22 March 2021
A Sol Kind of Feeling: Sandy Leong x Gemfields
We are excited to announce the launch of the Sandy Leong x Gemfields Sol Collection on World Water Day.
This new fine jewellery collection reflects the values of both brands, featuring Gemfields’ responsibly sourced Zambian emeralds, 18 karat recycled yellow gold and conflict-free white diamonds. This collaboration is a first-of-its-kind in that it also involves the newly formed Gemfields Foundation, the charitable arm of Gemfields, which supports community and conservation projects in Africa. Sandy Leong is committed to assisting the ongoing efforts of the Gemfields Foundation by contributing 10 per cent of sales from the Sol Collection towards specific projects centred around children and education. Designed and developed under the sun in Amagansett, the Sol collection is aptly named for the surprising fact that most of the light that comes from the sun is a miraculous shade of green, not dissimilar to Gemfields’ vibrant Zambian emeralds. Once gemstones are sourced, each piece is created by hand in New York by fine jewellery artisans who use time-honoured techniques of gem setting, and a proprietary method of gold brushing to create Sandy Leong’s trademark 18 karat matte gold finish. “I started my company with sustainability and humanitarianism at its core and have always looked to partner with like-minded businesses who share similar values. Aside from the fact that Gemfields has the best gemstones in the world (!) I love that their company ethos includes engaging with and supporting the local communities in and around where their projects take place,” explains founder and designer Sandy Leong. Featuring 18 original pieces sculpted in Sandy Leong's signature organic silhouettes, the collection will range from $1,700 for delicate stack rings, to $26,000 for bold emerald and diamond pave statement pieces, including earrings, cocktail rings and a sculptural cuff.