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Name: Rare Red Ruby, From Sea to Shining Sea Ring

Style#: G4657

Precious Metal: 14 Karat Yellow Gold

Gem: Burma Ruby = 6.4×5.5mm oval (1.10 carat)

Gems: 8 Diamonds = .38 carat total weight

Price: $12,650

 

Ring Sizing & Delivery TimeThis ring’s starting size is a 7. If you would like this ring made to a specific size, we generally ship within one week of your order. Click here to see how long we are currently taking to size a ring.

 

When you checkout online, we provide a real-time expected delivery date. Because of the value, and that you must sign for the package, we will call or email you when we are ready to ship to ensure a smooth delivery.

 

If You Need the Ring Faster – simply select in the finger size selection box “No Sizing Yet,  Ship Right Away”. We will ship the ring in its present size. You will have your new ring 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 free set of ring sizers and a prepaid return label to send the ring back to us for final sizing. Read more about ring sizing.

 

Rare Red Ruby, From Sea to Shining Sea Ring

Style #: G4657

 

Exquisite
Burma Ruby Diamond Ring

Here’s what would be nice… if nature created a lot of fine red rubies. Truth, nature was stingy with red. There was (and still is) just one place in the world where awesome breathtaking red rubies occurred, Burma. This red was pure. So pure, that the world stopped in the presence of this gem. It’s a color to behold.

We’re using past tense because once upon a time there were more. As the years have gone by, the really exquisite gems have thinned. Ruby was hard to get from Burma by anyone, anywhere in the world. Then, political troubles came to the country. A number of countries created embargos on gems. America was one of the countries that put a stop to buying Burma rubies. For a few years, the politics of the country improved. In America, we opened the gem-buying window and Cross bought two dozen exquisite gems. One of them was this oval ruby. Then the political situation deteriorated and the gem window closed again.

We held this oval ruby for several years thinking about what we would do with such a fine gem. Then it occurred to us to design it into one of the prettiest rings ever made, the Sea to Shining Sea ring. Sea to Shining Sea sits low and is totally smooth. It has eight diamonds in its east-west wings and with a flaming red center it’s a show-stopper.

This ring’s starting size is a size 7. We can resize the ring down to a 5 ½ or up to an 8 ½. A wide range that will accommodate 90% of all women.

There is just one. Just one! If you like it and your finger will allow, call us. We will size the ring and ship it directly to you. It’s a very pretty ring. She will love it. If you’re uncertain of her finger size, order it anyway if you love it. We will include a set of ring sizers so that you can measure at home. We can size the ring for you after Christmas. It’s important we do the sizing because we are the best and this ring deserves the best.

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Ring Details

Name: Rare Red Ruby, From Sea to Shining Sea Ring

Style#: G4657

Precious Metal: 14 Karat Yellow Gold

Gem: Burma Ruby = 6.4×5.5mm oval (1.10 carat)

Gems: 8 Diamonds = .38 carat total weight

Price: $12,650

 

Ring Sizing & Delivery TimeThis ring’s starting size is a 7. If you would like this ring made to a specific size, we generally ship within one week of your order. Click here to see how long we are currently taking to size a ring.

 

When you checkout online, we provide a real-time expected delivery date. Because of the value, and that you must sign for the package, we will call or email you when we are ready to ship to ensure a smooth delivery.

 

If You Need the Ring Faster – simply select in the finger size selection box “No Sizing Yet,  Ship Right Away”. We will ship the ring in its present size. You will have your new ring 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 free set of ring sizers and a prepaid return label to send the ring back to us for final sizing. Read more about ring sizing.

 

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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
Clipper Ship Journal Entries

 

Read Keith’s Gem Expedition Dispatches

 

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Orders Under $1,000 no signature is required. You may choose FedEx 2-Day Service or US Post Office Priority Mail.

Rings that need to be sized take extra time (See our current sizing time). If ordering a ring, you may select, “No Sizing Yet, Ship Right Away”.

Curbside Pickup is also Available – please give us a call to place your order.

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Orders Over $1,000 – Ship Free by your choice of FedEx Overnight or US Post Office Express. A signature is required on delivery.

Orders Under $1,000– Ship Free by your choice of 2-Day FedEx or US Post Office Priority Mail. No signature required.

30-Day Returns/Exchanges

We design, craft, and create really nice jewelry with amazing gems. Our guarantee, she’ll love your gift. If for any reason she doesn’t… you know you’ve got 30-days for a refund or exchange.

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