Using Sapphires in Jewelry

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For centuries, sapphires have been associated with royalty and romance. A striking stone, its intense color can be used to enhance the vibrance of any piece – or command just as much attention on its own. These three pieces all feature blue sapphires accented with diamonds.

The ring features aΒ  3.81 carat unheated sapphire center stone, surrounded by 1.8 carats in diamonds. The band is made from antique platinum with yellow gold prongs as an additional detail. Quality sapphires are known for their rich velvety texture within a dark blue or almost violet color. In this piece, the blue works as a powerful focal point with the surrounding diamonds accentuating the viewable quality of the stone.

The earrings each feature a 3 carat unheated sapphire center stone, surrounded by 2.4 carats in diamonds and platinum deco mountings.

The sophisticated design and deco influence allows the sapphires to stand out, while the clarity of the diamonds allows the focus to remain on the deep blue.

Contrary to the ring and earrings, the Tiffany & Co. bracelet takes a much more delicate approach. It features approximately 4.50 carats of sapphires, approximately 4 carats in diamonds and platinum mountings. The traditional design of the bracelet is lightly accented by the stones and rather than having one major focal point, the stones work together to form an elegant wrist piece.

David Webb Inspired Diamond Ring

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At Poli Trading Company, one of the things we pride ourself on is the option of creating a custom design.

We custom made this piece using stones from our inventory, including a 4.15 carat diamond for Β the center stone, and approximately 2.83 carats worth of diamonds for the sides.

This piece was inspired by a David Webb ring which recently went to auction at Christie’s in New York. The original ring’s design spoke to us in its simplistic, yet unique style.

David Webb was a jewelry creator and designer of David Webb rings, bracelets and necklaces. Although his signature work was influenced by animals and nature and utilized bold color and animal motifs, he also incorporated carved crystal, diamonds, and precious colored gemstones and pearls into his more simplistic and modern designs.

Feel free to contact us for custom work or inquiries.