The Secret to Selecting
The Best Blue Sapphires
The owner of Cross Jewelers shares his thoughts on blue sapphires, how he selects sapphires, and what makes our sapphire collection different from most other jewelers.
We Asked, You Responded
In October of 2020 we reached out to our most faithful email followers seeking their pool of wisdom. We had made this new ring. We loved it. Loved the colors, loved the simplicity. We had several possible names for the ring. We had pages of notes, and discussed and debated what direction to take. Then Stephen said, “This is such an awesome ring. We can discuss this ourselves, or, we can ask our best email followers what they think.” We sent an email to a sampling of 1,500 of you. Below is the email we sent last October.
You Surprised Us
We had 261 responses to our question, “What would you name this ring”. For many, the blue was ocean. We were surprised how many saw lakes. 90% loved the ring. Some were cool about the colors and our design. Several suggested Maine tourmaline for the sides. We naturally thought of that too, however, there are only a limited number of matched pairs of this size in Maine gem tourmaline, so we chose a green gem that matches well. The responses just kept coming so we drew a line at one week. 261 responses is a week’s worth, scroll down to read all 261 responses.
Blueberry was a great name. Land and Sea, and another great name Earth Meets Sky. There were so many awesome names we think perhaps some may lend themselves to other designs we will be creating. We finally decided on Mother Earth. There’s so much discussion about our care and treatment of our planet.
At no time in the history of the world has so much time, effort, and energy been spent thinking about our planet. It appears the sensitivity and delicacy of our home is coming to be appreciated more now than ever before. Just this week, World leaders gathered in Glasgow, Scotland to discuss Mother Earth: how we treat her, care for her, short term, long term. Did they arrive at perfect answers? No, but it has made us all focus on Mother Earth and what we should be doing to be good to her.
The Mother Earth ring has a big blue sapphire in the center representing Earth’s oceans. On the sides we have two green Garden of Eden garnets representing our planet’s lush green lands. The ring is our Newcastle design with gold half bezels safely surrounding and securing the gems. It sits with a low profile comfortably close to the finger. All surfaces are smooth. It’s an easy wear ring.
The Mother Earth ring is for she who cherishes our planet. She who understands the delicacy and balance of our planetary ecology: land, water, plants, animals. This ring is for she who would like a reminder of our good green Earth spinning in space with all our great blue oceans.
Thanks so much to all who wrote,
and thanks so much for your patience.
It’s a really, really pretty ring.
Here are all 261 unedited responses:
- I opened the email, saw the ring..WOW..
- I stared at it for a while, and wondered what does the richness of the colors represent……I came up with green represents passion and blue soulfulness…….so to me the ring should be passion and soul.
- The colors are beautiful together. My wife prefers white gold or platinum, it would be interesting to see these stones set in those metals. The setting allows the striking color contrast to really stand out. The simplicity of the setting really works for this ring in my opinion.
- It exemplifies what I love about Maine – green mountains and pine trees, along with the beautiful blue ocean.
- A perfect combination with the beautiful blue sapphire and the two spectacular tsavorite garnets. A spectacular ring that’s perfect for any occasion.
- I’m not a creative person, so I don’t have a name to offer.
However, I LOVE the setting and the sapphire!!! I’m not a green fan. 🙂 good luck on the name!
- Back to nature and all things beautiful…
- Where land meets the water. It reminds me of traveling down I-95 in MD toward Havre de Grace and looking back at the cliff and seeing this beautiful green pasture and farmland overlooking the Sasquehannah River. As a little girl it was my favorite part of drives south from NJ. I now live in Maine on the Damariscotta River but settings like that led me to want to live in that type of setting.
- This ring has a beautiful combination of vivid colors.
- It is absolutely gorgeous! The colors are so rich and deep and it’s simplicity makes the gems stand out even more. Because of the color combination I would call it Mother Earth.
- The jungle meets the lagoon
- Startling blue, calming green.
