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Wednesday, March 24, 2010


This is my ultimate favorite pieces. When I was younger, I never really liked opal. I thought it was only for the Lola's but now, I see the beauty of the stone. Not because I am nearing that stage in life but because now, I understand how nature has made opal into something unique and almost alien-like stone. It reminds me of a galaxy that emits millions of colors.

Here's a little information about the stone.

Precious opal shows a variable interplay of internal colors and even though it is a mineraloid, it does have an internal structure. At micro scales precious opal is composed of silica spheres some 150 to 300 nm in diameter in a hexagonal or cubic close-packed lattice. These ordered silica spheres produce the internal colors by causing the interference and diffraction of light passing through the microstructure of the opal.[4] It is the regularity of the sizes and the packing of these spheres that determines the quality of precious opal. Where the distance between the regularly packed planes of spheres is approximately half the wavelength of a component of visible light, the light of that wavelength may be subject to diffraction from the grating created by the stacked planes. The spacing between the planes and the orientation of planes with respect to the incident light determines the colors observed. The process can be described by Bragg's Law of diffraction.

Candy Colors!

I love anything that resembles a candy. (Go figure). So when these stones came to my hands, I had to combine them all and make something fun and colorful yet easy to wear.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Thanks to Migs Rosales for using Jul B. Dizon Jewellery for a fashion spread for Billionaire's March 2010 issue! They are exquisite!!!

Grab your copy now!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Lovin' Turquoise!

Once this is posted on this site or my FB, I know that it won't last long in our shelves. It's too gorgeous! The color of the turquoise is amazing and the brown diamonds around it gives it brilliance. I truly love this set.

I know people will start emailing me about READY, GET SET, GO!!!!

Paraiba Tourmaline.

These cupriferous tourmalines from the Mina da Batalha in the Federal Brazilian State of Paraiba are small, rare and precious. Their spirited turquoise to green colours are such as are not found in any other gemstone in the world. The exclusiveness of this legendary find makes these rare gemstones real treasures.

Paraiba – the word has a particular fascination for the connoisseur, for it is the name of a gemstone with blue to green tones of extraordinary vividness. It was not discovered until very recently, that is to say in the 1980s. The world has one man and his unshakable belief to thank for the discovery of this unique gemstone: Heitor Dimas Barbosa. Tirelessly, he and his assistants spent years digging in the pegmatite galleries of some modest hills in the Federal Brazilian State of Paraiba.

Brazil is the classical country of tourmalines. Members of this splendid gemstone group come in practically all the colours of the rainbow. For a long time, however, a radiant turquoise was lacking - that is, until the discovery of that precious deposit in Paraiba.

Normally, iron, manganese, chrome and vanadium are the elements responsible for the beautiful colouring in tourmalines. The Paraiba tourmaline is different: it owes its splendid colour to copper, an element which has never before been observed in a tourmaline. Indeed quite a fair proportion of its weight consists of copper. But scientists have discovered that it often also contains manganese.

In the Paraiba tourmaline, the interplay between these two elements gives rise to a variety of fascinatingly beautiful colours: emerald green, turquoise to sky blue, sapphire blue, indigo, bluish-violet, and purple. Certain proportions in the mixture of copper and manganese can also result in pale grey to violet-blue tones. Copper in high concentrations is responsible for the highly coveted radiant blue, turquoise and green hues, while violet and red tones are caused by manganese. By means of the burning technique, experienced cutters can eliminate the red colour components, with the result that only a pure copper colour remains.

Here's one of JBDJS' take on the stone. Although this piece is sold, we have quite a few loose stones that we can make according to how you want your PARAIBA TOURMALINE to be.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


My new baby!

This vintage inspired aquamarine ring with Akoya pearls with diamonds in 18 karat white gold.

Don't you just love it?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Town and Country, March 2010!

Close up of what she wore.

Agot has amazing shots in India!! You should go and get a copy! It will inspire you the way it did me!

Thank you Rorie Carlos for choosing JBDJS for the cover shot!

Gem Attraction.

When I think of flowers, I automatically associate them with butterflies. Since I was 3, it is always something that I always draw together. Butterflies are so much prettier than bees although we have made tons of bees as well as jewelry pieces.

As I was walking around the Pen store, I was looking at the stocks and noticed that we have quite a number of flowers and butterflies. I inspected them one by one and realized that my drawings from when I was three in scratch paper has become a gem of reality.

Jul B. Dizon has always been known for her Fleurs Collection and as legacy to her, we will never stop making pieces inspired by nature and her love for flowers and butterflies.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Turqouise Delight.

Last week, I blogged about turquoise and posted a photo of a set with rubies and diamonds. I just couldn't wait to show you guys the beautiful earring and ring but now, the necklace is done and I want to share it with you because it is really a magnificent piece. The color of the turquoise is classified as Robin Eggs and the rubies are all Burmese. The diamonds are very white and clean and everything is mounted in 18 karat white gold.

I am not sure if I will ever be able to afford this set in my lifetime but at least this baby stays within close family circle. I can just beg if I can borrow it.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Mighty Kunzite!

What is Kunzite: It is the pink to light purple gem variety of the mineral Spodumene. Spodumene is a common mineral, but only in a few select localities does it occur in transparent gem form. One gem form is the pink kunzite, and another gem form is the green hiddenite. Kunzite is a very attractive pink gem, but is notorious for its habit of color fading in strong light. Some deep pink stones have turned nearly colorless from fading. Although the color-fading effect is not this drastic in most kunzite, it is still important not to expose kunzite gems to strong light (especially sunlight) for long periods. Kunzite is sometimes called "evening stone" for this reason. The color of some kunzite can be restored or intensified by irradiation.

Healing Properties: Kunzite is a powerful, high level stone. It is used against negative energy and empowers positive and loving thoughts. Most effective on the Heart Chakra , it opens the emotional heart and spiritual heart. It represents unconditional lovingness and compassion. Used for healing abuse/loss/addictions. Helps emotional balance, confidence, connection to higher self and oneness. Kunzite is also used on the Brow and Crown Chakra for the reason that it deepens altered states: psychic readings, healing...being centered emotionally and spiritually. Strengthens healers and teachers.

Folk Remedies: This crystal is recommended for reducing depression, mood swings, stress, radiation. Used extensively by the medical profession for psychiatric disorders. Good for the circulatory system and the lungs. A soothing stone that can help you adjust to the pressures of modern life.

Feng Shui: Kunzite is used in the North for personal growth and journeys and in the Northeast direction for self-cultivation and for removing obstacles.

How I like to wear it.

People Bangle.

I started this kind of design about a year and a half ago. Basically, I put YOU on a bangle with whatever it is you love doing. I made some ladies with all their shopping bags in tow. Another is walking on a park with her Schnauzers. It's really fun re-creating life thru gems and metal. The best thing it is fashionable and a conversation piece. No two bangles are alike and clients may even dictate specific things that they want on it.

This bangle is my Chang Family in Paris. The couple, 3 kids and their dog sitting in a cafe with the view of the Eiffel Tower behind them. I love the mother of pearl umbrella.

A casino addict, this lady wanted me to capture her and her husband playing the roulette. On her side are stacks of chips that she has won and off to the side is her Hermes bag. The guy of course is in tuxedo because James Bond inspired me.

I have a whole new collection of the People Bangle for the July show. Have yours made now.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Totally Turquoise.

My mom's favorite color is turquoise. She would wear it with plain white linen top and white pants. She would have loved this set with rubies and diamonds. This is a Persian Turquoise and the color is of the Robin's Egg, the perfect color of the stone.

Our past works using turquoise.