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Name: From Sea to Shining Sea

Item#: CMT2071

Precious Metal: 14K Yellow Gold

Blue Sapphire: 1.44 carat (7×5.6mm oval)

Diamonds: 6 = .29 carat total

 

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.

From Sea to Shining Sea Blue Sapphire & Diamond Ring

Item #: CMT2071

In some part of my romantic imagination I can see myself 150 years ago as crew on an American Clipper Ship. The work is hard, days are long, the food is awful. There are moments after passing the tip of South America and heading north into the Pacific, the ocean is warming, sun on water and waves and the Pacific lies before us stretching to China. This is the sea I see as I look at this ring…

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Ring Details

Name: From Sea to Shining Sea

Item#: CMT2071

Precious Metal: 14K Yellow Gold

Blue Sapphire: 1.44 carat (7×5.6mm oval)

Diamonds: 6 = .29 carat total

 

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.

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From Sea to Shining Sea

Blue Sapphire & Diamond Ring

From Cross’s Clipper Ship Trade Wind Collection

 

In some part of my romantic imagination I can see myself 150 years ago as crew on an American Clipper Ship. The work is hard, days are long, the food is awful. There are moments after passing the tip of South America and heading north into the Pacific, the ocean is warming, sun on water and waves and the Pacific lies before us stretching to China. This is the sea I see as I look at this ring. I listen to the waves at the bow, can feel the push from the sails and the surge of the ship into the waves. I can taste and smell the salt in the air. I like this ring. I believe this is one of the 50 best rings ever made. Ergonomically smooth, low, natural, comfort-fitting. Sapphire is set east – west. Diamonds trail at the sides like a wake. Sapphire from Southeast Asia, ring handmade in America.

From Sea to Shining Sea Style

Think seaside. Shoulder seasons May and October. The sun is low in the sky. The ocean is a blaze of glittering white sunlight. Further out to sea, the ocean is brilliant blue. This ring is as sweet as any perfect day in spring or fall. 2/3 bezel-set, east-west roval sapphire, low profile. Ends of long oval open to graduated brilliant diamonds, gracefully tapered down each side.

The Gems

Blue sapphire – Blue sapphire usually comes from Southeast Asia. It’s a color nature feels generous with in this part of the world. We love blue, particularly blue that shows well after the sun goes down. We tend toward a lighter brighter true blue color in all of our sapphire pieces.

Diamonds – world sourced, cut in Belgium. Well-cut with a full complement of 58 facets, rating a 3 on our quality cut scale. Nice white color, beautifully matched. Hardness 10.

 

About the Trade Wind Collection:

Where does inspiration come from? Where do the creative sparks for design begin? For Cross’ new Trade Wind Jewelry Collection, we find ourselves drawn into the story of Captain John Henry Drew, from Gardiner, Maine. Born in 1834, he grew up the son of a Ship’s Carver, and went to sea at the age of 15, eventually becoming Captain of a series of clipper ships, and traveling from New York to China and back home, when that voyage took more than seventeen months.

Instead of carving or knotting or other hobbies that were characteristic of sailors, this mostly self-educated man read books, memorized details from newspapers, and wrote about his journey—his literal and his inner journey. His hand-written and personally illustrated journals tell us of his longing for Maine, for his family, and for “making something of himself”. He is very much like you and me, and it makes his story that much more compelling. He savors apples from home, as tasting better than apples from anywhere else. He imagines the scene he might see looking in the window at home, where his family sits, and he chastises himself for not getting more done at home when he was there.

The jewelry in our Trade Wind Collection is made by his great-great-great grandson, Keith. This young man went to sea as well, at age 18. As part of his service to the US Navy, his travels took him to many of the same places his great-great-great grandfather’s clipper ships visited. Keith also had a hobby unconventional for sailors— he had a fascination for gems and he studied gemology. He studied so that when his service was completed, he could become a jeweler. As Keith traveled the world, he collected exquisite gems, and after leaving the service and returning home, he mastered the art of fine jewelry making.

It is now decades later. We met Keith for the first time in March, 2014. We were impressed with his jewelry, and as we talked further, discovered he had a clipper ship sea captain ancestor and became intrigued with the parallels of his journey in life with that of his sea captain forebear.

The parallels in the two stories are expressed in the jewelry itself—the exotic colors, the flow of the designs, the attention to detail which is something passed down in this family—whether it is to protect the ship, its cargo and its crew, or to create a design that will last and protect its valuable gems, giving the wearer the same pleasure we experience when a ship at full sail goes by. You can’t help but stop and exclaim, “Isn’t that beautiful?”

We were hooked by this story, and by the jewelry. We think you will be too. In fact, we’re posting pages from Captain Drew’s journals from the Voyage of the Franklin in 1868. Take a few minutes to join in the journey, and think of those you love most, and rejoice if they are right there with you.

Read the Captain’s Journal Entries

Keith’s Gem Expedition Dispatches

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Returns/Exchanges

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.

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