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Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery

Regular price £235.00

The amazing soft glow of Emerald really wows in this statement dress ring. It is accented by two beautiful White Sapphires. This beautiful oval cut created stone is set in 9ct Yellow Gold, and gives the look of natural Emerald and Diamonds, for a much smaller bill. A natural mined Emerald of this size and clarity would cost several thousand pounds.

Available in sizes M to R. If the size you require is not in this range please contact me.

Also available in created Ruby and Sapphire, Approx weight 2.1g.

Gemstones in jewellery are colourful, romantic and personal. To some, they're badges of wealth and success — think Hollywood stars at award shows dripping with rubies or emeralds. To others, they're full of meaning as birthstones, symbolic for their legendary power, or simply beloved as a favourite signature colour. 

The more expensive and hard-to-find natural gems in jewellery, such as Diamond (white and fancy colours), Sapphire (blue and other colours), Emerald, Ruby and Opal, are favourite lab-created stones. They are grown in a laboratory but are identical chemically, physically and optically to natural gems.

The mineral composition of lab-created stones is created through a process similar to what nature does beneath the earth over millions of years, but in a lab at a fraction of the time, and for a fraction of the cost of mining.

The average person would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between a natural and lab-created stone.

The main distinction is natural gems typically have inclusions from the crystallization process — gases and other minerals mixing during the molten stage of stone creation. So you get high-quality lab-created stones, and their prices are significantly lower than their natural gemstone counterparts. 

In addition to getting a rare, top-quality fine gemstone look for less, many consumers are attracted to lab-created stones for other reasons. Lab-created stone jewellery is great for travelling, when you want to leave your very expensive jewellery at home, or when you want to look like you have very expensive baubles — or both! Also, environmentally speaking, lab-created stones do not tax natural resources the way the process for natural gems does — no mines are dug, the labs use a fraction of the utilities and resources necessary for a mining operation and leave behind fewer pollutants.

Whether you’re buying a gift or treating yourself, purchase lab-created stone jewellery from a trusted jeweller, who discloses what your stone is and how to care for it. Make sure you understand what you’re getting for the money you’re spending, especially when paying a premium for a piece. Only you and your jeweller need to know!

While Sapphires are mainly known for their blue variety, many other colours exist as well, including white. White Sapphires have a unique charm; something that sets them apart from other colourless stones and from their coloured Sapphire counterparts. 

At first glance, the stone may look identical to some other popular colourless stones such as a Diamond, Moissanite, or Topaz. However, White Sapphires tend to display a cloudy white look. It is a naturally durable stone that was created under the earth’s surface over millions of years.

The prices for White Sapphires are far lower than Diamonds. Another advantage of these transparent stones is that they can be used as side stones instead of splurging on more Diamonds for your piece of jewellery. Lastly, never forget that Sapphires, even White Sapphires, are one of the four precious gemstones, which include Diamonds, Rubies, Emeralds, and Sapphires.

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