To celebrate their global launch in 2013 Jayce Wong teamed up with Gemfields, to create an exquisite one-off piece of fine jewellery.
The piece was part of a collection created by 36 of the worlds’ foremost international jewellery designers. The collection is certainly the most aspiring jewellery collaboration of all time including work from Fabergé, Stephen Webster, Shaun Leane, Hannah Martin, Alexandra Mor and Fernando Jorge.
For the partnership, Jayce designed an impressive architecturally inspired ring, characteristic of her mixed Art Deco and bold Modernist style. The centerpiece of which is an untreated cushion cut ruby from the Gemfields Mozambique mine.
Gemfields are the leading coloured stone producer in the world, supplying 20% of the markets emeralds alongside amethysts and rubies. Although the company is committed to bolstering the coloured stone market, they have gained notoriety for spearheading sustainable gemstone sourcing. Gemfields are supported in their mission, by their global brand ambassador, Mila Kunis. Kunis believes it is not only important to pay attention to what you are wearing, but also to where it came from.
Gemfields offer the upmost in environmental, social and safety standards in the coloured gemstone sector. The company can guarantee the provenance of each stone, which is a rarity in the current complex gemstone market. In addition they actively support and protect the local mining communities by building schools, medical centre’s and creating agricultural projects.
Jayce was excited to be invited for the collaboration, as it was a unique chance to showcase more than just her design talent. By supporting the use of responsibly sourced gemstones, Jayce feels that her design represents the desire for a more transparent gemstone market, alongside the ambition of stimulating a more conscientious approach to the welfare of the miners and their communities.
Since the unveiling of the collection at Philips auction house in London last year the pieces, have travelled to luxury jewellery shows around the world.