A rare green diamond emerges from tiered white diamonds like a cool summer breeze. Discover more spectacular jewels from the 2013 Blue Book Collection.
Ambroisie: layers of chocolate biscuit joconde, dark chocolate mousse, framboise pepins, pistachio biscuit, pistachio mousse, glacage au chocolat
Black Sesame Chiffon Cake: light and fluffy chiffon cake flavored with exotic black sesame
Sicile: layers ofpistachio biscuit sponge, blackberry mousse, pistachio mousse
Fruits Rouges: layers of biscuit joconde with strawberry confiture, gelee aux fruits rouges, mousse aux fruits rouges, strawberry glaçage
Coffee Eclair: pâte à choux filled with coffee pastry cream and topped with a coffee fondant glaze
Macaroons: rose, fleur de sel caramel, and black sesame
Bresilienne: coffee and caramel mousse entremet
Gorgous Tanzanite specimen.
Baikal Lake, Daniel Korzhonov
Lightning Ridge Black Opal - Twin Galaxy Gem Stones
Aside from Grey and White, Black Opal is the most precious and is at 50 times more rare than diamond, yet these beautiful gems are also much more fragile than diamond.
The brilliant colors within the gems are iridescent, meaning that they will change color or flash as you rotate them. Deep down within the opal are silica spheres arranged in arrays and both the size and organized arrangement of the spheres will determine the color produced. The Twin Galaxy Stones will flash like lightning as you rotate them, hence the name Lightning Ridge in Australia.
Shot from Papa`anui Ahupua`a, Kula, Hawaii
Candles can be lit by their vapor trail