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Checkerboard Cushion Fair Trade Green Sapphire Fold Solitaire Engagement Ring

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Sapphire engagement ring with a genuine checkerboard cushion Fair Trade sapphire in a celery green color shade. The unique sapphire will be mounted in a half bezel setting in this unique engagement ring. The solitaire setting grows out of the rounded ring shank seamlessly. The ring will be carved out of wax , cast in precious metal alloy and hand set and hand finished.

I have only 1 sapphire left available as shown. 

  • Weight:     1.26ct
  • Size:    6x6mm
  • Shape:     cushion cut
  • Clarity:     Eye Clean -at arms length, small inclusions at close up and under magnification
  • Treatment:     Heated
  • Origin:     Malawi, Fair Trade

The one shown in the ring mounting has a gorgeous soft warm green color with only a few faint inclusions. The few faint small inclusions can be seen under magnifications but are not noticeable at arm's length when the ring is worn at the finger. The faceted Sapphire is about 1.26 carat, 6 x 6 mm square. It's the sapphire shown in all first ring photos, the stone on the right in image #7 and on the left in image # 8.

The second sapphire is SOLD and made into the bridal ring set you see in last images and video. It has a cooler green shade and more needle-like rutile inclusions. Due to the inclusions it's a bit less expensive than the other one. Still the inclusions are not noticeable when the ring is worn. It just gives it a bit more speckle. The sapphire is about 1.3 carat, 6 x 6 mm square. It's the sapphire shown on the left in image #7 and on the right in image #8 (last image).

The top of both sapphires has a checkerboard facet design. The sapphires were mined in Malawi and are Fair Trade level 1 stone. Like most available sapphires the gemstones have been heated to enhance its color. Both are very lively stones with excellent cutting.

The sapphire is sourced from Columbia Gem House, a true pioneer in the fair trade gem marketplace. Fair Trade Gems are closely tracked from mine to market to ensure that every gem has been handled according to these strict protocols. Using ethically sources gemstones with recycled metals makes this an Eco-conscious engagement ring.

More sapphire information here.

The unique gemstone will be handset and the ring will have a mirror-polished finish (brushed satin finish is optional). The band width varies between 2.5 to 4 mm. Height above the finger about 6.5 mm (1/4").

Available in sizes 4 to 9, larger sizes may vary in price. 

Material options:
Available in white & yellow gold, rose gold and platinum.

Ring is Made to Order- for the most up-to-date fabrication time frame please check my listed turnaround times below in the footer area.

Please note that in the photos shown the sapphire is not totally set in the setting to allow for removal during custom ring creation.

Customer Reviews

Based on 46 reviews
Christine C.

I love love love this ring! So beautiful. So sparkly. Love the setting. Can’t say enough great things about my new ring. Thank you!!!

Elisabeth R.

This ring Konstanze made is impeccable. It is absolutely stunning and I can't tell you how much I love it and how much it means to me to have a truly one of a kind stone in such a gorgeous setting. It literally hurts my eyes a little bit in certain lights from the sparkle and shine, lol! Thank you for the attention to detail and effort for perfect you put into this ring. You are fantastic!!


8 mm stone, size 8.5 (hard to find). Perfect fit and shape for me. I couldn't have asked for better quality and customer service. Recommended to all my friends who want an ethical jewelry company with a great aesthetic.

Markkus P.S.
Christmas Eve proposal, perfect ring!

Throughout the process of designing and planning this ring, I was able to communicate with Konstanze. The ring came earlier than expected and was beautiful. I proposed on Christmas Eve and we have had so much fun looking at the ever-changing color of the Alexandrite stone. It is a perfect ring and I appreciate so much the entire experience working with dear Konstanze. Can’t wait to have a set of wedding bands from her as well!

Caroline L.
Beautiful Ring

Beautiful ring. The color variance is astonishing.

I am so happy you love it.

Made with recycled precious metals

We use recycled metals derived from post-consumer sources, including recycled jewelry and industrial products. The goal is to reduce or even better eliminate the need for additional mining of precious metals.  Learn more about the different precious metals we use in our jewelry and their pros and cons. 

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Ready to gift or enjoy

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