Our first few attempts to source lab created sapphires failed miserably so we basically gave up on the idea until we found an incredible source in California for most of our semi-precious gems. After seeing how very well they faceted all of their natural gems, we ordered a "test" parcel of crystal clear, lab created white sapphires. We were simply floored by the quality of these manmade beauties!
Having the same physical, chemical and optical properties as naturally mined sapphires, this lab created sapphire is magnificently eye clean with precision diamond faceting and the truest sapphire blue that is both richly saturated and still transparent! We hand set this glistening gem into our double four pronged, filigree design ring to accommodate this 8x6mm, 1.6ct oval in romantic elegance. Coming in at a size 7 as shown, we are more than happy to resize or recreate to best fit you at no additional charge if you just let us know at checkout and please allow us about 7-10 days to process your request.
The benefit of this lab created gem is not only that it truly looks like a naturally mined blue sapphire at a fraction of the cost but it also saves the environment from the process of mining as well as avoiding unsafe and potentially unethical labor practices that some unscrupulous sources employ.
Keep your sapphire clean to keep it glowing! We like to use warm water and a mild dish soap or even one of the commercial jewelry cleaning solutions labeled safe for sterling silver to clean our sapphire jewelry.