Sapphire is the mineral corundum,
hexagonal aluminum oxide. In it's pure state it is colorless.
Sapphire is colored by its impurities. Chromium, when present, can
produce a red color in corundum. Such stones are rubies. All the
other colors except blue are called fancy sapphire.
This 18K gold necklace consists of
56 bezel set sapphires (a few may qualify as rubies) each
surrounded by full drilled seed pearls threaded on a thin 22K gold
wire. The links are connected so that the necklace has an action
similar to a bicycle chain but not so stiff. The clasp is hidden
and has a safety catch .
We also make a bracelet consisting
of about 18 similar units with a hidden clasp. It's a little
different in design in that the bases of the settings conform to
the wrist and the stones are set in the opposite orientation (
landscape vs. portrait).