Jean-Noel Soni, aka Top Notch Faceting, has a knack for hunting out unusual gemstones and cutting them in unexpected shapes, like this 3.07 CARATA unit of weight that is used to measure the physical weight of diamonds and gemstones, one carat equals 0.200 grams or 1/5 gram and is subdivided into 100 points. The term carat is believed to derive from the carob tree, whose seeds weigh approximately 0.20 grams. To determine the approximate weight of a diamond, ancient jewellers would use carob seeds placed on balance scales. While this archaic method has been replaced with high-precision electronic weighing machines, the terminology has endured. Madagascan SAPPHIRE Among the most treasured of all the gemstones, sapphires are a variety of the mineral corundum that are known for their exceptional beauty, hardness and durability. Best known as a blue gemstone, the sapphire actually comes in almost every colour of the rainbow. The birthstone of September, sapphires have been revered for centuries and feature heavily in the British Crown Jewels, earning them a regal status around the world. . Created in collaboration with Top Notch, Sophie decided that this unique sapphire, which displays a stunning mint-grey colour, would look best showcased in 9 KARAT A measurement of the purity of gold alloyed with other metals, 9K gold is composed of 37.5% pure gold and the remainder alloy. yellow gold, with the chunky, bombé-style cocktail ring making as much of a statement as the centre stone.
- Metal: 9k Yellow Gold
- Central Stone: Madagascan Mint Grey Sapphire 3.07ct
- Diamond Halo: 0.15ct approx
- Dimensions: 13.5mm x 21.12mm