The large gemstone elegant jewelry created with Siberian Aquamarines and Amethysts mined in Russia were very popular at the winter balls. Russians were proud to wear gems mined from their own mountains. One of the most spectacular large Siberian Aquamarine jeweled pin designed by Faberge is in the motif of a thistle. The stem and leaves are paved in diamonds with the Aquamarine as the flower of the thistle.
The Chalk Emerald Ring ranks among the very finest of Colombian emeralds. The top quality emerald was previously the centerpiece of an emerald and diamond necklace that belonged to the most flamboyant Maharani of Baroda, Maharani Sita Devi. Harry Winston purchased the necklace, and after recutting the emerald from its original 38.40 carats to 37.82 carats, set it in a platinum ring surrounded by 60 pear-shaped colorless diamonds, with a total weight of 15 carats.