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In my second post of goodies from Tucson, I'll share some amazing sapphires (all ethically sourced, of course)...
A few have been used already in some new designs, but most are still available.
Feel free to email me for more information!
unheated montana sapphire
 These 4.8mm Montana sapphires are especially rare because they are totally untreated.
(Most sapphires are heat treated to bring out more colors.)
Stone ID #s 16001-16003
green australian sapphire
 These 5mm Australian sapphires have some lovely flashes of green.
Stone ID #s 16004-16006
australian sapphire
 Another 5mm Australian sapphire with a nice blue-green hue.
Stone ID # 16007
fair trade yellow sapphire
 Some 5mm yellow sapphires from Malawi.
Stone ID #s 16008-16009
fair trade australian sapphires
 Some 5mm yellow sapphires from Australia.
Stone ID #s 16010-16013
portugese cut sapphire
 A 6mm Portugese cut sapphire from Malawi.
Stone ID # 16014
zoned sapphire
 A 6mm Portugese cut sapphire from Malawi.
Stone ID # 16018
 
fair trade green sapphire
 A 6mm Portugese cut green sapphire from Malawi.
Stone ID # 16019
 
fair trade sapphire
 A 6mm Portugese cut sapphire from Malawi.
Stone ID # 16020
 
malawi blue sapphire
  A 6.25mm Portugese cut sapphire from Malawi.
Stone ID # 16021
 
montana sapphire
   A 6.75mm Portugese cut sapphire from Montana.
Stone ID # 16022
 
trillion sapphire
  A 6.5mm trillion cut sapphire from Malawi.
Stone ID # 16023
 
ethical montana sapphires
 5.5mm and 6.0mm sapphires from Montana
Stone ID #s 16024-16027
ethical purple sapphire
   A 5.1mm purple sapphire from Sri Lanka.
Stone ID # 16028
 
ethical sapphire
A 5.2mm teal sapphire from Madagascar.
Stone ID # 16029
ethical green sapphire
A 5.3mm green sapphire from Madagascar.
Stone ID # 16030
periwinkle blue sapphire
 A 5.5mm periwinkle blue sapphire from Sri Lanka.
Stone ID # 16031
 
fair trade blue sapphire
 A 5.5mm periwinkle blue sapphire from Sri Lanka.
Stone ID # 16032
 
fair trade purple sapphire
 A 5.5mm purple sapphire from Sri Lanka.
Stone ID # 16033
 
conflict free sapphire
  A 5.75mm purple sapphire from Sri Lanka.
Stone ID # 16034
 
square sapphire fair trade
  A 6mm periwinkle blue sapphire from Sri Lanka.
Stone ID # 16035
 
rose cut sapphire
A rose cut sapphire.
 
sapphire slices
Sapphire slices.
 
Most of the pics in today's post are of existing rings that I re-photographed recently with my succulent collection as an interesting backdrop. I don't have time today to post links to the Etsy listing for each ring, but leave a comment if you want more info and I will dig that up for you!
Chatham alexandrite with recycled sterling silver and recycled 14k yellow gold
Moissanite with recycled 14k palladium white gold
Moissanite with recycled 14k yellow gold
Fair trade pink sapphire with recycled 14k yellow gold
Green moissanite with recycled 18k palladium white gold
Forever Brilliant moissanite with recycled 950 palladium
Forever Brilliant moissanite with recycled 14k white gold
Forever Brilliant moissanite with recycled 18k yellow gold
Forever Brilliant moissanite with recycled 14k rose gold
Forever Brilliant moissanite with recycled 950 palladium
Forever Brilliant moissanite with recycled 14k yellow gold and recycled 950 palladium
Forever Brilliant moissanite with recycled 14k yellow gold and recycled 950 palladium
Forever Brilliant moissanite with recycled 14k rose gold
Forever Brilliant moissanite with recycled 14k rose gold 
Moissanite with recycled 14k yellow gold 
Moissanite with recycled 14k yellow gold 
Moissanite and Chatham sapphire with recycled 14k yellow gold
Fair trade sapphire with recycled 950 palladium
Fair trade sapphire with recycled 14k yellow gold
Fair trade sapphire with recycled 14k yellow gold
Fair trade sapphire with recycled 18k yellow gold
Fair trade sapphire with recycled 14k palladium white gold
Fair trade sapphire with recycled 14k yellow gold
Zultanite with recycled 14k rose gold
Aquamarine with recycled 14k yellow gold
Forever Brilliant moissanite with recycled 14k rose gold
Spessartite garnet with recycled 14k yellow gold
Forever Brilliant moissanite with recycled 14k yellow gold and recycled 950 palladium
Fair trade pink sapphire and moissanite with recycled 14k rose gold
Rose cut colored diamond with recycled 14k rose gold
Forever Brilliant moissanite with recycled 950 palladium
Forever Brilliant moissanite with recycled 950 palladium
Forever Brilliant moissanite with recycled 14k yellow gold and recycled 950 palladium

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