J266363

18" Blue Sapphire Station Necklace 14K Gold

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Shine on. For a subtle touch that speaks volumes, add this 14K gold necklace to your jewelry collection. The oval rolo link chain is all aglow with sparkling stations of faceted, round blue sapphire briolettes.

  • 14K yellow gold
  • Gemstone weight is not given for blue sapphire
  • Stations of faceted, round, blue sapphire briolettes along polished oval rolo link chain
  • Measures approximately 18"L x 1/4"W
  • Made in Dominican Republic

About Briolette Cut

Deriving from the rose-cut family, the briolette was originally confined to pendant design only. Pear-shaped with crisscrossing bands of triangular facets, the briolette dates back to the 1500s, although no one knows of its real existence.

Legend has it that women who favor the briolette are feistier than their round-cut sisters. Ambitious and status-oriented, they crave adventure and new experiences.

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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J266363 - 18" Blue Sapphire Station Necklace 14K Gold 3.8 5 4 4
Denim sapphires? The sapphires have a lot of inclusions; on the plus side, I guess we know they are natural gemstones. My friend thought the stones were labradorite; there is a labradorite 14k station chain at about the same price point (J276852). The chain is decent, and the necklace is nicely balanced and hangs correctly. The stones do flip back and forth, which is normal for this style. It's a little pricey, and I'll have to think about whether I'll keep it. 03-12-13
Beautiful I received this necklace yesterday and wore it today to a luncheon. I wore it with my diamond station necklace and it was so pretty. I knew what to expect from the stones because I watched the video and she described them as opaque. They are actually a beautiful soft blue and the size of the stones are large enough where they show up. I think it s a great buy, well made and would recommend it to anyone who likes station necklaces. 10-04-12
classic elegance! Wow...... I've been looking for a necklace like this for a long time. The chain is not as "dainty" as I thought it would be. It's nice and solid and sturdy. I don't usually like spring-ring clasps, but it's a good idea on this chain because I can actually hook it to a link on the chain and adjust the length. In fact, I bought two of these so that I can layer them. The stones are set securely within the gold. Although they are the lightest, milkiest sapphires that I've ever seen, it in no way takes away from the beauty of the piece. I'm so glad that I bought this! 03-05-12
LOVE THE CHAIN--HATE THE REALITY Bought this from the gold rush as a present to myself for a special birthday. What a disappointment!!! Love the concept, but the reality is these are poor, poor sapphires (if they are sapphires at all). They are NOT what I have seen as sapphires--they're muddy--not clear at all. This was advertised as "all the rage in Europe"--maybe you should get your next shipment from there. Please do this chain again--only with decent stones!! 01-31-12
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