only found in one location in the entire world; Tanzania, Africa. Once their sources are depleted, the gem will no longer be mined.

A RARE, ENCHANTING COLOR

The most highly-prized color of Tanzanite varies from a pure rich blue to an intense violet-blue, which can sometimes be compared to the color of Sapphire. This color of Tanzanite is our primary focus at Wixon Jewelers. The most common association of Tanzanite is more of a light lavender bluish purple color. In this shade the gem is more readily available, but not nearly as prized as it is in its finest color.It takes an incredibly skilled gem cutter to fully bring out the maximum beauty and color of the Tanzanite, especially in the prized pure rich blue hue, as they often have to sacrifice weight. Without a doubt it’s worth the sacrifice, as the result can be so breathtaking.

AN IMPRESSIVE, UNIQUE CUT

Our newest Wixon custom pendantCustom Designed Pendant with Tanzanite Gemstone is a perfect example of an extraordinary Tanzanite in so many ways. Most impressive is the size and color. Dan and Hope Wixon acquired this 40.46 carat Tanzanite at the Tucson Gem Show and entrusted one of our goldsmiths to custom design the perfect pendant that would showcase the true beauty and uniqueness of the gem.

Not only does the sheer size of the gem set it apart, but also the cabochon cut. A cabochon cut is nearly facetless, which allows the pure rich blue color of the gem to shine through. In order for a cutter to choose this particular cut, the gem has to be superior in so many ways.

A DELICATE, CUSTOM DESIGN

To showcase its unique beauty, the pedant design mimics the curves of the gem and accents it with almost two carats worth of diamonds set in platinum. The side profile features delicate, hand-crafted filigree and diamond detail—a wonderful blend of classic with just a touch of contemporary. A Tanzanite such as this is truly a marvel of nature, and with its limited availability not one to miss!

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» Read about Tanzanite in our Gemstone Guide

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JESSICA from Wixon Jewelers

Jessica is our resident fashionista-in-chief and more formally our Diamond Department Manager. Helping guide our clients through life’s big milestones by helping them find the perfect piece of jewelry to last a lifetime is what she loves best! She is a Graduate Gemologist who has been infatuated with jewelry since she was a little girl, spending countless hours at her grandmother’s jewelry store. Have questions? Just Ask Jessica!

Custom Creation: Burmese Ruby Ring

red-hot-rubyRuby is one of nature’s most marvelous masterpieces.  Its place throughout history is deep-rooted and respected.  It’s referenced in the bible, adorned royalty for centuries, and for a period of time was considered to be even more valuable than diamonds.  Ruby is a gem of love, energy, passion, and power.

RARE & VALUABLE

It is one of the most important colored gemstones on the market, and can command the highest per-carat price of any colored stone.  Once a Ruby reaches even only one carat in size, it becomes exponentially more rare and valuable.  Those that love big and large statement pieces will be hard-pressed to achieve the look with a Ruby.  Its color speaks much louder than soft and delicate hued gems, still making a large statement in more subtle size.

IMPORTANCE OF COLOR

When we look to add a Ruby to our collection, the color is everything.  The finest color of a Ruby is described as “pigeon’s blood”, which is a bright and brilliant hued fiery red.  Although not the most romantic description, it is actually one recognized around the world for countless years as the standard of perfection.  For centuries, Burma has been known for producing the finest rubies available with other sources coming from Thailand, Africa and Ceylon.

OUR NEWEST ADDITION

Our most recent addition to our Wixon Custom collection is a stunning 4.03 carat certified Burmese cushion cut Ruby ring.  When looking at this gem, it’s easy to see why Ruby is considered the king of gems.  A color as strong as this truly is a power statement.  Set entirely in platinum, it’s also a ring design that is meant to last generations.  The center gem is beautifully paired with two matched pear shape diamonds.  The pear shape is soft, feminine, and the perfect complement to the passionate Ruby. Burma Ruby Ring

What’s most impressive about this piece is the sheer size and color of the Ruby.  When a one carat is considered above average, a four carat becomes incredibly difficult to obtain.  The richness of the color of this Ruby is what collectors and gem enthusiasts search for, and what makes this ring nearly impossible to resist!

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» See our newest creation, the Burmese Ruby Ring

» Read about Rubies in our Gemstone Guide

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JESSICA from Wixon Jewelers

Jessica is our resident fashionista-in-chief and more formally our Diamond Department Manager. Helping guide our clients through life’s big milestones by helping them find  the perfect piece of jewelry  to last a lifetime is what she loves best! She is a Graduate Gemologist who has been infatuated with jewelry since she was a little girl, spending countless hours at her grandmother’s jewelry store.

Custom Creation: Watermelon Tourmaline

BiColor Watermelon TourmalineSummer has arrived and with that in mind, there are all sorts of great gems to celebrate the season. One of my personal favorites that truly captures the spirit of summer is our custom designed and hand-crafted bi-color Tourmaline pendant. It’s one of the most original and interesting gemstones in the world.

