Finished these 3 sapphire rings and shipped to their new homes.
It's always fun working with sapphires. So many gorgeous color shades available. Shown here are (right to left) a Fair Trade green-blue Malawi sapphire, a oval light blue Montana sapphire and a large cushion cut sapphire most likely from Sri Lanka.
This ring was given to the bride on a Halloween proposal yesterday. Congratulations to Lllian and Robert. They are thrilled with their new ring.
The large sapphire was really interesting as it showed some different color hues depending on light sources. In flourecence light it appeared mostly gray pink but in daylight and LED light it also brought out some green undertones. It was 2 carat , 7.75x6.2mm unheated sapphire. I got the stone from a local vendor in LA but wasn't too satisfied about the cut. I sent it to Peter Torraca for some recutting. He was able to give it a better sparkle by just refining the facets without loosing too much of the weight and size of the stone. It was a great improvement, much crisper facets and corners. The sapphire had a few natural inclusions but nothing that would distract from it's beauty. The sapphire was set in a handmade ring mounting from my Fold Collection. The setting was custom carved for the specific dimensions on the gem.
I am also very happy how the Montana sapphire ring came out. This one had a 0.95ct/6.2x5.2mm light blue oval Montana sapphire set in a semi-bezel.
The third ring was was done with a round fair trade gree-blue sapphire from Malawi. This was my last one in the green shade, I still have a few dark blue 5mm round Malawi sapphires left.
I got a new lot in of 5mm celery green Montana sapphires. They are Fair Trade level 1 stones too, mined in Montana USA. They are 5mm diameter, about 0.6ct each. They come in a nice range of pastels from celery green to warm almost creamy colors.The Montana sapphire ring is available in my Fold collection.
I also got 2 teal Montana sapphires for the same design. They are Fairtrade level 1 stones too.