Coloured gemstone producer Gemfields announced a new brand partnership with Valani as well as collaborations with Misahara and Paul Morelli that feature Zambian emeralds, at the Couture show in Las Vegas.
New York-based Valani produced jewellery featuring emeralds and rubies. Valani designer Heena Shah’s fascination with astronomical phenomena inspired the Andromeda collection, while floral and lace motifs engendered the Temps Perdu range.
“Sourcing emeralds and rubies from Gemfields supports Valani Atelier’s mission of responsible sourcing and transparency in the jewellery industry,” Shah was quoted as saying.
Gemfields has collaborated with New York fine jewellery house Misahara to produce three one-of-a-kind new designs for Misahara’s bespoke Time collection. Lepa Galeb-Roskopp, Mishara’s founder and designer, was inspired by protecting Mother Earth. Her designs honour the passing of time to call attention to the sustainability issues facing the world.
“Misahara is committed to using only the highest quality gemstones and working with Gemfields has allowed us access to the very best the world has to offer," says Galeb-Roskopp. “I also prefer to use gemstones with spectacular intense colour that provide an added aura of sophistication."
Paul Morelli of the eponymous jewellery house, is rooted in his parents’ family tradition of hand-stitched theatre costumes. He comments, “I select Gemfields’ emeralds for one-of-a-kind designs. Each hand-crafted piece is set and customised in creative coordination with the dazzling gem.”