Blue Sapphire & Diamond Ring
Her family came to the shore every year for July and August. Her days were filled with friends, surf, sun, Coppertone… and driftwood fires on the beach after twilight.
The Summer Girl is a relaxed alternative to traditional prong-set rings. The Summer Girl ring is summers off all year long. It’s weekend comfortable casual in both style and function.
In the center, a true blue sapphire, tough, durable and beautiful with two brilliant diamond accents. The gems are secured within a gently curving semi-bezel. The bezels do not entirely circle the gems. This allows the two diamonds to nestle in close to the sapphire resulting a wonderful flow of gem light across the finger.
Bezel-set means no prongs to catch or snag and the gems are locked-in secure. Summer Girl is a comfortable low profile finger hugging active lifestyle ring. Baby safe and glove friendly too. Ready for any of life’s adventures.
The Best Colored Gemstone for Every Day Wear
Gemstone hardness is an important consideration if you intend to wear and enjoy a ring every day. Most people know diamonds, at a hardness of 10, are the ultimate for every day wear. When it comes to colored gemstones, sapphires and rubies (hardness of 9) are the best choice.
Cross’ Passion for Blue Sapphire
Most Jewelers say the darker the better,
We say the bluer the better
People often comment on how blue our sapphires are, how brilliant and pure the color. We believe in blue, pure true blue. True blue is a medium toned blue. True blue is not navy or inky dark. True blue is bright and brilliant. True blue sapphires are shades of blue you can relax into; they calm, comfort and soothe.
If You Love Blue
Many sapphires are simply too dark. Often to see the blue in these sapphires you’d need to stand under intense direct light. In its finest qualities, a blue sapphire should be blue under normal life lighting conditions – home, office, and outdoors; not just under the bright showcase lights of a jewelry store.
Chosen One at a Time
Most jewelers prefer dark sapphires because they are easier to source and easier to match. Our sapphire jewelry starts with the selection of the individual gem. We choose gems one at a time, and evaluate them under different lighting conditions to find the best performing sapphires. The result is a gem which is bright, blue, and brilliant – everything you want in a sapphire. This process takes more time and it results in the best, brightest, and truest bluest sapphire jewelry. The jewelry is then specially crafted to fit the gem.
A Cross Exclusive Design
“I looked around at my local jewelers
and couldn’t find anything like this ring”
People tell us they’ve looked at all their local jewelers and can’t find anything like our designs. They drive from Massachusetts and New York, fly in from Dallas, Texas to Maine just to come and see our active lifestyle rings. We’ve even had people fly into Portland and fly back home the same day, just to be able to get the perfect ring.
We also hear stories from customers saying they showed a picture of one of our designs to a local jeweler and had them make a similar style. A few months or years later they come to us saying they don’t like the copy. They want the original because they want it done right.
We know how challenging it is to reproduce something from a picture. When customers come to us with an image of a design made by someone else, our first recommendation is to work with the original maker. The human eye is highly sensitive. The difference between just right and wrong can be the width of a human hair. Subtleties are important.
If you like a design, stay with the original craftsman. Over twenty-five years we’ve perfected low-set, low-profile, practical, wearable, durable bezel-set diamond ring designs.
We worked for years on getting our Active Lifestyle Designs just right. Subtleties like band weight, proportion, and gem security have evolved into the definitive collection of low profile, comfortable, everyday wear diamond and gemstone rings. The expertise of the diamond setter is crucial to putting it all together and make sure everything about the ring is ready to be loved, worn and enjoyed for a lifetime.
Our jewelers are instructed to take the full measure of time to ensure each job is properly completed. When setting a gem they use a 20x power microscope. Working under this level of magnification means the finished ring is the most secure and beautiful it can possibly be.
A Little Platinum Goes a Long Way
When made in yellow gold, the halo of metal surrounding the gems is platinum. Platinum is the most enduring of the precious metals so this engineering detail makes for a longer lasting, more secure ring.
Comfort Contour Fit
As we craft rings for our Active Lifestyle Collection comfort is an essential component. Every Summer Girl ring has a smooth slightly rounded interior edge for an extra measure of all-day comfort.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do you lose sparkle by surrounding and setting the diamond down into a bezel? This is the question we are asked most often. A diamond cut to the highest standards is just as brilliant set in a bezel as it is in a prong-style set high off the finger. The secret to diamond brilliance is how well the diamond is cut and our diamonds are cut to achieve maximum brilliance.
Can I get the ring in 18K gold? While its possible to make in 18K gold we’ve chosen 14K gold for its hardness and durability. Because these rings are made to be worn and enjoyed during the widest range of activities, the harder 14K gold is the superior choice.
What if I get the ring and don’t like it? Buying a fine gemstone ring is an important purchase and we understand that buying something over the phone or online without seeing it can give pause. Get the ring and if for any reason it’s not quite right you can return it within 30 days for a full refund.*
* Custom-made items and personalized, engraved items are return exceptions.
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