Ring Style: Elizabeth Islands
Precious Metal: 14K Yellow Gold
Gem: 7.6x6mm Green Maine Tourmaline
Ring Sizing & Delivery Time The majority of our rings are size 6.5 to start. Remarkably, this size fits 30% of all women perfectly. If you would like this ring made to a specific size, please allow two weeks for delivery. We will call or email you when it’s ready to ship.
If You Need it Faster – select “No Sizing Yet, Ship Right Away” in the finger size selection box. We will ship the ring in its present size. You will have it in a few days, boxed, bowed and ready for presentation.
After receiving your ring, if you find it needs additional adjustment, give us a call and we will mail you a special set of ring sizers and a free prepaid return label to send the ring back to us for final sizing. Read more about ring sizing.
For You and a Granddaughter Someday
Elizabeth Islands is a great ring. You can wear it anytime of day, any place you choose. Low profile, easy, smart, solid, safe, secure, and comfortable too. Elizabeth Islands is a ring so well made you can wear it your lifetime and pass it on to a granddaughter someday.
Elizabeth Islands Ring
Your perfect place on Earth. Snug harbor. Secure anchorage. Sea breeze has settled. Home safe. Night has come. A full moon rises. Sparkly light on the ocean. Boat gently rocking. Here at the end of the chain…your perfect place on Earth. Pure, smooth, polished gold. New England Coastal Casual Styling – tourmaline set low, smooth, safe, secure. No prongs to catch. It’s comfortable, beautiful, and functional.
East to West
Ancient Roman Jewelry Wisdom
While touring the antiquities section at the Met a number of years ago we were struck by the number of rings designed east to west – that is, the gem or design going across the finger. Up to that point most rings we made and nearly all other jewelers made, the gem was featured north to south along the length of the finger. What did the ancients know that we had forgotten?
Upon returning to the store we played with the “east to west” concept and began setting more ovals, emeralds, and cushion-cut gems this way. Our customers responded. East-west set gems took off. They have a natural eye pleasing effect. It’s a more comfortable casual look that fits perfectly with today’s lifestyles.
The Elizabeth Islands
Everyone knows and loves Cape Cod. Millions visit the Cape every year. Far fewer know the Elizabeth Islands, a magical chain of islands swept to the west from the lower Cape.
First discovered in 1820 and subsequent finds over the years, put Maine on the world map as a source for high quality tourmaline gems. A major discovery in 1972 on Plumbago Mountain in Newry, Maine cemented Maine as a significant world source of fine tourmaline gemstones.
Cross recognized the historical significance of this find and began working closely with the miners of these magnificent gems. The close partnership continues today with the ongoing discoveries in Maine’s western mountains.
We’ve been to the mines. We know the miners. We know the gem cutters. We guarantee our tourmaline to be from Maine and 100% natural. Cross maintains the largest collection of fine Maine tourmaline jewelry in the world.
Window of Opportunity
Nearly fifty years has passed since the major 1972 tourmaline find in Newry, Maine where they found 3.5 million carats of tourmaline crystals. Over the years we bought more than we sold knowing that gem finds don’t last forever. There are now colors, sizes, and shapes that are extremely rare and in some cases no longer available. If you see something you love it’s best to act quickly. There’s no guarantee another like it exists.
Case in point: In 2007 there was a find of tourmaline in Newry, Maine called Eureka Blue. People loved the color. The gems sold quick, but the find was small and the mining only lasted a few seasons. By 2013 all the large Eureka gems had sold. We still get calls from people who are now ready to buy. What they want, however, simply does not exist.
Gem finds are rare, especially in North America. Maine tourmaline is a piece of Maine and American history, it’s a connection to place, an exquisite creation of nature. Today, there is a rare opportunity to own a bit of Maine/American pride and heritage, in choosing a piece of Maine tourmaline jewelry.
Shop with Confidence
Since 1908, Cross Jewelers has maintained a guiding philosophy of our founder William Cross to use the very best gems and precious metals in order to create fine well-made jewelry. William also believed in putting the best most conservative price on everything he created. We continue that tradition today.
Providing the markets remain stable, the price you see today is the price you’ll see next week or next month. In over 100 years we’ve never had a sale. All our prices are real so you can shop online or in our store with confidence.
Prompt free delivery is offered on all purchases shipped to mailing addresses within the United States.
Purchases under $1,000 are shipped free FedEx (please allow 4 business days for delivery). Upgraded to expedited delivery for $20.
Purchases over $1,000 are shipped free overnight. A signature is required on delivery.
Need a delivery to arrive on a specific day? Ask, we can arrange that. Would it be more convenient to deliver to your business address or directly to the recipient? We can do that too.
By providing us your e-mail address, you will receive tracking information on the progress of your delivery once it is shipped.
Orders Under $1,000 – Ship Free FedEx to arrive within 4 business days. Upgrade to overnight for $20.
Orders Over $1,000 – Ship Free FedEx Overnight or US Post Office Express. A signature is required on delivery.
Any purchases you make on or after February 20th, through March, April, May and June 2021, we are extending our Cross return or exchange date to the 4th of July, 2021 or 30 days beyond your purchase date, whichever gives you more time.