- The land and the sea. This encompasses the earth!
- Acadia lakes and mountains ring
- I like it. Different and tasteful.
- Love it. Very classy setting.
Reminds me of grass surrounding the lake. So things takes me to summers as a child walking barefoot in the cold grass then slowly wading the shoreline until you decide to swim. Adore this. ‘Lakeside Stroll’
- Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose ~ from a song by James Taylor
- Where the sky meets the earth – beautiful! Mother Nature at her magical best!
- The deep green hue of the garnets adds a lively warmth to the regal elegance of the blue sapphire against the yellow gold. The bezel and the squared-off band add a modern flair to the traditional three-stone setting and to the classic combination of the sapphire’s blue with the garnets’ green. It is a beautiful ring.
- The colors seem jarring at first. Almost too brilliant. It is hard to see what the impact of the ring is without seeing it on a finger. Frequently, Cross rings have small stones.
- Don’t care for it. Too bright
- Land and sea…what better colors could you find for a new ring from a Maine jeweler? A super simple setting, no fuss, no frills…the colors of the gems just “speak” for themselves. Perfect balance, I think this would be a delight to wear! One of my favorite rings is a custom designed large oval medium pink tourmaline with two side stones of green tourmaline. An unusual combination but this Tourmaline junky loves it! Congratulations on this new design! A super new addition!
- This ring says Maine to me. The blue is the Atlantic and the green the pine and spruce trees of Maine. Not very poetic on my part but that is what I saw as soon as I saw the ring. One of the many harbors or “nooks and crannies” of Maine where green meets blue.
- Love blue and green together
- My first thought was a beautiful spring morning. The bright blue of the sky and the fresh green of the trees and lawns. All new and inviting you to be outside. Of course if you’re lucky enough to live at the beach or at a lake you might be on your deck or dock enjoying these very colors on that spring morning! Beautiful ring!
- Love the colors and simplicity. The first thing the colors remind me of is a peacock, but it’s not showy. So maybe the Shy Peacock?
- Love this!
- Wow! Stunning!
- True, Good, and Beautiful! My favorite colors, sapphire blue & emerald green! Absolutely Stunning…..
- Love it
- “Land and Sea”
- It’s just so pretty. It’s just so magical, Whimsical and Enchanting looking. It’s just lovely. It just makes me smile from ear to ear.
- Too much
- It’s gorgeous. These colors remind me of the ocean and forests of Maine, two natural wonders that make Maine special.
- Reminds me of the deep blue water and the trees (forests) of Maine.
- Beautiful lake in Maine surrounded by pine trees.
Nature, hiking, kayaking.
- True Maine, the essence of Maine with the sparking blue of her ocean, lakes, and sky bordered with the rich green of forests, fields, and mountains. It is also the perfect ring for a mom with a sapphire birthstone and two children with emerald birthstones
(both daughters in my case). Love the ring, but is most likely out of my budget. Thank you for letting me share my thoughts. Having spent 4 years at the University of Maine at Farmington, Maine has a special place in my heart and I truly enjoy your emails.
- Harmony, Tranquility, Heaven & Earth, Dreamy, seas & trees
- Sea Breeze, because the blue reminds me of the ocean and the green trees that sway on the coastal breeze. Garnets are sturdy stones, like the trees and grasses that withstand the sometimes not do so gentle breeze! It is a gorgeous ring!
- Stunning blue sky meets green sea ring.
- OMG THIS RING IS SPECTACULAR!
- Intriguing.. pine trees and Ocean
- Love the setting and stones, but not the 2 colors together. I would prefer Diamonds as the accent stone.
- Reminds me of Mother Earth’s magnificence
- Sea and Sky. My two favorite colors combined into my love of the water and the blue Maine sky!
- My first spontaneous thought on seeing this ring was “watch fire.” We are the guardians of the Earth, who enjoy (and are sustained by its land, sea, and sky.) Semper Vigilans!