THE GEMSTONE

Aptly nicknamed Watermelon Tourmaline, this gem perfectly mimics the interior of summer’s most well loved fruit. The top of the gem showcases a bright and juicy fuchsia finish, and from there a sliver of silvery peachy pink following by a perfect end note of a rich green. The formation process of the gem is what gives it such a unique multi-color hue. The major sources are Brazil, Nigeria, Madagascar, Afghanistan and even the USA. This 12 carat Watermelon Tourmaline is much more glamorous to wear than the typical seasonal treat!

Bi-Color Watermelon Tourmaline PendantTHE DESIGN

The setting itself is a small work of art and was custom designed by our in-house jewelry designers. The attention to detail that went into crafting this piece is obvious upon close inspection. During the initial design process, we knew we wanted to highlight the intense color of the Watermelon Tourmaline. By setting a gorgeous and shimmery small pink Tourmaline above the main gem, it visually draws the eye up to the top portion of the gem.

Setting it in both rose and white gold is the perfect contrasting color mix to compliment such a complex gem! The ideal finishing touches are the filigree details that wrap around the entire parameter of the pendant. With a pendant like this, summer can be celebrated all year long!

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JESSICA from Wixon Jewelers

Jessica is our resident fashionista-in-chief and more formally our Diamond Department Manager. Helping guide our clients through life’s big milestones by helping them find  the perfect piece of jewelry  to last a lifetime is what she loves best! She is a Graduate Gemologist who has been infatuated with jewelry since she was a little girl, spending countless hours at her grandmother’s jewelry store.

See our $1,000,000 earrings!

These earrings feature two radiant cut natural fancy intense yellow diamonds totaling 21.15 carats (GIA certified). Naturally occurring colored diamonds, such as these, are very rare and therefore command top dollar.

Yellow Diamond Earrings

During our Diamond Designer Event we’ll have on display exceptional diamond rings and jewelry featuring rare fancy color diamonds.

Colored diamonds are taking the fashion world by storm. They are perfect for anyone who loves the sparkle and brilliance of a diamond, and are dazzled by the alluring hues of colored gemstones like rubies, emeralds, and sapphires. During our Diamond Designer Event you’ll see some of the world’s rarest natural colored diamonds making this the perfect opportunity to jump on the “bling” wagon.

Celebrity fascination with fancy colors may account for the sudden spiral in popularity. Historically, celebrities, royalty, and other aristocrats have worn these unique gemstones, but times are changing and these rare gifts from nature are rapidly gaining popularity for engagement rings. While there is certainly no denying the appeal of colored diamonds as adornments and status symbols. The underlying message of colored diamonds is… natural colored diamonds are an incomparable and timeless investment.

Not only will there be an exclusive colored diamond collection, the Diamond Designer Event also features some of the world’s top designers and their entire collections brought in for this exclusive event! Our designer jewelry collections feature world renowned designers JB Star, A. Jaffe, and Mark Patterson. From luxurious diamond engagement rings to rare one-of-a-kind colored diamond jewelry there is sure to be something for everyone.

Diamond Designer Event | April 20-21 | 10a-5p

150-Carat All Diamond Ring

Switzerland’s Shawish Jewelry has created the world’s first diamond ring. Very impressive! Considering that the entire ring is carved from a single diamond, whereas most other diamond rings are composed of a precious-metal band with a diamond centerpiece.

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The ring was created by Shawish’s president and CEO Mohamed Shawesh using lasers along with traditional diamond cutting and polishing techniques. It took a full year to carve the ring, which has been copyrighted and is expected to sell for $70 million.

This jaw-dropping, awe inspiring, 150-carat ring runs laps around some other famous diamond competitors, including Beyoncé’s 18-carat engagement ring from Jay-Z and the even better known 30-carat ring given to the late Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton.


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Tickle Your “Fancy”?

If you’re looking for the ultimate upgrade for your special someone. You just may be in luck!

In November this stunning Sun-Drop – pear shaped diamond ring will be available at Sotheby’s Geneva during their Magnificent Jewels auction. The diamond is 110.3 carats and has been graded Fancy Vivid Yellow, the highest color grading for a yellow diamond.

The rough for the Sun-Drop diamond was discovered in South Africa in 2010 and was cut and polished by Cora International, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of exceptional diamonds, with headquarters in New York.

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One of Sotheby’s most impressive diamonds this Sun-Drop is expected to go for $11-15 million. 

Pear Shaped Yellow Diamond Ring


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Not all stunning fancy yellow diamonds are only available at one of Sotheby’s auctions. At Wixon Jewelers we carry some of the world’s rarest diamonds and gemstones. Below I’ve highlighted some pieces from our exclusive diamond collection that feature fancy yellow diamonds in a variety of shapes and sizes that are sure to “tickle your fancy”. Unlike Sotheby’s you can stop in today (and any day) to see these in person – we’ll even let you try them on!

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