The World of Colorful Gemstones

Anpé Atelier is a world of colors, and we’re on a mission to make fine jewellery way more colorful and playful. Anpé Atelier is challenging the traditional fine jewellery mindset and changes the focus from diamonds to colorful sapphires and other colored gemstones. Diamonds can still be found in Anpé designs, however they will always be secondary to the colorful gems.

We absolutely LOVE colorful gemstones, and since it’s the primary part of Anpé jewellery, we wanted to introduce you to the 6 gemstone species, we mainly work with.

Sapphire

Sapphire is the absolute main stone, we’re working with. The reason can be found in two incredible features: First of all sapphires come in all colors of the rainbow, which most people are actually not aware of. A lot of people think sapphire is mainly blue or pink, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. You can find it incredible green, sparkling yellow, clean white,  beautiful brown, ocean like teals, insane purple and of course incredible blue and amazing pink.

Some sapphires holds a mix of colors, and they are called bicolored sapphires.

A very rare and valuable sapphire comes in form of the padparadscha sapphire, which has an incredibly beautiful orange pink color. And another rare and crazy version of the sapphire is the colorchanging sapphire, which displays different colors depending on the light it’s in.

On top of that sapphires have incredible hardness, durability and luster, which makes it an excellent choice for everyday jewellery. It’s the second hardest gemstone in the world – only overruled by diamonds.

Sapphire is the birthstone of September.

Tourmaline

Another very colorful gemstone is the tourmaline, and it holds an incredibly wide variety of beautiful colors. It is a semi-precious gemstone, and bicolored and multi colored effects are not unusual. You can even get watermelon tourmalines, which hold a green color at one end and pink at the other. Oh, how nature works, right!

We work mainly with pink and green tourmalines in different pink and green varieties in a class by themselves. The amazing colors and a good hardness are the main reasons, why we love this gemstone so much.

Tourmaline is the birthstone of October.

Tsavorite

Tsavorites are a variety of garnet, but pricewise it lies way higher than other garnets. Tsavorites hold amazing green colors ranging from light green to green and over to dark and deep green. It is much rarer than emeralds, and lately it is often preferred over emeralds. Emeralds often have loads of inclusions, that can make them rather fragile, whereas tsavorites has a good toughness.

Tsavorites are therefore much more resistant to breakage compared to emerald, and they have no inclusions. Often tsavorites are not treated either, whereas emeralds usually are treated with oils. It is therefore a preferred gemstone, as it is durable enough for all types of jewellery – if you treat them properly.

As tsavorite is a variety of garnet, it is the birthstone of January.

Spinel

Spinel is also (surprise) a semiprecious gemstone, that comes in so many different colors. Spinel is actually colorless from natures hand, but they hold impurities, and these impurities give the beautiful gemstone a wide variety of colors.

The most famous spinel holds a very deep red, that is very close to ruby – and it can be pretty difficult to tell to two apart. Blood red spinels are actually even more rare than ruby in the same color range.

However you can also find spinels in yellow, pink, blue, white etc., but we work mainly with the deep black and blue-black spinels, as these have the most insane deep black and sometimes blue black colors.

Spinel is the birthstone of August.

Ruby

Incredible rubies are most famed as the bright red gemstone, that holds both bright color, luster, rarity, hardness and durability.

Ruby actually is from the same family (Corundum) as sapphire, and the only thing that separates rubies and sapphires are the color. Sapphires don’t come in red – when they do, they are called rubies. This means, that sapphire and ruby are identical in all their properties, except from color.

Ruby is the birthstone of July.

Anpé Gems

All of our gemstones are handpicked and carefully selected. We work very closely with our suppliers to ensure, that the gemstones are ethically sourced under good conditions for the people working there.

If you’re looking to do a bespoke piece with a birthstone, a favourite color or a favourite gem, send us an e-mail at line@anpeateliercph.com – we love to make your colorful dreams come true. For more inspiration you can also check out our Instagram or Pinterest profiles.

 

Jewellery Trends 2020

Anpé Atelier is all about slow fashion creating styles and pieces that last for a lifetime. However, it is still interesting for us to have a look at new mixes, combos and colors trending and use them in our own way.