- Soothing, regal, serene
- The forest meets the sea. Looking at the sapphire is like looking at the nighted sky eternal. The green garnets are like two green eyes.
- When I opened the email and saw this ring, my reaction was WOW ! The combination of the blue and green is stunning . The setting is strong much like the Captain’s ring. My husband and I live along the seacoast of New Hampshire. One of our favorite walks along the ocean is In the spring. It is that first , crisp day when the sun is brilliant, the sky deep blue and the ocean green. It reminds us that the winter is over and the rebirth of nature has begun. The ring speaks of strength, hope and the promise of the future. And so I would name the ring “HOPE”.
- Land and Sea
- Ocean magic
- Earth, blue and green. Oceans, the sea.
- Where the land meets the sea…
- Deep sea and mountain forest
- I Love the two colors of this new ring as well as the simplicity of it. It’s simple but elegant. I would name the ring “Sky and Garden.”Beautiful
- I think of the sky & grass / heaven & earth!
- sea and sky
- I absolutely love these 2 colors in this ring as well as the design of this ring. The colors remind me of walking through a forest. The setting itself is so natural. It is a beautiful ring!
- Pops, stunning, eye catcher
- This is superb. I love it.
- First impression: Oh my gosh what a strikingly beautiful ring! Name: Field and Stream
- The planet earth surrounded by a green revolution for addressing climate change.
- Love it! I would like to see it in white gold though.
- Love the simplicity of the design and the vibrant colors. Looks like a great everyday ring because of the low profile (my favorite, due to busy lifestyle). Would love to see it in white gold, however.
- When I first looked at the ring, it made me think of nature. It’s a fresh, clean look, that the simple setting really brings out. It’s the ocean with beach grass or the sky over a big field. Thanks, that was fun!
- These two colors in this beautiful ring are especially dear to me. My dad was born in May (emerald) and my mom in September (sapphire). They were married and in love for 70 years. My mom died first and dad passed 10 months later. To me, this ring represents unbroken vows, an enduring, rare love, and lives filled with trust and Intimacy. Endless and forever.
- This isn’t that interesting and I don’t think it will help in your quest for a title and description, but since you asked, I will share my first thought upon seeing the ring. I don’t know if you can say they are the color of my dreams, my mind, my eyes, but I do know that for as long as I can remember when I close my eyes at night to sleep these are the two colors I see flashing and swirling and dancing in my minds eye as I relax and drift off to sleep. These are probably the two most relaxing yet stimulating colors I have known. And this ring, or at least the picture provided, seems to capture the colors perfectly. It’s a little weird, but in a good way. Good luck with you’re responses and I hope you find what you are looking for 🙂
- Blue sky and the green grass.
- wandering eye
- It’s absolutely beautiful. Reminds me of the colors in a peacock tail.
- Earth and Sky
- Sea and sky!- where the two shall meet! Awesome ring.
- The deep rich blue surrounded by the lush green. Reminds of an oasis. So maybe “private oasis” is a good name.
- Hope springs eternal
- I like the setting but not the green and blue stones. The ring is bland for my taste
- That is THE Maine blueberry ring. I lived in Jonesport for 12 years and we were surrounded by wild blueberry fields. When they were raked this is exactly what it looked like. Lots of blue, tiny bits of green. This ring is STUNNING and says Downeast Maine!!!!
- I’m sorry to say my first impression was that I did not like it. I can’t be sure why, these are my favorite colors too, but it seemed like a fail at first sight. The two different stones don’t compliment each other. They fight for my attention. Not what you wanted to hear likely, but I love your store and jewelry, so I wanted to give my honest feedback.
- This ring is a visually arresting unique surprise.
- “Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose, won’t you let me go down in my dreams? (Rock-a-bye, Sweet Baby James)” a line from Sweet Baby James, by James Taylor
- I like it and I don’t like it I think it’s the setting that I really don’t like. Love the stones beautiful colors. As for a name why not simply Circles after the recent mega hit song by Post Malone!
