Collection Obsession: Ian Saud? for Kaiser Gems

Ian Saude for Kaiser Gems one of a kind aquamarine and doublet necklace

It’s not often that I’m at a loss for words. When presented with a beautiful jewel, I could go on for a long time—and have—finding fun ways to describe it. But this time, my descriptions can add only so much to jewels that look like these. If a picture is worth a thousand words, consider this my first novel.

Click on each jewel for more information about it.


Ian Saude for Kaiser Gems rose gold edgy Mosaic earrings


Ian Saude for Kaiser Gems graduated diamond and doublet earrings


Los Angeles–based Kaiser Gems, famed for its custom cutting and gemstone design, has teamed with artist/designer Ian Saud? as its featured artist, and the results, as you can see, are mind-blowing. Dubbed the Mosaic collection, the lineup strikes a balance between edgy, and what can only be called very, very pretty. You know, like a leather-clad ballerina.

 Ian Saude for Kaiser Gems multicolor Mosaic drop earrings


Ian Saude for Kaiser Gems morganite line necklace

The California-born-and-bred Saud?, who specializes in the design of not only jewelry, but goodies like scarves and even furnishings, lends his very special eye to a range of jewels in the collection. Many of the pieces feature doublet stones with multicolor luminescence likened to that of a peacock feather, like the mother-of-pearl and green amethyst combination in several pieces shown here. Other pieces, however, are one-of-a-kind, like the awe-inspiring necklace with more than 118 cts. of aquamarine (at the top of this page).

Ian Saude for Kaiser Gems six prong doublet drop earrings


Ian Saude for Kaiser Gems mixed gemstone wreath earrings


Ian Saude for Kaiser Gems Stern and Hook doublet earrings


It’s like a candy store filled with all of your favorite treats, and there’s no limit to how much you can hoard. Well, as much as you can afford to hoard—prices range from just under $1,000 to just under $100,000. I think your customers will be quite pleased with the variety of styles and prices and will find that the enviable designs are worth a little splurge, too.

 Ian Saude for Kaiser Gems padparadscha mixed teardrop ring


Ian Saude for Kaiser Gems one of a kind gemstone line earrings

My favorite pieces are both one-of-a-kind, pictured above. The first is a teardrop-shape ring, sprinkled with a potpourri of padparadscha and fancy color sapphires and diamonds. The second is a pair of geometrically influenced earrings, in which gemstones like tourmaline, precious topaz, spessartite, and zircon align.

Ian Saude for Kaiser Gems Mosaic doublet and gemstone drop earrings

See other pieces from the collaboration, not featured here, on JCK Marketplace.

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