Mismatched and Single Earrings

Mismatched and single earrings were found on the runways of fashion week for spring/summer 2020. Investing in this style allows you to create a formation that is uniquely yours. Purchase a single stud for your second, third or fourth earring hole or mismatch hoops with dangle and drop styles. 


Our tiny Malene ear studs are perfect for mismatching or styling alone. They are sold as singles but can be paired together with different colors, styles and shapes. 

Use it with bigger colorful hoops or create a line of colorful hoops all the up your
ear. A combo between Malene Diamond Stud and our Josephine rainbow hoops is the perfect colorful, yet distinct match.

Or you can choose to pair the rainbow hoops with our edgy Jamie earrings with triangle shaped tsavorites set in 14kt. yellow gold.

Colorful gemstones

Bringing some color to your style via jewellery is slowly but surely a rising trend, and will become even more popular in 2020. Colorful jewellery was all over the Spring 2020 New York Fashion Week runways, from designers like Brandon Maxwell and Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui and Marc Fast.

It’s all about embracing a more playful, standout yet effortless style through gorgeous, vivid colors.

We are all about colors at Anpé Atelier, so there is plenty to pick from to satisfy this up and coming trend.

Pearls

Jewellery adorned with fabulous pearls are still going strong for 2020, which is something we are very excited about. Pearls were found on the New York runways of designers such as Jason Wu, Tory Burch, Anna Sui, and Tasaki Atelier by Prabal Gurung.

We don’t have any pearls in our collection as of yet, however we have just purchased some incredible, sustainably sourced pearls. And currently the first few sketches for incredible pearl designs are in the making.

We will be be releasing our first pearl designs in 2020.

How To Create the Perfect Ring Stacks

At Anpé Atelier, we are crazy about stacking our rings. We take the viewpoint of the more rings, the more colors, the more shapes, the better.

Ring stacks are the perfect way to take your jewellery obsession to the next level, by giving you the creative freedom to layer your favourite pieces together. Different colored metals, different colored gemstones, different shapes and different settings all add to the perfect construction of a beautifully stacked handful of rings.

Ring stacking allows you to show the world that you’re not afraid to be playful with your style, and is the perfect way to create an effortless, cool and unique look.

Below you’ll find some of our favourite ways to stack Anpé Atelier rings.

Color Blocking

If you’re someone who likes to have a cohesive look, whilst still having a bit of variation when it comes to ring stacks, then try color blocking. With color blocking, you pick your favourite color and stick with it.

In here we’ve stacked different blues in a color blocking and horizontal stack between Nil Pata ring, Marie ring, Malene Blue Sapphire 3.5 ring and Hima Ayis ring.

The Horizontal Stack

Ring stacking doesn’t just have to be rings stacked up one finger. Add lots of different style rings to each finger to create a beautiful and creative horizontal stack. The style of rings can vary from a statement ring on each finger, to a mix of dainty, simple rings, mixed with larger pieces. The style possibilities are endless, and the sky is the limit.

Don’t be afraid to play with different styles and colors and to wear loads of rings on one hand – it all contributes to your very own look.

In this horizontal stack we’ve mixed our Lupayak ring, Diyamanti Kava ring and Sudu Nil ring.

Stack your wedding band

Wedding ring traditions vary from country to country, however, generally a lot of women like to stack their engagement ring with their wedding band. The best way to create the perfect wedding stack is by finding rings that physically fit into one another, as a way to create an all around cohesive look. 

The options of stacking these rings are almost limitless. You can choose a simple wedding band or one with loads of gems added (like our Sarah Lil rings) or you can create your very own wedding band, that matches and stacks perfectly with your engagement ring.

For example we created this incredible customized wedding and engagement ring with 18 kt. yellow gold, diamonds, and bright yellow sapphires. Because the idea of stacking was kept in mind, we were able to create a wedding band with yellow and baby pink sapphires surrounded by diamonds, that slides perfectly underneath the engagement ring. The result was a gorgeous and elegant ring stack.

Keeping It Simple

As they say, there is beauty in simplicity. For those who are interested in something more modest, find rings that are of a more dainty and delicate style, such as thinner bands and smaller gemstones. It is still possible to create a beautiful stack that can be simple and neat.

