Blue Sapphire Pink Sapphire Rose Gold Ring
18 karat rose gold ring, centering a light blue Sapphire weighing 1.65 carats, set with 3.34 carats of pink sapphires.
Metal: 18k rose gold
Height: 0.90 in. (22.86 mm)
Width: 0.81 in. (20.58 mm)
Depth: 0.65 in. (16.51 mm)
- Blue Sapphire: weight 1.65 carats, round cut
- Pink Sapphire: weight 3.34 carats carats in total
This one-of-a-kind piece has been hand manufactured by trusted and highly qualified craftsmen according to the best Italian goldsmith tradition using the latest technology. Alex Jona hallmark 404TO guarantees the origin of the product and the precious metal content is confirmed by the official gold hallmarks.
18 Karat Rose Gold
18k (75%) gold is the purest form of gold used for jewelry (pure 100% gold is 24 karats by definition). 18k means that 18 out of the 24 parts that make up the gold are pure gold. The most common hallmark stamps for 18 karat gold are 18K or 750 that indicate 75% gold purity.Rose gold is an alloy also known as pink gold and red gold. Although the names are often used interchangeably, the difference between red, rose, and pink gold is the copper content: the higher the copper content, the stronger the red coloration.
18K red gold means 75% gold and 25% copper. 18K rose gold means 75% gold, 22.25% copper and 2.75% silver. 18K pink gold means 75% gold, 20% copper, 5% silver.
Pink sapphires belong to the corundum family of minerals. They contain traces of iron, titanium, magnesium, copper and chromium that help determine its color. The higher the chromium content, the deeper the pink hue. In some cases, it’s difficult to distinguish a pink sapphire from a ruby. Only a gemologist will be able to make this distinction. The leading producer of natural pink sapphires is Madagascar. Pink sapphires were considered incredibly rare prior to the 1990s when the Madagascar mines were discovered. Pink sapphire mines are also present in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and East Africa.
A pink sapphire’s place of origin doesn’t usually impact its price or value. Many cultures and people believe pink sapphires symbolize trust, loyalty and sincerity. They’re also believed to carry good fortune and intense love.The increase in popularity of pink sapphires has sparked the number of pink sapphire engagement rings on the market. Many brides prefer the unique, feminine color to a white diamond or blue sapphire. For weddings with a blush or baby pink color scheme, pink sapphires are the perfect compliment.
Sapphires are, together with Rubies, the most popular gem varieties of Corundum. With a Mohs scale rating of 9, Corundum is the second hardest mineral, second to diamond. Sapphire is any color of corundum except red (Rubies are red corundum). Vivid, transparent blue is the most rare and prized color. Stones from Kashmir or Burma are often fine quality and are highly coveted. As with rubies, some cabochon cut stones exhibit a cat's eye or 6-rayed star. With a rating of 9 on the Mohs Scale, sapphires are extremely durable and ideal for jewelry. As September's birthstone, the sapphire symbolizes truth, love, wisdom and generosity.