For 2021, Pomellato crafts new amethyst, prasiolite and white topaz Nudo jewels to appeal to the woman of distinction.
This year Pomellato presents its iconic design with amethyst, prasiolite and white topaz – set in 18kt. rose gold and with precious diamond pavé.
The purple variety encompasses dark and light shades that border on pink. The most sought-after color is an intense, brilliant dark purple, which is often set in bands or zones. The name comes from the ancient Greek words a- (“not”) and méthystos (“intoxicated”) meaning: ‘not intoxicated’ as it was believed to protect from the effects of drinking too much wine. According to Leonardo da Vinci Amethyst dissipates evil thoughts and quickens intelligence. Tibetans consider Amethyst sacred for the Buddha and make prayer beads from it. It is the gemstone used to commemorate the 6th wedding anniversary.
Prasiolite, also known as green amethyst quartz or vermarine is a green form of quartz. The moss green of Prasiolite is considered one of Pomellato’s iconic colors. It is one of the most popular colors of “Nudo” collection. When cut by expert hands, this Brazilian gem reveals a strong but gentle personality.
The name, initially used to describe other gems, comes from the island of Topazos, in the Red Sea. Only in 8th century did we start using it for what is the Topaz gem today. The ancient Greeks believed that Topaz gave them strength. In Europe during the Renaissance people thought that Topaz could break magic spells and dispel anger. For centuries, many people in India have believed that topaz worn above the heart assures long life, beauty, and intelligence. Pure Topaz is colorless and transparent, known as allochromatic, and trace elements such as chromium, iron and manganese are responsible for its various tints. Sky Blue Topaz, once rare, is now created using modern processes like irradiation.
Available at Juwelier Heldwein Vienna and at the Pomellato Boutique Vienna.