Influencer Anna Winck has here stacked her very own customized green version of Hima Ayis ring next to Sarah Lil Green and Sarah Lil Pure Pink.

Another great and elegant way to stack rings in a simplistic way is to combine solitaire rings, like here, where all our Malene rings are stacked with eachother. All are so perfect for stacking either together or with your other favourite ring designs. Malene rings come with emeralds, blue sapphires, aquamarines, diamonds and pink sapphires, and you can mix and match different sizes and colors.

Embracing Different Colors and Shapes

Anpé Atelier never shies away from experimenting with colors, which is why we are all for creating stacks that mix different colored gemstones, metals, shapes and settings.

As mentioned our Malene rings are perfect for mixing, matching and stacking, as the gemstones come in different sizes, and when layered, create a colorful, unique and symmetrical look.

Same goes for our Sarah Lil rings, which are perfect for colorful stacking – even together with the Malene rings or in combination with your other favourite ring designs.

A beautiful, yet simple stack between Sarah Lil Blue Mix, Sarah Lil Champagne, Sarah Lil Pink and Sarah Lil Green.

Both Sarah Lil rings and Malene rings are incredible for stacking with other styles, like here, where it is combined with the Lupayak ring and Josephine ring.

You can see loads of stacking options and ideas on our Instagram and Pinterest, where we update you daily with news and inspiration.

 

 

 

 

 

2020 Engagement Ring Trends

With the new year rapidly approaching, we couldn’t wait to talk about the new engagement ring trends coming about in 2020. “Trendy” probably wouldn’t be the first thing one would look for in a ring to be worn for a lifetime, as trends come and go, however, looking at what cuts and shapes are popular at the moment doesn’t hurt. 

Below we’ve listed trends we love and will be seeing all throughout 2020! 

Colorful Gemstones:

There’s no doubt that Anpé Atelier is a fan of colorful jewellery, so it is no surprise that gemstones would be first on our list. Women have started shying away from diamonds and looking towards something more unique and one of a kind, like sapphires, personal birthstones, emeralds, aquamarines, rubies and so much more.

Everything we work with at Anpé has a splash of color on it. We love creating classic style engagement rings that have a colorful twist, such as our Nalaya ring, that has a light yellow sapphire, creating sort of a color changing effect, set in an 18kt rose gold band, adorned with VS diamonds. 

Or our incredible Sudu Nil ring, that brings about huge Princess Diana vibes. It is a natural blue sapphire surrounded by VS diamonds and set in an 18kt white gold band.

Celebrities from Halle Berry to Mariah Carey has been sporting their colorful and unique gemstone engagement rings for some time now, see here

The Emerald Cut Engagement Ring:

The emerald cut engagement ring has been slowly growing in popularity over the past years. However, coming up in 2020, it is expected that this cut will reign in popularity in the new year. Brides are moving away from the round cut style, to a larger looking shapes such as emerald cuts and oval shapes.

This style of cut creates a striking flash of light and truly stands out against other traditional cuts, such as round or cushion shapes. The exquisite shape of the emerald cut elongates any wearers finger, to create an incredibly flattering and elegant style. This unique aesthetic can be found on the fingers of Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. 

Our Anduru ring is a perfect example of the emerald cut, and is perfect for an engagement ring. It is made from 18kt. yellow gold, with a natural unheated black blue spinel (3.08ct.), accompanied by a rough band, adorned by a scatter of VS diamonds (0.03ct.)

Some other emerald cut ring styles from Anpé Atelier include Rosa Malava, Nil Pata, and Sanré

Oval Engagement Rings

Oval engagement rings have certainly been popular in the past, however, in 2020, this style is expected to be one of the most coveted by women. This could be from the surge of celebrities, such as Hailey Baldwin and Blake Lively, wearing such a style. 

The oval shape is an incredibly beautiful option, as it is an elongated and soft version of the popular round engagement ring. This style lengthens the wearers finger, while the ring appears larger than it is, due to an increased surface area. 

