See collection of sapphires as these are usually blue, hence the name, from a Greek word meaning blue – ‘sappheiros’. Their blue color is often the result of trace minerals such as titanium or iron. Sapphires are part of the corundum family and are a very heavy value, 9 on the Mohs scale. Sapphire is a birthday stone for those born in September, a precious stone commemorating the 5th and 45th weddings and a symbol of harmony, friendship and loyalty.
Clear, clear, blue sapphires are in high demand, although sapphires do not often reach for other colors, such as yellow, green, orange, violet, pink, brown, gray or black. Some sapphires are known for changing their color from light blue to gray in daylight to reddish or brown in incandescent light. Sapphires are usually made of beryllium and are treated with heat or radiation to enhance their color. Sri Lanka is a major producer of sapphires.
It is blue
Emerald is a variety of beryl, usually green or blue in color due to traces of chromium or vanadium. In member of the beryl family Aquamarine is also. 7.5 – 8 on the Mohs scale is weight of beryl; emeralds are prone to cracking due to the significant amount of inclusions. Emeralds are often filled with oil with the same hint of re-covering those feathers and making them less visible. There is still debate among gemologists as to how much emerald white should be green in order to be classified as emerald and not as beryl green. The most sought after emeralds are those that feature a bright green and vibrant color. Emerald is the birthstone of those born in May and a gemstone for the 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries.
It is considered the sacred stone of the goddess Venus and is a symbol of faith, hope, wisdom, and love. In Colombia there is the largest emerald production.
Ruby is a red gemstone, and is a member of the corundum family like sapphire, but it has chromium as a trace mineral that creates its reddish color. From the Latin word “ruber” which means red the word ruby is derived. Ruby is a very hard gemstone, 9 on the Mohs scale, with only diamonds and very hard moissanite. A symbol of love, affection, fire and strength because of their red color, rubies are the most expensive among the colored gemstones. Ruby is also the birthday stone for those born in July and a precious stone to commemorate the 15th and 40th wedding anniversary. Fluorescence on rubies enhances its color and makes them even more compelling. Sri Lanka, also known as the “Jewelry Island”, is the world’s leading ruby producer.
Customization takes time
The hunt for a full piece of jewelry can feel like a never-ending quest. In those cases, we are the first to represent the custom design. With a custom piece posted, the excitement of a client’s jewelry dreams come true can make even the most demanding customer worry about seeing the final product. Custom design is a lot of work, so it takes the same amount of time. It may take a few weeks to see the delivery of the final design, and then get client approval. From there, they grind or wax (3D printing). After that they throw the piece with the metal of your choice, grind and polish the throw piece, set the gemstones, polish again, and finally, clean your piece to a shiny perfection. In all, it usually takes 4-8 weeks to complete the whole procedure.
Some designs are more complex than others. These intricate designs, while fun and exciting in terms of design and production (they love the jewelry challenge!) often take longer to complete than most pieces. To give you an example of real life: they have one customer who is a diligent cyclist and has collected more than 130,000 miles (what?!) on his bike. To put that in perspective, that is more than FIVE around the equator. Remembering this amazing game, he sent a sixth ring.
The ring had a folded map of the earth, and a blue cover fills the sea. The ring also marked the border of the bicycle chains with six bezels evenly spaced. In five bezels, they placed a diamond, an order in five completed rounds. The sixth is currently the gold button; waiting for the diamonds when the sixth round of Earth rotation is completed (expected to be within the next three years). This sounds great (the ocean design is visible!), and extra time was needed to get it all right. So when posting a custom clip, be aware that difficulty affects the timeline and that fixing things is a priority.
Rhodium plating needs regular replacement
When the gold comes out of the ground, it is a bright yellow orange. They make a mixture of gold with different white metals (such as nickel and silver, for example) to reduce this yellow. But in the end, all the white gold is still bright yellow. So to make the white gold glow white and shine, they add it to the rhodium. Rhodium is an expensive precious metal.
However, since they only wear white gold, it is a very affordable and beautiful material to wear. It is also hypoallergenic, so people who may react negatively to other metals will find that they would be happy to wear rhodium-plated white gold. However, like any implant, eventually that rhodium will come out.
Pre-refining and using rhodium (left) and (right). Note the color gold before and after rhodium use.
Expect your ring to be renewed
But doesn’t worry see collection of all type: They are always available to replenish your jewelry. You can expect your ring to be renewed every six to 24 months, depending on your health and the size of the layer, they make a thick layer that exceeds the rhodium threshold (they think the complexity of the design allows them to do so). However, the inclusion of the year is recommended if you want to keep that bright white glow in your white gold jewelry. Keep in mind, too, that rings (such as wedding sets) need to be redesigned more often, as they are worn more often. In contrast, white gold earrings do not see much action so they can be stretched over the past year depending on how often you wear them.