- I love all of your beautiful jewelry, but this ring would not be one of my favorites. Although I love blue esp. I don’t like it paired with green. Would want more contract. Will be interesting to see if others like it. I would name it “Nature”.
- tropical sunshine…the blue of the ocean balanced by a pair of beach-side palms with golden sands
- Likened to an azure blue sky on a clear day as it conjoins the tree-line of a majestic evergreen forest
- This reminds me of the sun shining through a Tiffany stained glass window. Pure and intense.
- Elegant, stunning, professional, wondrous
- Eve and the Garden of Eden….The stones remind me of the sea and water with two trees of life! I LOVE this ring!
- Black Watch -it reminds me of my favorite tartan.
- Land and Sea or Land and Sky. I am writing this on my porch in Kennebunk looking at a bright blue sky framed by pine trees. I also see the deep blue of the ocean with the green of Maine pine trees.
- Immersive colors whose serene depths you can get lost in. Calm and intensity coexisting in an unexpected way.
- Absolutely beautiful! Where the green grass meets blue sky on the most gorgeous of days! This ring embodies all that is good and beautiful on this earth! Thank you!❤️
- Love it!
- A summertime ring — blue skies and green grass!
- Novel. First reaction is “pretty, but so non-traditional don’t know if I’d like it.
- Strong, Strength, Calm before the Storm
- It’s WOW for me. My favorite colors and stones. NORTHERN LIGHT!! I absolutely love the colors.
- Northern Lights. Thanks for letting us comment.
- I absolutely love it! The gorgeous, clear blue of the sky after an end of summer storm or the day after a winter snow combined with the bright green of grass and leaves in the spring!
- Waking up on a bright sunny morning, before leaving for my walk I slip this glorious ring on my finger. As I walk, the stones sparkle in the sun and it reminds me of my father who used blue and green lights on the outside of our house for Christmas. This ring is for old and new memories.
- Eye catching! Love the simplicity of this ring, the colors of royalty without being pretentious. This ring would reflect the vibrancy of the wearer.
- I was swept away by the beauty of this ring
- It is stunning, eye catching, a knockout for sure. This ring is a winner!
- Serenity and balance in a world that no longer makes sense
- The colors are so rich and beautiful. The style is perfect for those colors. It is an eye-catching ring.
- I really think that the green stones greatly detract from the beauty of the sapphire. I would not purchase this ring.
- Mountains and the sea or by the lake shore-definitely water and trees or grass.
- Round pond with spruce
- I absolutely love shades of blue and green together so much, my home is decorated in them. My heart skipped a beat when I saw the ring. I immediately thought of “Seaglass”.
- The deep blue ocean, Bold and beautiful Maine Coast, Pines gently waving
- EARTH AND STARS
- Heaven and Earth. During anxious times and uncertain future, we can always turn to the constant. Beautiful heavens and amazing Earth
- Earth and water. Or grass and sea.
- Forest and Sea
- it looks like a crystal clear lake with woods on each side. Or, it could be ‘the pond’ with England on one side and new england on the other side.
- Love it
- What is the price of this ring? I don’t see it on your website. Beautiful ring!
- At first glance the colour combination is striking, arresting, unusual, requiring more than a glance. There is a depth to the colouring of the stones- one could get lost.
- Earth and sky…
- My first thought when I saw that ring was “wow”!!
- Plain and simple but lovely…not sure about color combination… green with diamond,blue with diamond is more familiar to customer base
- Equal color saturation is very stunning
- The ring is beautiful. I would just call it gorgeous.
- This reminds me of a tidal pool with the cool deep blue of the water swirling around green sea urchins as the water swirls around them.
- Gorgeous colors and setting. Stylish flat edged band
- Looking at this ring, really looking is like a meditation and gives me a feeling of peace and serenity like taking a deep, cleansing breath.
- A regal color combination. The style is so wearable. Gorgeous!
