Diamond and Sapphire Band

SKU: 140-2000122

This unique blue sapphire diamond ring is featured in 14K white gold and set with a total carat weight of .56 sapphires and .34 total carat weight of diamonds. Alternating diamonds and bright blue sapphires are set amid bold prongs to sparkle from every angle. This low profile sapphire and diamond band showcases three round diamonds and four sapphires dramatically set in the classic elegance of 14K white gold.

Origin: The three most famous regions for blue sapphire are Kashmir, Burma, and Sri Lanka. Sapphire has also been mined in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Madagascar.

Color: Blue, colorless, pink, orange, yellow, green, purple, black.

Hardness: 9.00 on the Mohs scale.

Care/Cleaning Instructions: Sapphire can be cleaned using a soft cloth or brush and plain warm soapy water. After wiping, be sure to rinse your sapphire well to remove soapy residue. Ultrasonic and Steam Cleaners are generally safe for sapphires.

Metaphysical Properties: Throughout history, sapphire has symbolized truth, sincerity and loyalty. It is also thought to bring peace, joy, and wisdom to its wearer. In the past, the sapphire was also believed to be a talisman that would protect against evil spirits and other unsavory creatures of the night.

Blue is the best-known of the sapphire colors. The prized Kashmir and Burmese sapphires have a deep blue that is intense and velvety. Sapphire colors are best viewed under natural daylight. In artificial or incandescent light, sapphire colors can appear darker and inky black-blue. The most common treatment for sapphire is heat treatment, though unheated specimens can be found. Stones are heated (generally before they are cut) to between 1700 to 1800 degrees Celsius (3100-3300 degrees F) for several hours.

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