Rare Stones is a collection of 18-carat gold cuff-links that feature unusual precious and semi-precious stones. What makes them different than other cuff-links is the fact that the cuff-link settings have been worked around the stones- rather than the other way around; to keep them as close as possible to their natural state.
The brainchild of Robert Tateossian, owner of one of the world's leading jewellery and accessories brands, the Rare Stones Collection is a unique, limited edition range that captures the spirit of his adventurous travelling, and his search for unusual materials.
Tateossian's contemporary, fashion-forward and timeless designs attract a huge fan base of consumers across the globe which includes the likes of the world’s most high profile figures such as David Furnish, Eva Herzigova, Naomi Campbell, Tracey Emin, Neve Campbell, Natasha Bedingfield, David Gandy, Jamie Cullum, Jenson Button, Stephen Moyer, Mariella Frostrup, Sinitta and Sophie Dahl.
The Rare Stones Collection doesn't just feature diamonds and other precious stones, but also amber, gold nuggets and even South Sea Baroque pearls. The criteria in selecting the “stones” are simple: the pieces have to be special whether it is related to the colour, the cut, the texture or the size. It is not just about choosing an IF (Internally Flawless) diamond, which can be obtained by contacting any respectable dealer, but more about coming across unusual “rough”, “nuggets”, “ballas”, and “octahedral” diamonds – some of them exactly in the state they are found in nature. It is also about stones with intricate cuts; or stones with vibrant colours, such as Paraiba, and extraordinary “accidents of nature”, like tourmaline encapsulated in rock crystal; or wasps caught in amber.
Since no two of the stones used are the same, and each cuff-link requires a different setting and design, all the cuff-links are therefore individually and specially prepared by master goldsmiths in Italy; making the creations from his "Rare Stones" line each an exclusive piece on it's own.
The line is sold in more than 50 countries around the world, in the most prestigious, fashionable boutiques and department stores such as Tsum in Moscow, Harrods in London, Saks in New York and Isetan in Tokyo to name a few.
For more information about the Rare Stones Collection, visit the Tateossian website.
– Khaleejesque Staff