Michael Barin

Fine Jewelry for the Environmentally Conscience Connoisseur

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Silver Patina Diamond Necklace

 18 Karat Yellow Gold, 0.73 CT Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds, 0.28 CT Rose Cut Center Diamond, and Silver Patina. Inspired by the Edwardian Era, a time when fine jewelry was a crucial component of every outfit, pieces were created to compliment the silk and lace worn by royalty. Understated and delicately feminine, this piece exhibits striking detail and painstaking attention to detail. The round brilliant cut diamonds are set in silver boasting a black, antique finish. Each diamond is meticulously set with a foil backing to ensure that it shines in contrast to the antique finish. Measurements: Chain Length: 16in (18 Karat Yellow Gold) Pendant Length: 2.75in Pendant Width: 1in

Rustic Diamond Earrings

 The earthy, rustic diamonds that adorn these earrings convey a classic and timeless feel perfect for the modern woman looking obtain a new piece of jewelry for their collection. The Diamond accents and 18 Karat Yellow Gold details beautifully contribute to the natural tones of the Rustic Diamonds. All aspects of these earrings seamlessly work together to create a beautiful piece of art that is sure to spark conversations. These earrings are worthy of any special occasion that you throw at them! 15.21 CT Raw Diamonds set in 18 Karat Yellow Gold and accented with 0.80 CT White Diamonds. Lever backs. Measurements: Width: 0.75in Length: 2.25in


Garnet Ring

Sensual and sleek, this ring features a stunning pear-shaped Theodolite Garnet that instantly captures your attention. The Ancient Egyptians frequently adorned themselves with crowns dazzled with garnet. It was considered to be the single most prized possession of an Egyptian in their afterlife, and was therefore frequently found in ancient tombs. Further down through history, garnet was frequently exchanged within families to strengthen relationships and protect from bad omens. This 10.34 Ct Garnet is set in 18 Karat White Gold and adorned with 1.60 Ct of dazzling White Diamonds. Finished Measurements: Width: 0.50 in Length: 0.75 in Size 6* *This ring can be sized anywhere between a size 4 and a size 7.


Organic Silver Diamond Flower Ring

A unique take on the floral trend, this ring features Organic Silver 'petals' adorned with Rustic Diamonds. The cool tones of the Organic Silver perfectly complement the Earthy Rustic Diamonds, creating a work of art that is unmistakably Michael Barin. If you love florals but are tired of traditional, coquettish pieces then this is the ring for you. Organic Silver does not contain any added alloys that could compromise the strength or quality of the piece. When asked why he prefers Organic Silver to "regular" silver, Michael says, "it is a form of environmental conservation - we save the planet while creating wearable works of art." 3.29 Ct Rustic Diamonds set in Organic Silver and accented with 18 Karat Yellow Gold. This ring is about 1in long and 1in wide, and can be sized anywhere between a size 4.75 and size 8.75.


Organic Silver Diamond Ring

A statement making ring, this rectangular Rustic Diamond ring is a perfect addition to a modern woman's jewelry collection. The brushed silver look is timeless, escpecially when accented with Earthy Rustic Diamonds. The intricate design of the band gives this ring some Old World charm, while 18 Karat Yellow Gold design on the underside is an unexpected touch of luxury. Organic Silver does not contain any added alloys that could compromise the strength or quality of the piece. When asked why he prefers Organic Silver to "regular" silver, Michael says, "it is a form of environmental conservation - we save the planet while creating wearable works of art." 5.80 Ct Rustic Diamonds set in Organic Silver and accented with 18 Karat Yellow Gold. This ring can be sized anywhere between a size 5.75 and size 9.75.

Diamond Dangle Earrings

These stunning dangle earrings will make any night extraordinary! 1.70 carats of White Diamonds are accented with 0.31 carats of Yellow Diamonds. The oval center stones are set in Platinum and accented with a halo of Yellow Diamonds set in 18 Karat Yellow Gold. The center stones hang from Platinum lines encrusted with Ideal Cut White Diamonds.


Rose Cut Cognac Diamond Earrings

Adorned with Rose Cut Cognac Diamonds, these dangle earrings are simply a work of art. Beautiful on any skin tone, the deep rose gold hues are perfectly complemented by decadent diamonds, making these earrings ideal for casual wear or a special night out. Cognac Diamonds are named after the decadent color of history's most famous French brandy. Only brandy that is made under the strictest guidelines specifically in the Cognac region of France is worthy of being called "Cognac." Cognac Diamonds carry a very similar aura of grandeur, oozing luxury and sex appeal, especially when paired with Rose Gold.


Fancy Color Diamonds

     Fancy color diamonds are found in 12 different colors with more than 90 secondary hues and 9 intensity levels within the 234 possible color combinations. Out of 10,000 carats of mined diamonds, only one carat will turn out to be fancy colored.

     Aside from the extreme conditions that must be present to create diamonds, the right trace elements must be present in appropriate quantities to create the desirable shades. Fancy color diamonds are evaluated less for their brilliance or shine and more for their color intensity, which is composed of tone and saturation. Deep and distinct shades are preferred over weak or pale shades.

     Yellow diamonds, for example, range from fancy light yellow to fancy vivid yellow. Some variations include fancy deep yellow and fancy intense yellow. These diamonds are colored by the minute presence of nitrogen. Blue diamonds are colored by boron and hydrogen, while green diamonds result from natural radiation. Brown, pink, and red diamonds are a product of colored graining resulting from structural irregularities.

     The size and shape of a diamond also influence its color. Larger diamonds can sometimes yield a richer, more intense color because light can travel deeper into it. Certain cuts of diamond, such as the radiant cut, can also influence color and yield a lush hue due to strategically placed facets. 

     For centuries, fancy color diamonds have adorned kings and queens from all over the globe and have been sought out for their mystical properties. Today, these diamonds are prized by collectors for their stunning beauty and extreme rarity.



It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
— Charles Dickens

     The birthstone of March, aquamarine, is a perfect reminded that spring is just around the corner. The cool blue tones of this stone embody the brisk, March winds as described by Charles Dickens. When set in some warm 18 Karat Yellow Gold, aquamarine takes on an ethereal quality reminiscent of summertime.

     Aquamarine was named by the Romans, who combined “aqua,” meaning water, and “mare,” meaning sea, because the stone reminded them of the color of the Mediterranean.  Legend says that the stone originated from the jewel treasure chests of sirens that washed ashore from the depths of the sea, ultimately making the stone sacred to Neptune, the god of the sea. This powerful association with water made the stone a sailors’ gem, safeguarding them from peril and sea monsters.  

     Embodying the spirit of the ocean, Aquamarine radiates calm and peace to its owner. Gaze into the stone and you will be transported to serene ocean waters and vibrant, blue skies.