- I like the colors but not the setting its too hard looking , maybe stark is a better word ! I would like to see it with a softer look. For me personally you have much prettier rings. Sorry
- Sea and Sky – A Maine day
- colors are like trees by the sea – a silver ring would hint at sunlight glittering on the water and reflecting off the tree leaves, round settings are like being anchored by the endless cycle of life and death which needs sunlight, water and air.
- The blue reminds me of the color of the ocean, the deep ocean away from the influence of the shore. The green looks like the sea and foam as you are leaving or returning to harbor. Sort of like the full voyage in one ring. My wife loves the color combination.
- Beautiful love the contrasting colirs. Simple but beautiful.
- The colors in this ring transport me to a small, isolated lake in western Maine on a typically beautiful summer day, the brilliant blue of the sky overhead and vivid greens of the trees on the shore reflected side by side in the glass-like water. I break the surface with my oar and glide peacefully to the sounds of the resident loons.
- land and sea. Those were the first two words that popped into my head when I saw this ring. It’s beautiful!
- Paradise Piece or Piece of Paradise? It looks such an amazing ring. Love Sapphire and Tsavorite which happens to be my birth stone and blue my husband’s favorite color and I’m a lover of gold. As is whats the price range and is it available to purchase now?
- Jennies’ Land and Sea Ring would be a great name for this piece. (Jennie or Jenny Wren for a female mariner). It’s beautiful and precious and a piece I wouldn’t mind owning. My husband and I LOVE your jewelry. It is unique, well designed and nothing we’ve seen anywhere else. Keep up your great work!
- Would look better if lighter green, like peridot. Not fond of setting that circles the stone, prefer 4 prong setting that raises stone
- “The Lake” or “Lakeside”, These colors are so beautiful together, just as nature intended!
- forests by the sea or wild blue yonder
- My first thought when I saw this ring was the view from a cottage window onto the Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve In Moody ME. It reminded me of the lush emerald color or the marsh interspersed with the deep blue salt marsh pools as they reflect the open sky. To me the ring is the Magic of the Marsh or perhaps The Rachel in honor of her wonderful work. Thanks for asking!
- Simple. Sparkling. Stunning.
- This ring is quintessential Maine to this “Mainophile.” The greens of the trees, the blues of the waters and sky. This is what your emails are made of – stunning views of Maine that always involve greens and blues in the telling. And every memory I have of visiting this fair state involves these colors. So… these names come to mind… “Memories of Maine” “Bicentennial Beauty” “quintessential Maine” but in looking at the ring, it also reminds me of a cove… Perkins Cove in my case, where the last day of a vacation with my elderly parents from Wisconsin, my mom sat on a comfy bench facing seaward, while Dad and I walked the high path there. I remember the sun dancing on the very blue water that stretched to the horizon, and the green of the trees behind and below us. And the special time with my octogenarian parents (this would be mom’s last trip to Maine). And I remember not wanting to leave. So, another, simpler, name would just be “the cove.” (but you have a Cove Diamond ring, and Cove cufflinks so that may be out) Finally, this reminds me of the passage between two pine islands on a ferry… the ferry from Rockland to Vinalhaven for me. “Safe passage” “safe harbor” denotes the big blue wide center, while the greens provide protection. Not as sexy a name as some others. And, if you really want some “free association” ideas that are less sophisticated, completely devoid of the sentimentality to which I am prone, and more whimsical – this ring is “the perfect blueberry,” right? i know you see it, so I’ll say no more. Thanks for the chance to ramble thru my Maine memories. I plan on making more in October, safely.
- Looks like green eyes and a blue nose to me. Wasn’t the Bluenose a famous schooner? And don’t green eyes denote envy or jealousy? So how about calling it an “envious schooner ring” or a “jealous schooner ring”?
- “Elemental” : Blue/Green, Water/Land.
- Stunning! It reminds me of where the mountains meet the sea (or lake in my area – Lake Champlain)!
- These two colors together remind me of a deep tranquility. Calming blue and green positivity.
