Welcome to my shop, The Strands of Time. I hope that you will enjoy browsing through the fine vintage and antique jewelry items in the shop and find something that is special. Please refer to “Terms of Sale” on each page.
Stones created in a lab are chemically, physically and optically identical to those mined underground. They're not gem imitations. Lab-created gemstones are real. They are grown in a laboratory rather than mother earth.
The lab grown padparadscha sapphire in this ring is gem quality and the color that all padparadschas want to be. Natural padparadschas are the rarest of all sapphires and so expensive that most of us will never own one.
The ring is made of 14K yellow gold, is size 6 3/4 and weighs 3.6 grams.
The setting is 5/16 inch north/south x 1/2 inch east/west and sits 1/4 inch off the finger.
The padparadscha is 7.8mm x 7.2mm x6mm and weighs 2.70 carats. It is oval brilliant step cut and top quality.
An earth mined sapphire of this quality would sell for in excess of $1000 per carat.
I have no documentation that this gem is a Chatham pad, a gem quality lab grown padparadscha. If it were a Chatham that weighed 2.70 carats, it would cost about $995 and the best price that I could find a Chatham pad for was $650.00.
The ring is hallmarked "14K" and is in excellent vintage condition.
I am always open to reasonable offers but, if items are reduced or on sale, they are already at the lowest prices.
Thank you for visiting my shop and please come back again. I add new items regularly.
NOTE: I offer lay-a-way services for all items. Please refer to “Terms of Sale” on each page.
14K YG Lab Padparadscha Sapphire Ring Size 6 3/4
$699 $1,398 SALE