Emeralds set in classically inspired silhouettes comprise the bulk of Gruenwald, Germany–based Gerhard Schreiner’s jewelry collections. The proprietor of Schreiner Fine Jewellery took his first trip to Columbia in the late 1980s, where he fell in love with the green beryl; today, he has more than 300 employees, including designers in Italy and Spain, producing what he calls “neo haute joaillerie.”
This week at Baselworld 2012, company vice president Ulrike Kielbassa shared some details about one of its show-stoppers in a front window: a suite of 18k white gold, floral-inspired pieces featuring 198.67 cts. t.w. blue sapphire cabochons, 118.44 cts. t.w. emerald cabochons, and 74.90 cts. t.w. F-G VS diamonds. Shown here is just the necklace, which took three months to make and was finished in mid-January. By Friday, the second day of the show, buyers from the Middle East, Europe, and Asia had expressed interest in the Italian-made styles which will retail for €641,000 or, €500,000 for the necklace, €105,000 for the earrings, and €36,000 for the ring.
“We were thinking maybe some Middle East clients because they need sets like for weddings, or maybe Russians, as they normally buy pieces like this,” explained Kielbassa. “I think it will be sold by the end of the show.”
A necklace in 18k white gold has blue sapphire cabochons, emerald cabochons, and F-G VS diamonds, and has matching earrings and a ring; €500,000 or €641,000 for the set.