A time for festivals, outdoor dining, and sun-soaked adventures… Springtime in New Orleans is in full bloom. Bustling with celebrations and blooming azaleas, the oak-lined historic streets of the Crescent City come to life as the seasons change. The calm Gulf breeze slowly meanders from Audubon Park uptown, through the mansion-lined majesty of St. Charles Avenue, and into the legendary French Quarter. It brings a welcome freshness through the doors of M.S. Rau Antiques, where our extraordinary jewelry pieces reflect the luminous colors of Spring.
Canary yellows, delicate pinks, pale blues – the colors of Spring are on full – and dazzling - display at M.S. Rau. Majestic cocktail rings of polished coral and multi-strand beaded necklaces possess the stunning orange-pink color for which this gemstone of the sea is renowned. While coral forms in a range of colors, it is the light oranges and pale pink specimens that are the most highly coveted. These delicate hues are the perfect complement to the light and bright palette of spring.
The tourmaline, often called the “gemstone of the rainbow,” comes in an innumerable range of colors, occupying a special position as one of the most varied gemstone. From the electrifying blue of the Brazilian Paraiba tourmaline to the enchanting pink of the Cuprian tourmaline, this stone boasts a color for nearly any taste or occasion. Among the most eye-catching of these stones is the yellow variety tourmaline. Known as a “canary” tourmaline, the bright yellow not only speaks to the freshness of springtime, but also the inherent beauty of the stone. Evident in this elegant 14.76-carat pendant necklace and sophisticated 7.11-carat ladies ring, the fresh, pure yellow of the canary tourmaline possesses an unmatched radiance. Only recently discovered, the canary is among the rarest variations of the tourmaline.
Like the tourmaline, the sapphire is found in a variety of colors. Though most well-known for its enchanting rich blue color, variations of the stone exist in tones such as pink, green and yellow. The purple sapphire embodies the rarest variety of the colored sapphires. Seen through the masterful design of this ladies’ ring, the lilac-hue of the three rose-cut purple sapphires denotes a feeling of freshness and enthusiasm. Likewise, the aquamarine gemstone mimics the calming sentiments of spring weather. Seen through the clarity of this 40.00-carat aquamarine bracelet, the clarity and purity of the ocean-blue color is escapable.
This Spring, update your jewelry collection with a jewel that speaks to all of the freshness of the season. From sapphires, to diamonds, to aquamarines, these treasures will bring a breath of fresh air to any ensemble.
Curious to learn more about how gemstones such as these are formed? Read more to learn what constitutes the natural creation of a gemstone.