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Discover Lotus Garnet

By on August 24

So you want to know more about Lotus Garnets? Yeah, we get it, they’re getting a lot of attention lately…

Unearthed in the Mahenge region of north Tanzania, lotus garnet was only recently discovered in late 2015. Found in alluvial mines, the amount of rough is unknown and each production is small and has a variation in color with every pocket produced.

The unique pinkish orange to orangey pink color of lotus garnet (see below) makes it an exceptional substitute to padparascha sapphire, morganite and imperial topaz. Lotus garnet is a member of three garnet families, pyrope, spessartine and almandine and is usually found in conjunction with rhodolite garnet and spinel.

3 Lotus Garnet stones

Lotus Garnet gemstones color range sample

Lotus Garnet are best viewed in sunlight and have a slight red fluorescence which can give the appearance of color change.

3 Lotus Garnet gemstones

3 Lotus Garnet gemstones

This exciting new find is exclusively sold by Parlé Jewelry Designs and is available as loose gemstones or finished jewelry.

A Look Back at 2016

By on January 11

Another great year has come and gone, and we here at Parlé are gearing up to have yet another exciting year. With all the fast-paced changes we have been making and the busy nature of the industry in general, it

Mozambique Ruby Gemstones

By on August 25

Parlé just received 50 recently acquired top quality Mozambique Rubies. They come from the latest Gemfields auction. Heated and unheated stones are available in all shapes including matched pairs. Have your favorite jeweler contact us if you have any special

Ruby jewelry sample for July

By on July 1

Like many of you, we love rubies in all shapes and sizes. In the recent years and month, the stones supply has been increasingly difficult to come by especially for bigger high quality stones. We still have to cope with

JCK 2015 Teaser

By on May 22

We have been very busy in the office getting the final touch to the JCK Las Vegas Jewelry Show preparations. We received hundreds of new designs in the past few weeks. Here is a quick overview of some items that

New Sea Life items

By on January 31

Hi, just a quick post to share some new designs we just received in the sea life collection. We now have some great professional pictures. Let us know which one is your favorite. More new designs coming soon.

Australian Black Opal

By on November 25

Australian Black Opal rough is extremely rare and mining has greatly decreased in the last decade, so imagine our surprise when 45 ounces of full color rough landed on Frank’s desk this September. As a company we haven’t seen material

2015 Jewelers’ Choice Award Entries

By on November 25

In June I begin laying out gemstones to see which ones speak to me for the upcoming JCK Jewelers Choice Awards. Every new design begins whith the center stone and from the center we draw our inspiration. At Parlé we are obsessed with

Welcome to the Parlé Blog

By on November 22

Welcome to the new Parlé Blog! We decided this was the best way for us to share all the exciting things that happen at Parlé. So stay tuned for fun stories, new designs and different happenings. Meanwhile, Subscribe to our

Where to Start…

By on May 24

I have been putting off writing this blog for a month because there is so much to tell you. Jonathan and I are still busy in school, we have 3 weeks until the final 20 stone exam. The most exciting