Shield of Liberty wows IJL; design scoops Gem-A’s Gem-Empathy award.
Tivon unveiled a 58.6ct flawless Brazilian aquamarine pendant titled the Shield of Liberty at IJL this week, created to commemorate its 50th anniversary.
The 18ct gold pendant features a wreath design set with white diamonds and blue sapphires, which surrounds the central green-blue stone. It has a price tag of about £45,000 and was called the Shield of Liberty in reference to the US, a market into which the brand is making a push this year.
The design has taken more than six months to create, starting with the stone which was re-cut before having the pendant designed around it. The piece was kept entirely secret before being revealed at IJL, celebrating the brand’s half-century in business.
Ariel Tivon of Tivon Jewellery said: "This bold and dramatic piece was inspired by the what true liberty stands for and is nothing short of perfection."
The design also won the 2013 IJL Gem-A Gem-Empathy Award, awarded by Gem-A to the IJL exhibitor making the most captivating use of one or more gemstones.
The criteria for the award included accurate ethical descriptions as well as creativity, imagination and attractiveness. Gem-A’s international ambassador Jack Ogden presented the award to Ariel and Israel Tivon. The company was previously awarded the Gem-Empathy Award in 2008.
If the piece remains unsold it will be exhibited the International Hong Kong Gems & Jewellery Fair where Tivon will be exhibiting at the International Premier Pavilion.