- Vivid bright colors. Unusual to see these two stones together. It’s like Mother Earth- sky and grass
- The SEA of Green❤️
- Make the Green stones lighter in color , if possible ! They clash with the Blue sapphire , I think ! ? Lets place the emphasis on the blue color , shall we !? The green color should support the blue color but not take away from it !
- This is a beautiful ring from your collection.
- A strong circular shape frames stones that combine the rich colors of earth, sky and sea, that provide life, beauty and challenge.
Just beautiful, looking at it makes you think of the ocean at high tide when the waves are crashing, and the colors of the waves are green, then blue, then white, then, oh..black.
- I love these 2 colors together, it is looking down from above at a lake surrounded by pine trees in the cool crisp morning air on an early fall day. The air is clean and refreshing, the trees are a resplendent green shimmering in the early morning air. The cool water sparkles, life is good.
- The World around us or Your World, Our World – green earth beneath our feet and the blue sky above us – happy life living between these two elements
- I love the colors together. First thing that came to mind was the lights on the engine Of a train. I know your all about the sea but first impressions. It also reminds me of the lights on a lighthouse
- Deep blue sea and wooded forest – it’s very pretty – that’s all I’ve got😊
- Blue and green: meadow and sky,
Blue and green: palm fronds and ocean
Colors of nature that enlarge our close in trivial concerns
- Endless Summer
- Go to the farm, she said. I’m away. You’ve had a quite a year. I walked from sun up that first day. The fields. The woods. Hemlock peak. Back to the farmhouse. How many other women had walked these trails? How many spent years walking these worn pine floors? building lives? managing careers? raising families? tending the kitchen garden? Where did their weariness go? Barefoot, I ambled to the pond. Two oaks set at either side of sparkling blue. Waking from my slumber under the northern oak, I thought I preferred the ocean. But at this moment, I am swimming in warm solitude. A deep blue pool held by the gentle green arms of patient oaks. Rested and free.
- An ocean or lake between 2 green shores.
- This ring is absolutely stunning. It reminds me of two planets attaching to earth to provide wisdom and hope for humanity. The colors together inspire hope and incite positive change and progress for a world that unites and does not break.
- If I were to look at the earth from above these are the two most prominent colors I would expect to see.
- Grass and sky
- I don’t care for the two deep colors together. It is striking and if someone can afford many pieces of real jewelry, they’d have a very striking piece that many would notice and ask about.
- makes me happy, birthstone of late husband & birthstone of mentally handicapped nephew
- Memories of Maine
- Blue skies and green trees……..My favorite colors to combine in my quilts as well. Awesome!
- It is absolutely beautiful. I can’t wear rings anymore due to arthritis – I wish I could. The name that came to mind instantly is “Acadia” – the trees, the sea. Whatever the name, it is a beautiful ring.
- earth and sky
- The bold and the beautiful! (I am not a daytime television watcher, but this is the first thing that popped into my head!) The colors of this ring are just stunning! Your sapphire pieces all look amazing.
The colors augment each other
The stones made for this ring and the ring for these stones
- Why don’t you play off Maine’s motto, to wit
Deep Blue Sapphire ring offset by Two Green Maine Tourmaline – the way A Cross Jeweler’s ring should be?
- It made me gasp and think out loud, “That’s my ring!”
- Being fortunate enough to live on the coast of Maine, the blue-green colors of this ring naturally remind me of the ocean. Every time I look at the Maine ocean it evokes a different color. I’m sure this ring will do the same depending on how light hits it or the time of day. This is one of the reasons why I love natural gem stones. This ring is lovely and I would call it the “Ocean Light” ring.
- It is just beautiful! 🌲
- Maine as it is. Blue as the ocean, green as the trees, gold as the sunset.
