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Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery, 25 Brunswick Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5WA

Regular price £390.00

This gorgeous dangly pendant is made with a pear cut Sapphire gemstone, 7mm x 5mm in size. The pendant is made from 9ct Gold and accented with a fine white diamond, set in 9ct White Gold.

This design of pendant is also available in Amethyst, Emerald and Ruby in Yellow Gold, and in 9ct White Gold with Amethyst, Aquamarine, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire and Tanzanite. Please contact me for details.

A matching pair of earrings is also available. This listing is for the pendant only; if you also require a chain please contact me as I offer a 50% discount on chains when purchased with this pendant. I'd recommend this one.

LAYAWAY: I offer layaway, which allows you to pay in instalments with no interest over a maximum time period of six months. This item could be paid for with:

A deposit of £130

2 instalments of £130

3 instalments of £86.66

4 instalments of £65

5 instalments of £52

Terms are flexible. Please contact me to initiate. PayPal required. You do not receive the item until fully paid for. See my Policies page for Ts&Cs.

Sapphires are known and revered the world over for their beauty and mystery. In Western civilisations, the  Sapphire has long been the traditional stone of choice to set alongside Diamonds for a man wanting to express his love and commitment to someone special. The unquestionably exquisite and perfectly turned-out Mrs Simpson received many gems from Edward VIII.  Indeed, she was so proud of one bracelet,  designed by Van  Cleef and Arpels, that apparently, she asked her tailor to shorten the sleeves of all her dresses and blouses so that everyone could see her Sapphires. Late in 2010, the late Princess Diana's engagement ring once again became popular when her eldest son Prince William gave his mother's ring to Kate Middleton when they got engaged in October 2010. Sapphires come in a  range of colours,  from summer sky blues to jet black, colourless and all colours in between. The wide array of different hues seen in Sapphires is due to the presence of different impurities found in their crystal structure. Chromium trapped inside  Corundum allows us to enjoy  Pink  Sapphire and in larger quantities gives us the  Ruby (when Corundum is red it is renamed Ruby instead of Sapphire).

Until the late 1800s, Diamonds were among the rarest gemstones on the planet, and due to their incredible hardness, coupled with the belief that cutting them would reduce their magical powers, were often not faceted.  In fact, it was not until the 1400s that the first rudimentary facets were applied to the gem. Then, in the late 1800s, everything began to change with the discovery of Diamonds in South Africa. Through huge marketing campaigns by the owners of these new deposits, the new kid on the gem block went from being fairly unknown, to unquestionably the global leader within half a century.



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