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Home Shop Maine Tourmaline And Other Maine Gems Green Maine Tourmaline set in the Tide’s Edge Ring Design

Ring Details

Name: Tide’s Edge

Item#: G3440

Precious Metal: 14K Yellow Gold

Maine Tourmaline: 1.33 carats (8x6mm oval)

Diamonds: 2 = .06 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. If you would like this ring made to a specific size, we will ship within one week of your order.

When you checkout online, we provide an 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.

Green Maine Tourmaline set in the Tide’s Edge Ring Design

Item #: G3440

Somewhere at the edge of an August beach of your childhood, a tide pool shimmers in the summer heat, its cool, clear water surrounding your ankles. Beneath its surface, starfish, sea urchins, and tiny crabs dream mysteries of the deep.

As a kid I spent my summers on a white sand beach on the coast of Maine. There was a tidal river with saltwater marshes at one end of the beach, and cliffs, rocks and tide pools at the other end of the beach with a quarter mile of white beach sand between. From my youth I have walked the tide line many hundreds of times feeling the pulse and flow of rise and fall, wind and waves, and spent hundreds of hours in the tide pools at the cliffs.

Tide pools were bath tub to swimming pool-size, walkable, wadeable, sometimes swimmable, real world aquariums with starfish, sea urchins, limpets and lady slippers, kelp and seaweed, fish, crabs, and baby lobsters. They were places of endless fascination. We often stayed so long we would be there as the tide came in and flooded into our water world with cold, fresh Atlantic saltwater.

The Tide’s Edge Ring is the advancing edge of the tide line as it sweeps in across sand beach and rock lined shore side pools. We place a colored gem in the center with two accent diamonds on either side. Our two favorite gems are blue sapphire and green Maine tourmaline.

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Ring Details

Name: Tide’s Edge

Item#: G3440

Precious Metal: 14K Yellow Gold

Maine Tourmaline: 1.33 carats (8x6mm oval)

Diamonds: 2 = .06 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. If you would like this ring made to a specific size, we will ship within one week of your order.

When you checkout online, we provide an 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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Maine Tourmaline

 

A Maine Story
An American Gem

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.

100% Natural

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.

Real Pricing
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.

There’s Still Time!

Curbside Pickup – Give us a call by noon, December 24th to arrange a curbside pick-up. Bring your sleigh into Portland and we’ll load it with jewelry gifts. Pickup is available until 4pm Friday, December 24th.

For curbside pickup, please give us a call to place your order.

Shipping Details

Orders Under $1,000 – Free shipping via FedEx (allow 4 business days). You can upgrade to overnight delivery for $20.

Orders Over $1,000 require a signature on delivery and ship your choice of free FedEx Overnight or US Post Office Express.

By providing us your e-mail address, you will receive tracking information on the progress of your delivery once it is shipped.

 

Free Shipping Details

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.

90-Day Returns/Exchanges

Our extended ninety days, for a small business, is almost unheard of. Truth is, we shop for gifts too, and rather than scrambling at the last minute and feeling the tension of time, we like this more relaxed approach. We wish everyone did something like this… it would be a kinder, gentler world.

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