J271172

1.50 ct tw Sapphire & Diamond Sterling Dangle Earrings

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Where elegance begins. Crafted from sterling silver, these exquisite earrings display a teardrop-shaped dangle with an oval, faceted sapphire that's bezel set in the center. Round, prong-set sapphires and round, bead-set, white diamonds accent the design. The post is decorated by a pear-shaped, prong-set, blue sapphire and round, bead-set, white diamonds.

  • Sterling silver
  • Total sapphire weight is approximately 1.50 carats
  • Total diamond weight is approximately 1/10 carat; diamond weights are minimum weights
  • Teardrop-shaped dangle with bezel-set, faceted, oval sapphire accented by prong-set, round sapphires and bead-set, white, round diamonds; prong-set, pear-shaped blue sapphire and bead-set, white round diamonds at post; bead accents around gemstones and dangle borders
  • Post and clutch, for pierced ears only
  • Measures approximately 1-1/4"L x 3/8"W
  • Made in China

About Pear Cut

Intriguing symbolism lies behind those who prefer the look of pear-cut jewelry, a.k.a. the teardrop. They say women who wear the cut are excellent with finances, easygoing in nature, and considerate to others. They're also ambitious, eager for life experiences and active in community affairs.

About Sapphire
 Sapphire

Stone Information & Mining

Blue sapphire belongs to the mineral species corundum. The name "sapphire" can also apply to any corundum that's not red and doesn't qualify as ruby, another corundum variety. Besides blue sapphire and ruby, the corundum family also includes so-called "fancy sapphires." Fancy sapphires are generally less available than blue ones, and some colors are scarce, especially in very small or very large sizes. Still, fancy sapphires create a rainbow of options for people who like the romance associated with this gem, but who also want something out of the ordinary. Both blue and fancy sapphires come from a variety of exotic sources including Madagascar, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Australia.

Legend & Lore

Traditionally, sapphire symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. It has decorated the robes of royalty and clergy members for centuries. Its extraordinary color is the standard against which other blue gems—from topaz to tanzanite—are measured. For centuries, sapphire has been associated with royalty and romance. The association was reinforced in 1981, when Britain’s Prince Charles gave a blue sapphire engagement ring to Lady Diana Spencer. Until her death in 1997, Princess Di, as she was known, charmed and captivated the world. Her sapphire ring helped link modern events with history and fairy tales. In ancient Greece and Rome, kings and queens were convinced that blue sapphires protected their owners from envy and harm. During the Middle Ages, the clergy wore blue sapphires to symbolize Heaven, and ordinary folks thought the gem attracted heavenly blessings. In other times and places, people instilled sapphires with the power to guard chastity, make peace between enemies, influence spirits, and reveal the secrets of oracles.

Color

It can be a pure blue but ranges from greenish blue to violetish blue. "Fancy sapphires" come in violet, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, and intermediate hues. There are also "parti-colored" sapphires that show combinations of different colors. Some stones exhibit the phenomenon known as color change, most often going from blue in daylight or fluorescent lighting to purple under incandescent light. Sapphires can even be gray, black, or brown.

Sapphire

Cleaning

Warm, soapy water is always safe. Ultrasonic and steam cleaners are usually safe for untreated, heat-treated, and lattice diffusion treated stones. Fracture-filled, cavity-filled, or dyed material should only be cleaned with a damp cloth.

This information was excerpted from GIA's Gem Encyclopedia with permission from GIA. For the full GIA Gem Encyclopedia entry, click here. For more information about GIA, click here.

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