Our Ovala Kara ring is the perfect example of the oval ring in action. It is made from 18kt. yellow gold with a natural unheated pink tourmaline and VS diamonds throughout the rough band. 

Some other oval shape rings from Anpé Atelier include our Alokaya ring and Lupayak ring. 

Bespoke Engagement Rings

We have noticed a sure rise in the demand for bespoke engagement rings from our customers at Anpé Atelier. It is the perfect way to create exactly what you’ve always dreamed of having. This is something that we enjoy doing the most. 

“I’ve noticed many people come to me looking for a bespoke engagement ring because they are looking for something that no one else has and is completely personal to them,” Line says. “People are looking to put their own touch on the design and also be involved in the process.”

Whether it be picking your favorite gemstone, fusing classic and modern designs together, or even using family jewels to create your bespoke wedding ring, the result will always be one of a kind.

Contact us through Facebook, Instagram or email if you have any special wishes or color preferences for your engagement ring! Check out our Pinterest for engagement and wedding inspiration.

Meet Line – the head designer and founder of Anpé Atelier

 

Anpé Atelier was founded in 2017, and as you may have noticed, the brand is all about colors. The idea of founding a jewellery brand took its baby steps in 2015 after a travel to Sri Lanka, where I fell completely in love with Sri Lanka’s colorful take on life – the eminent colorful lifestyle from houses, spices and textiles to colorful temples, mosques, markets and nature.

Sri Lanka combines a casual lifestyle surrounded by a permanent colorsplash so amazing – and so different from Scandinavia, where I am born and raised.

And this was also where I really got to learn about one of Sri Lankas biggest and most beautiful trademarks and commodities: the colorful sapphires.

From lawyer to jewellery designer

However, it wasn’t really in the cards for me, that I would end up as a jewellery designer. I have a master in law and was admitted to the bar as a lawyer and worked as such for more than 7 years, before realizing it wasn’t the right path for me.

I have always had a creative nerve and spark, that couldn’t be invoked working as a lawyer – even though being a lawyer was never completely wrong, it wasn’t completely right either. Something was missing – something creative and colorful, but for so many years it was rather difficult for me to pinpoint, what exactly was missing.

I supplemented my lawyer-life with loads of creative elements, such as the most cosy and nice position as fashion editor at a small Danish magazine, running a fashion blog and always having a pipeline of creative projects running. But it wasn’t until I travelled to Sri Lanka, that I finally realised where to I should channel my inner creative nerd.

Sri Lankas colorful world of sapphires 

Seeing all these amazing sapphires and the wonderful colorful world that surrounded them, gave me an idea to somehow find a way to create something of my own. The meeting with Sri Lanka made a huge impact on me and gave me countless of inspirational thoughts and ideas, as well. I couldn’t really let go of the colorful world and the quirky color combinations. It was after this trip, and seeing the behind the scenes of the gem trade that I realized I wanted to start my own jewellery brand.

I’ve always had a passion for creativity, fashion and the creation of beautiful things – and I have a special love for Scandinavian simplistic design. So the idea of fusing the colorful and magical East with the clean and minimalistic lines of Scandinavia came to life, and Anpé Atelier was born.

I spent 2 years on designing and sketching on Anpé-styles and working as a lawyer full time, before I launched Anpé Atelier. Six months after launching the brand I quit my job as a lawyer, and I haven’t looked back ever since.

Anpé Atelier visions and love

Anpé Atelier is my biggest passion and the apple of my eye – I love being part of your big and small jewellery dreams, and it gives me the biggest joy and pride to be involved in some of the happiest moments of my customers lives.

Therefor I love working closely together with my customers to make their jewellery dreams come true. Every design can be created in a different color or gold material than displayed. I love customizations and bespoke pieces– whether it is from scratch or based on one of my existing designs.

One of my major focusses is to bring color into people’s lives – and in a sustainable, ethical way. Therefor I handpickall our bigger gemstones, where the majority come directly from the mines. The gemstones are mainly from mines in Sri Lanka and Madagascar owned by one of my very close collaborators – in this way I can secure, that the gemstones are ethically mined and under good conditions for the people working there.

You’re always welcome to contact me to order, customize or book a meeting <3

 

Written by Line Jacobsen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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