Unheated Sapphire and Diamond Encrusted Ring

Unheated vivid blue sapphires. There is something very elegant about a Sapphire engagement ring. In ancient cultures and medieval times, sapphires were the preferred choice with medieval royalty and clergy as it symbolises honesty and wisdom. As an engagement ring, blue symbolises faithfulness and sincerity.

In assessing sapphires, there is no standardised quality-grading system, but it is very rare to find an unheated sapphire without inclusions.

When in search of an unheated Sapphire, it is common to find local jewellers in Singapore and foreign jewellery brands who will term or market their Sapphires to be natural (read: natural, but heated). 

Some jewellers might market Sapphires or gemstones as natural when the gem is actually heated, or has undergone some form of heat process. In fact, in the gem and jewellery industry, a natural gemstone or Sapphire, when indicated as natural, is understood or assumed to be unheated.

So, for a consumers’ piece of mind, they should be sure to ask their jeweller this question point-blank: Is this gem or Sapphire heated? Or gone through any form of treatment? A reputable jeweller will disclose whether a natural Sapphire in question is in fact, heated or unheated.

These questions are important for the buyer as it determines the price you pay.

Take for example, you are at a shop. And you see 2 sapphires that look visually similar in terms of quality. Meaning: both pieces are eye-clean, both are well-cut, both have even colour distribution, both have no areas of excessive shadows or “windows”. However, one piece is unheated and the other is heated. Which will be sold at a premium? In most instances, it will be the unheated gem that is being sold at higher price. 

Price of a heated Sapphire can be as low as half or even at a 60% discount to the price of a visually stunning unheated Sapphire.

Below features a 1ct unheated Sapphire and Diamond ring. This vivid blue Sapphire is set in a stunning diamond encrusted goldwork throughout the ring. Designed to be a seamless nesting concept, this ring design can be paired with wedding band without having excessive gaps between the engagement ring and wedding band.

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Want to know more about the differences between heated and unheated gems? Or simply want to know about other possible customised engaegement rings? Read now below: 

Propose with our Signature Snowflake design

Featuring a unique and beautiful Sapphire in our Signature Snowflake design. In their mission in find a special engagement ring that will commemorate their time spent in Singapore, this lovely couple chanced upon our bespoke custom service of handcrafting fine quality jewellery.

Their request was to find a beautiful unheated, untreated sapphire that would catch the eye of this very lucky lady. As her now-fiancee had put it, they were looking for a sapphire that would match the color of her eyes. Alternatively, they were hoping to find a shade of blue that reminds them of the ocean.

As always, design discussion always begins with first understanding the aesthetic preferences of the client, and we match that with the centre stone in question.

This unheated sapphire, set in our Signature Snowflake design, with marquise and round diamonds, there is no better way to capture this Christmas proposal and wedding. Often, snowflake designs involve centre stones which are usually round in shape. However, when the centre piece is a cushion shape piece, the traditional snowflake using marquise diamonds would create awkward angles in ring.

Unheat Royal Blue Sapphire Snowflake Design

Their next request was to have their wedding bands handcrafted by our master craftsmen. They were quite specific in having this memorable keepsake entirely handmade. In a hammer-effect, unlike most hammered-style bands found in retail stores, there is nothing orderly nor machine-accurate about this style.

At the year end of 2016, this lovely couple brought their wedding jewellery set back to San Francisco where they tied the knot in the San Francisco City Hall.

Customised Hammered Effect Wedding Bands
Unheat Royal Blue Sapphire Ring Wedding Bands
Unheated Sapphire in Signature Snowflake Design

Below: The couple had very kindly shared a photo of their wedding jewellery taken at the San Francisco City Hall.

Wedding Bands San Francisco City Hall
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Wedding Trio Set – Signature Snowflake design

Click below. Explore our other design options customised previously.

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Pink Proposal Ring

A proposal ring does not have to be blue.

Pastel pinks make for pretty and romantic engagement rings. Seen here is a round, unheat pastel pink sapphire, flanked by 4 pieces round diamonds set in a wave design with a heart-shape detailing on the cross-section. In 18K white gold.

Petite and dainty yet fuss-free, this design is evergreen which allows most of the attention to be focussed on the unheat pink sapphire.

Unheat Pink Sapphire Proposal Ring

Unheat Pink Sapphire Ring with Heart Detailing

 

The Romantic Unheated Blue Sapphire Ring

No one said that diamonds were a necessity in creating your perfect engagement ring. And that was the wish of this client, who wanted a simple, romantic design which they could call their own.

The devil is in the construction and detailing of this ring. Unlike the typical construction of a ring that uses at least 2 or more separate pieces/parts of gold to create, this ring design uses only 1 long strip of intertwining gold. This symbolises the love between 2 people; and for each other. There is no breakage nor joining of gold in the construction of this ring design. It is a simple, organic and very clean look for this unheated sapphire ring. After all, the intensity of this royal blue sapphire speaks for itself.

Unheat Royal Blue Sapphire Intertwining Style
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Unheat Royal Blue Sapphire Romantic Vine Style

Vintage style sapphire ring

With fine jewellery, one would expect that it is them who will be in search of that nice piece of rock, or that beautiful gemstone. But when the stars are aligned, without even realising it, the right gemstone will pick you.

And this is exactly what happened with this blue sapphire and our client. But this was no ordinary blue sapphire. It was a fine piece of blue sapphire (albeit heated) with a tint of sea green. Unfortunately, this hint of sea green is not picked up very well by the camera nor iPhone.

In documenting this hint of sea-green colour in the blue sapphire, we might be shooting ourselves in the foot as we might, very soon, get a a barrage of enquiries about whether we can source a similar blue sapphire with hint of sea-green. And in response to this, the answer is: this color is unique, rare and not commonly seen.

Vintage Style Midnight Blue Sapphire Ring

Vintage Style Sapphire Engagement Rings

Vintage Midnight Blue Sapphire Duotone Gold

Our client was quite specific in his design requirements. He had wanted to create a ring that had a slight vintage appeal, somewhat reminiscent of something from the victorian era, yet nothing too complicated nor dated. After some rounds of design tweaking, he was happy with the look and feel of the proposed design.

Some views of the work-in-progress photos below. Clearly before fine jewellery becomes sparkly as most people would recognise it as, the initial stages are very raw and organic. Which is not surprising really, as every material and component is God’s gift and the miracle of Mother Nature. Gemstones, gold and diamonds are all mined from rocks, earth and mineral components.

Bestowing a gift of handcrafted fine jewellery to your beloved is truly precious because  every component is 100% natural, earth-mined and organic. Every piece of fine jewellery has its own story. And every component; from the precious stone, to the diamond and the gold, has journeyed a long way from its origin – deep within the depths of earth, to find its way onto your person. A priceless treasure, a true keeper. 

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