- It reminds me of mountains and the waters of Maine. The deep greens of the woods and the beautiful blue of the waters
- I am not will about the color combination. Call me old fashioned
- The ring is simple and dramatic. One’s eye follows the dynamic between the squared-off band and round, intensely colored stones in their flat setting. The sizes of the stones–one large blue flanked by smaller green stones of equal intensity–adds bounce to the piece. This is strong design.
- Vivid! Two of my most favored primary colors!
- The colors are beautiful together, however, I do not care for the setting
- Not my favorite combination of designs that you have done!
- This ring totally speaks of Maine. On a variant flag of the state is a blue anchor against a tall green pine. The center stone, the anchor of the ring, represents the beautiful blue skies & seas. The green stones represent the majestic green pines.
As I write this, I can almost smell the salty sea breeze and fresh pine. Almost. I love Maine. While my home is in Ohio, a piece of my heart is always in Maine.
Sea, sky and pine. What more could you ask for? Beautiful design.
- Love the colors! Call it “Land and Sea” collection (due to the beautiful rich colors)
- The colors of Maine.
- Would love to see you use green Maine tourmaline. “Seas and trees” reflects Maine’s 2 industries and attractions.
- I absolutely love these two colors in the same ring, complimenting each other with vibrant rich color. When I opened your email and first saw the ring I immediately thought of the ocean as the ocean is often an unconscious combination of the two. I was trying to think of possible names for this piece and several came to mind: Ocean’s Tide, Ocean Scape, and Sea Scape. I would never have thought to put these stones together, but it works!
- The ring says “Evening” to me.
- “Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose.” Sweet Baby James.
- As beautiful as the woman wearing it
- Perfect pairing. My 2 favorite gems together is perfect. My husband asked what I would name it and all I said was “Mine”
- This is a deep cool lake flanked by dense forests. I can imagine hiking through the forest, tired and sweaty, and suddenly the forest opens up to an expansive blue lake – just waiting for me to dive in.
- Morning in Ceylon
- Earth’s Bounty Ring. The deep blue of the oceans. The deep green of the rainforests. Sourced from the other side of the world.
- Land and Sea
- Strong,bold colors in a sturdy ring,this is something to wear every day. I could do dishes,garden,scrub a sink,go to lunch,,get dressed up and go to dinner or dancing. Perfect,pretty,practical
- The colors are all Maine – deep green forests and blue oceans that mesmerize. Forests & Sea. These bring calm and relaxation to all who truly let in their beauty. This is a gorgeous ring!
- Not my favorite color combination.
- If ever there were an official “State of Maine” ring, this would be it! The view of the deep blue ocean from a point of land or perhaps an inlet, framed by evergreen trees. I can smell the fresh salt air and feel the cool forest. I remember as a kid the quick peeks of ocean in between the trees as we traveled to my grandmother’s cottage at South Harpswell. Each signaled how close we were and the excitement grew as we drew closer. The blue ocean framed by dark green fir, spruce of pine trees… to grandmother’s camp we go.
- When I look at this ring I think of the Northern Lights, blue hydrangeas, or a lake house in Maine.
- Vivid colors I think if I was to wear it it might say Oh is this a mother’s ring or do the colors have a significance to me?
- Earth and sky, eternally connected. Our green earth, northern and southern hemispheres. and the intense blue sky of our imagination. Universally enjoyed.
Gorgeous! Put my email in for a raffle of this awesome ring.
- mismatch colors
- Land and Sea. That’s what I think about when I look at this ring. The earth is 71% water. In Maine, that percentage seems higher when you venture through one of the beautiful coastal forests and woodlands where the green meets the blue. As if that wasn’t enough stunning scenery, Maine is blessed with blue, sparkling rivers and lakes with green meadows and woods surrounding these inland waterways once traversed by Native Americans. Land and Sea. A grassy, seaside lawn bordered by sea roses or a dewy, lakeside meadow with patches of lupine; the green meets the blue. Land and Sea. That is this ring.
- Evergreens & the sea
- First, it’s beautiful, simple and classic. Second I see golden sand, endless green fields and the incredible blue of the oceans.
