Red Stars...rubies and sapphires might seem to be different stones, but actually are both corundum. In its pure form, the sapphire is colourless; the various shades of sapphire (blue, green, yellow, pink, red) take their hues from the presence of trace elements. Titanium and iron in the right proportions will produce the deep blue one thinks of as "sapphire"; chromium will tint corundum red, with shades varying from pale pink to the deep red one thinks of as "ruby". The sapphires in this ring set have an undertone of burnt orange, which gives them fire and depth, and so I call them red sapphires (and not rubies)...a rose by any name....
The stones, which weigh approximately .35 carats each and are 4mm in diameter, sparkle like red stars. I have tube-set the stones in fine silver, and fabricated the double bands from argentium silver stock. Finally, I gave the rings a soft-sheened finish, allowing some of my tool marks to show and some patina to remain, because I wanted this set to reflect its genesis in my hands.
This set comprises three rings, which are designed to be worn together, although each is beautiful on its own. Perhaps you will wear them as a triad, or keep one and gift the others to your sisters-in-heart. If you prefer three gift boxes, just let me know.
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