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In earlier ages it was thought that the sky was a huge sapphire on which the earth had been embedded.     Read More

About Sapphire

Sapphire has been admired since antiquity. It's among the three most popular colored gemstones, along with rubies and emeralds. The gemstone's Mohs hardness of 9 makes it durable enough to wear in rings and bracelets, though it also appears in necklaces, earrings and other pieces. Sapphires are transparent enough to allow for faceting, though it's also carved into beads and cabochons.    Read More

History of Sapphire

The word sapphire comes from sapphirus, a Latin word. It is also said to have its origin a Greek word sappheiros, and a Hebrew word sappir. Some linguists have even said that it comes from a Sanskrit word called shanipriya. The word shani means Saturn and priya means dear. Thus, the word shanipriya means dear to Saturn. Once upon a time it used to be one among the 12 precious stones that had been placed on the breastplate used by the High Priest of Israel.  Read More

Variety of Sapphires

Sapphire is primarily available in blue but it is also found in other colours such as yellow, brown, orange, purple, green, and violet. These forms of sapphire are also known as fancy sapphires or parti coloured sapphires.   Read More

Since 1976 I have been Designing and Creating Fine Hand Crafted Jewelry. I have had the privilege of meeting and working with some of the most talented and educated gemstone cutters throughout the world. The sourcing of these gemstones is one of the many facets in the process of creating and executing Fine Hand Crafted Jewelry. This extensive network enables us to find the desired gemstone whether it is a unique Semi-precious Gemstone, a brilliant Ruby or Sapphire or a diamond no matter the size. We respect any and all requests irrespective of size or budget.
Our in house staff of highly skilled craftspeople; specialists in metal work and wax carving, model makers,  jewelers, setters, polishers, CAD design assistants, stone management specialists and quality control all contribute in a team effort which affords us the opportunity to manufacture all our work in our own studio/atelier in the heart of New York of which we are most proud. Although many will claim their studio is full service, in reality there are only a few who can complete all the above mentioned aspects in the manufacturing of Fine Hand Crafted Jewelry.
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