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Ring Details

Name: The Schooner

Style#: CMT2326

Precious Metal: 14K White Gold

Gems: 3 Blue Sapphires = 2.04 carats total weight

Gems: 6 Diamonds = .26 carat total weight

Price: $2,960.00


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.


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The Schooner Blue Sapphire & Diamond Ring

Style #: CMT2326

The Schooner
Blue Sapphire and Diamond Ring

We had sailboats and motorboats, never one this big. They had mahogany decks, masts, lines, and sails. I remember age six, coming home from a day of sailing. Sun low in the sky, the wind strong, the waves bigger than in this photo, the cool fresh breeze, salt spray, the taste of salt, the boat leaning close to the water. This is where the blood in your veins is replaced by salt water. This is where the blue of the sea becomes the color of life. This is where you swear without actually saying anything, you will always be near the sea…always.

Working Together

We chose blue gem sapphire for its color of the sea. We make only a few blue sapphire Schooner rings each year, because the gems must match in color, must match in cutting, and size of gems and their relationships to one another must be spot on. Acquire this ring and go sailing whenever you wish.

An Awesome Day of Sailing

A dozen times a summer, I’m out working on the land, I look up, and there is a schooner 500 feet offshore. Not three or four miles out, but right there sailing by. It’s a gift of grace, beauty, and harmony that this goddess of the sea with its white sails as free as the wind is sailing by. Who knows the destination of all onboard? Who knows what hopes, wishes, dreams, and desires will be fulfilled on this voyage? Who knows what adventures await?

Goddess of the Sea

The Gems

Blue sapphires – Blue sapphire usually comes from Southeast Asia. It’s a color nature feels generous with in this part of the world. We love blue, particularly blue that shows well after the sun goes down. We tend toward a lighter brighter true blue color in all of our sapphire pieces.

Diamonds – world sourced, cut in Belgium. Well-cut with a full complement of 58 facets, rating a 3 on our quality cut scale. Nice white color, beautifully matched. Hardness 10.


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

Ring Details

Name: The Schooner

Style#: CMT2326

Precious Metal: 14K White Gold

Gems: 3 Blue Sapphires = 2.04 carats total weight

Gems: 6 Diamonds = .26 carat total weight

Price: $2,960.00


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.

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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.

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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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