I created a line of jewelry with this flower motif in 18k rose, white and yellow gold. Each flower was paved blue, yellow and pink sapphires. I made pendants, necklaces, rings, earrings, cufflinks and a pin.
One necklace was a chain of diamond flowers. The collection was fun and whimsical….sold out years ago. Janet Deleuse
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From my garden…this is an old tea rose that is so fragrant.
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Here I am with Erica, our model and our dog, Joni..who comes to work everyday to greet customers. Shop the Janet Deleuse Fine Jewelry, Accessories & Couture Outerwear Collection Deleuse.com
I have to admit, since I was a child I’ve been an old fashioned girl who loved lace, chiffon, ribbons, velvets and brocades. I’m currently designing with brocades in outerwear and clutches.
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Janet Deleuse Couture Outerwear & Accessories
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I’ve decided to create a series of black and white jewelry….here’s one of the first that took me forever to make because we hand-cut each jade link and hand-fabricated each white gold bar link with paved diamonds.
Definitely a Janet Deleuse Signature Jewel
Janet Deleuse Designer Necklace Collection
Black jade with white gold diamond bars
Hand-cut jade bars, approximately 1/34″ long
18k white gold bars with pave set diamonds
1.40 cts. round brilliant white diamonds, VS, E-F, Ideal cut
Approximately 22″ long
One-of-a-kind, hall-marked Deleuse,
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Janet Deleuse Fine Jewelry
Emeralds and Tahitian Pearls capped with diamonds, 18k http://www.deleuse.com
photo credits: Alex Deleuse
Blue must be my favorite color. I know this because I am drawn to the finest blue gems and most of the designer jewelry I’ve made are in the shades of blue. Here are two examples of the best.
Fine Sapphires in hand-fabricated 18k gold settings
Janet Deleuse Designer Sapphire Collection
Gem Quality Sapphire Earrings
2.00 cts. total weight
Perfect cut, flawless, round matched Sapphires
Hand-fabricated 18k yellow gold settings with secure clutch backs
Sapphires selected by Jeff Deleuse, Graduate Gemologist
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Janet Deleuse Designer
This incredibly beautiful antique style ring is hand-pierced from a block of platinum. The entire ring is hand-fabricated by our master goldsmith. This type of cutout work is currently a ‘lost art’ since the trade is no longer apprenticed, the ring cannot be duplicated.
Selected by Jeff Deleuse, Graduate Gemologist, the oval gem sapphire is flawless and a vibrant lively blue weighimg approximately 8.52 carats.
Ideal cut round brilliant diamonds, VS, EF .41 carats total weight are set within the intricate cut-out platinum setting selected by Jeff Deleuse.
One of a kind, Deleuse Signature Ring Designed by Janet Deleuse shop
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Here are some of the jewels that I’ve been commissioned to design as special orders for customers over the past few months. I usually forget to take photos of them because I’m so excited to give it to the customer. ….why the shots are a bit blurry taken from my iPhone in a rush.
Platinum Wedding Set
Diamond Peace Earrings.
Diamond and ruby drop earrings.
Sapphire and diamond pendant in platinum.
Hand-fabricate 18k gold with emeralds and diamonds.
This antique necklace was already made as a neckpiece…I designed the clip drops that are in two separate pieces which can be removed from the center and worn without drops, one drop or two as shown.
I created this pendant and earrings in my favorite monochromatic color of the blue Aquamarines. When my stone cutters from Idar-Oberstein, Germany showed me the parcel of the blues I just had to buy them all! Perfectly cut and flawless, they sparkle and when put together exhibit a soft blue glimmer that can be worn with everything from evening to day to late-night. Mixed with white Diamonds set in 18k, they are one of a kind fine jewelry and totally chic.
And, who doesn’t LOVE Art Deco? I am inspired from the designs of the Art Deco period–clean, simple lines that are curvilinear depicting the fluidity of movement.
Janet Deleuse Designer Jewelry, made in San Francisco, http://www.shopdeleuse.com
Well…it’s finally August, one of my favorite months.
I can count on the hot days and warm evenings that please the senses…everything just looks and smells like summer.
I’m lucky to work right across the street from the San Francisco Bay and the smell of the water drifts into our store with the warm breeze. The water sparkles from the sun and ripples like shiny white diamonds…just like the ones I design with.
Everyone walks around casually and with smiles…the tourists are just plain happy to be here on vacation. And, us locals are happy to come to work.
All in all, it’s a happy month.
Here are some of my photographs and designs to share that invokes the lazy summer days.
My shot of a conch sell and seaweed on the beach in the Bahamas.
A necklace that I designed with pink stones and pearls shot on a coral branch.
One of my favorite outerwear wraps that I’ve designed….open weave mohair with an abalone shell button and trimmed in tiny seashells.
This is a very large ring I designed with faceted smoky quartz and diamonds in 18k yellow gold….reminds me of the warm glow of summer sun and tans.
Alexander Deleuse (our son) took this shot in the harbor across the street from our store as the sun was setting on the yachts.
Janet Deleuse Designer Jewelry & Couture
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