Ring Style: Sweetgrass
Precious Metal: 14K Yellow Gold
Blue Sapphire: 2.77 carats (7.1×6.9mm AC)
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 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.
If the sky could be this blue…If the ocean could be this blue… Truth, this gem, this color is the standard of excellence for blue on Planet Earth. It is the best blue in our galaxy. The gem was pretty before we set it. It’s an other-worldly blue now that it is set. The cutting is spot-on perfect, capturing all the flashes of blue more piercing than the light on a police car (in Maine, our police cars have blue lights). Every time I look at this ring, it stops me…it’s hard to believe anything could be so perfectly blue.
The ring design is Sweetgrass. A woven natural herb, now translated into gold. The sapphire is half-moon-set…solid, safe, secure, low profile, comfy, smooth…this is a once-in-a-lifetime ring. We’ll adjust the size to fit you perfectly.
I went on an archeological dig to a peninsula in Mid-coast Maine. It was with the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor. From our location, we could see across Frenchman’s Bay and see the profile of Cadillac Mountain. It was a 500-year-old native American site. Our group of fourteen found broken arrowheads and eight colored enamel trade beads of European origin. The beads were the big discovery of the dig because they established evidence of contact of two cultures. You might say there are several chapters in the novel that centers around the colored beads. I remember the head archeologist being really excited about the story the colored beads told.
Back at the Abbe Museum, I bought a strand of woven sweetgrass. I brought it back to the store and the following week we made our first Sweetgrass ring. It’s a solid, serious design made to last several lifetimes. The sapphire is to die for. The richness of blue and its brilliance against the yellow gold woven design is awesome.
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.
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. You may choose free FedEx Overnight or US Post Office Express.
Rings that need to be sized take extra time (one week). If ordering a ring, you may select, “No Sizing Yet, Ship Right Away” and your order will arrive according to the shipping schedule shown above.
Curbside Pickup is also Available – please give us a call to place your order.
Orders Over $1,000 – Ship Free by your choice of FedEx Overnight or US Post Office Express. A signature is required on delivery.
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.