In the world of jewelry, much like all of fashion, it can seem like everyone is doing the same thing. Following trends. Designing similar styles. And while thereâ€™s nothing wrong with that, finding jewelry thatâ€™s unique and really stands out can become a challenge. Enter Effy Hematian, the man behind one of the most unique jewelry companies in the world.
Sometimes, you just want to buy something that no one else is wearing! Thatâ€™s what makes Effy jewelry so special. Whether itâ€™s colored diamonds or an entire collection of panther-themed jewelry, Effy is definitely doing things differently.
A Visionary Designer
A professionally-trained engineer, Effy Hematian has been designing exquisite and distinctive jewelry since 1979. Each piece is infused with his creative vision and handmade in the U.S. Stones for the jewelry are hand-selected in the companyâ€™s gem-sorting room.
Effy pieces are made with something known as the lost-wax process, where wax models are created of the jewelry, then plaster is poured over them and put in a kiln overnight. The wax burns out and creates a hollow space, where gold is poured in and solidified.
Effy isnâ€™t just for women, either. The company has a substantial collection of jewelry and accessories for men, which makes it a great place to find unique gifts for the man in your life. Thereâ€™s even a Kidz collection for little ones!
Bright Colors and Bold Shapes
With so many fabulous Effy pieces to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are some collections youâ€™ll want to look out for at your local jeweler.
Effy Color Diamonds come in four unique shades—Bella Bleu, Canare, Espresso, and Black—plus the Confetti collection, which is an â€œeclectic celebrationâ€ of black, espresso, and white diamonds mixed together in standout pieces. And although each color has been set into beautiful rings, the Canare yellow diamonds are utilized in an especially large selection of pieces that would make a perfect engagement ring for a woman who is like no other.
The Diversa collection is designed to be extremely versatile. The bracelets, rings, necklaces, and earrings from this line are meant to be worn day to night, from the office to the cocktail party. In general, the designs are a little more subtle and low-key, though still plenty unique and colorful.
The Signature collection is perhaps Effyâ€™s most bold -- an entire jewelry line featuring panthers. The panther has always been founder Effy Hematianâ€™s muse, and these pieces are meant to capture the strength and grace of the big cats. Wearing a jewel-encrusted panther ring or bracelet is certain to set you apart from the crowd!
Rounding out the top collections is the Watercolors line. It features Effyâ€™s brightest and most colorful designs by far, using vivid sapphires in shades of pink, green, yellow, blue, and more. They are set in fun shapes like palm trees, starfish, and butterflies, among others.
Find Effy and More Fine Jewelry Brands at Long Jewelers
Seeing is believing (and loving) when it comes to Effyâ€™s whimsical designs. Photos simply donâ€™t do their jewelry justice. Come into Long Jewelersâ€™ Virginia Beach store to see exactly what we mean!
We feature Effy jewelry as well as many of the worldâ€™s other top designers, and weâ€™re the areaâ€™s largest direct importer of diamonds. Whether you want a fun and unique piece from Effy or to custom design something thatâ€™s truly one-of-a-kind, our experts are waiting to help you!