Inspired by the journey of the diamond from deep within the earth to our very hands, COAL represents the collaboration between woman, man and the universe. From the sourcing and designing to the crafting itself, our Diamond collection remains authentically South African.
The creation of a diamond is a spellbinding transformation that takes millions of years to occur, emerging from pure darkness to transfix us with the magical beauty of light. After millennia of gravitational crush, human hands refine these precious gems into a dazzling works of art.
COAL celebrates the fascinating and sadly declining art of diamond cutting, and every diamond in the collection is wholly unique as a result of expert hand-craftsmanship. Our cutting and shaping process resists mathematical perfection as the end-goal, embracing inherent imperfections and a range of distinct shapes.
We believe that every stone has its own character, and these distinctions gravitate an individual towards a diamond that is perfect for them. For momentous life occasions, or simply for the pleasure of adorning a sliver of a million-year becoming, pieces in the COAL collection signify metamorphosis towards magnificence.
COAL is more than just a few pretty pieces. It is a collection in which every single piece has been hand-crafted to create beauty, individuality and most importantly, soul.
When considering who to use as a model for these magnificent pieces, it only seemed right to pair them with an exceptional artist. Born in South Africa, Gabi Lee is a Cape Town based painter who uses a variety of mediums, including oil on canvas.
A romantic at heart, Gabi is a great lover of fables and stories, which are expressed through her use of colours and textures. We chose to couple our unique COAL pieces with Gabi's oil Seascapes; a combination of soft, surreal edges and fierce, stormy landscapes - exuding a sense of calm and tumultuous, all at once.
Photographer: Lauren Gultz
Artist & Model: Gabi Lee
Make-up: Cheryl Parker
Gemstones – we love them in our jewels and to wear them close. But natural gems are not just treasured for their beauty and are revered by many across the world for their healing abilities, too.
If you are a lover of gems, I’m sure you’ve heard the term ‘birthstone’ – which refers to a specific gem or crystal that is assigned to you according to which month you were born in. Being born at a certain time of the year affects our personalities - or character traits - due to planetary alignments. These traits are then assigned a particular gemstone in order to balance your sign’s characteristics in areas where your sign needs help, and also aids in highlighting those good traits. In this way, our assigned gemstones help bring out the best in us, whilst encouraging us to break away from the less-positive traits assigned to us by the planetary alignments.