- Northern Light, Night/Day
- This is LOVELY. I love it’s simplicity and the bezels surrounding all three
stones. The band is perfect in size and shape.
- This ring is one of my favorite silhouettes and the color combination is fresh and new. It takes the basic three stone look to a new place – relaxed and fun! The Blue and green combination reminds me of the sea and I wish I was by the shore right now. Love it!
- The green throws me off. Too dark next to this sapphire. Maybe it would grow on me over time as I do like the concept of land and sea in one ring.
- Aqua Deco
- For the beauty of the earth both land and sea
- The ocean surrounded by the forest, the perfect scenario, and the epitome of Maine
- Earth and Sky Heaven and Earth
- September in Maine!😊. The crisp cool air, bright blue sky, lush canopy of green trees , and clarity of light that signals the approaching end of another precious summer!
- The blue of the sky, the green green grass, and the golden sun! This ring brings nature to your finger and into your heart always! xo
- Blueberry Island-Summers in Maine, Waves lapping, Tiny treasures discovered beneath the green leaves,To hold forever when winter howls
- The green of the earth surrounded by the blue of the oceans and skies, set within a circle (or world) of gold.
- I want one. Now, my thoughts about it.
Land & Sea.
The colors allow you to fall into the ring. Style is perfect for everyday wear. Would be gorgeous with a diamond eternity band fitted around the stones.
- Spring rain, the seasons first grass.
Sparkling blue skies. Adore these colors together. Awaken Spring promises Refresh Refreshed Spring Gifts Renewed Rejoice
- The first thing that came to mind seeing the two colors, blue and green, was boating on the blue water with the green lights guiding boat into port!
- 1.”As the Earth meets the Sky”
2. “Two if By Land and One if by Sea” ( a twist of the words, ” One if by Land, Two if By Sea”)
- Bright Beauty
- Summer in Maine…beautiful skies, water, mountains, trees, fields, etc…
- Lands of green, seas of blue, oh, how very much I love you.
- Beautiful it looks like Maine the ocean in-between of the green pine landscape.
- Very simple with clean lines. Reminds me of the blue ocean surrounded by two green islands to be worn all the time. Simple styling, but so elegant.
- The sky surrounded by two evergreen trees
- The Greecian Coast in a Ring. As vibrant as the medditerran and as stunning as the bright green vineyards
- Lakes and mountains, trees and sky, ocean and islands, treasured sea glass, land and sea, heaven and earth – all of these come to mind in this beautiful ring
- Warm, intense
- My two favorite colors. It’s soothing to look at.
- The most beautiful colors on earth!
- The Earth Ring
- Fine. Personally preference.
I have a sapphire with two smaller diamonds on either side, as my engagement ring.
- “Summer Connection”- The green grass of summer connects with the blue ocean and blue sky makes a perfect match for relaxation.
- This ring is beautiful….the color intensity of the two gems matches perfectly! I look forward to your emails daily, love your original designs.
Someday…I’ll be a “Gibson girl” that’s my favorite.
- The ring is exquisite! The color combination is rich and elegant looking.Still that beautiful low profile charm!
- A stunning mixture of colors. Beautiful!
- It is, perhaps the eye of an intruder from space, or another civilization.
- Oceans Away. Or, Oceans Apart. I moved from New England to Texas two years ago. This is how I feel sometimes when I think of days living near the ocean. I miss the water and feel Oceans Away or Oceans apart from it.
- Not crazy about mixing such a beautiful sapphire with a semi precious stone and don’t really like the color combo.
- I think it is jewel colored. Vibrant.
- Acadia – the beautiful National Park with Pine Evergreens and beautiful ocean- green & blue. The Porcupine Islands – just beautiful Maine.
The Secret to Selecting
The Best Blue Sapphires
The owner of Cross Jewelers shares his thoughts on blue sapphires, how he selects sapphires, and what makes our sapphire collection different from most other jewelers.