The Bentley Jewellery collection expands with new pieces decorated with colored gemstones that mirror the rainbow of exterior paint colors available to Bentley customers.
The stunning precious colored gemstones are selected, cut, and polished at the Heinz Mayer factory, Bentley’s Jewellery partner, in the town of Idar-Oberstein – the center of the high-end gemstone world.
The new use of color in the collection represents Bentley’s focus on the range of paint and finishes through which customers can personalize their car, or work with a team of specialists to imbue their new model with bespoke colors and materials of their preference. Bentley’s famous Sequin Blue color – inspired by a sequin from a blue dress – was devised in 1996 with a combination of pigments using blue mica. This color is reperesented by a tanzanite gemstone. This is a highly sought-after stone of violet-purple-blue colors whose only source at present is near Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania.
The Padparadscha sapphire varies from yellowish to orange-pink and together with Ruby is part of the corundum group. The rarity and purity of the stone’s color resemble the multi-faceted tones of Bentley’s Bacalar limited edition model of 12 cars, which was revealed earlier this year in Crewe. The paintwork also inspires comparison with a bright Mandarin garnet, a vivid orange also known as ‘fanta orange’. This rare gemstone has been found in only a few deposits in Africa, notably in Nigeria and Namibia.
Precious stones being introduced into The Bentley Jewellery Collection include:
Red – Ruby and Tourmaline
Blue – Sapphire, Tanzanite, Aquamarine and Tourmaline
Green – Emerald, Tsavorite and Tourmaline
Orange – Padparadscha, Sapphire and Mandarin-Garnet
Prices for the Bentley Jewellery Precious Gemstone Collection start from €6,000 (approximately $7,000).
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