JCK Tucson 2019: Snatch Up This Stone Should You See It

February 5, 2019by Amy Elliott
JCK requested this question of readers lower back in November after we published a colored Stone particular part as a complement to the November/December subject. We were relating to bicolor sapphires, certainly one of a handful of gem forms we’ve recognized as have to-haves for your looking record as you hunt for cloth at JCK Tucson and beyond.

As we brought up within the article, there’s a starting to be demand for bicolor sapphires amongst studio designers and small, ­gallery-layout stores that cater to millennials. It’s a stone that ticks all of the boxes as far as what’s crucial to this demographic. For starters, blue dolphins blue dolphins, bicolor (also referred to as parti) sapphire is the antithesis of cookie-cutter.
A trio of bicolor sapphires from Columbia Gem condo (which is exhibiting at the AGTA reasonable in Tucson)
whereas the two-tone effect is regularly perceived through the jewelry trade as a disadvantage, it’s fascinating to millennials as a result of they are likely to understand “flaws” as attractive reflections of the stone’s herbal, pre–supply chain state. As a bonus, the prettiest bicolor sapphires come from components of the area that are idea to have less nefarious mining practices than others.

“You see blue sapphires an awful lot, along the lines of Kate Middleton/Princess Diana’s engagement ring,” says Scottsdale, Ariz.–based mostly rings designer Meredith young. “whereas there’s loads of perceived cost in common blue sapphires, a pair of free-form parti sapphires take it to the subsequent degree in strong point with their gold/green flashes.”
Webb diamond ring with free-form sapphires in sterling silver, $5,240; Meredith younger
Intrigued? right here’s the least you need to recognize:

The prettiest specimens come from Australia and Africa
massive bicolor sapphires are difficult to return by means of—in case you find one, don’t hesitate
truly lovely ombré sapphire slices are popping out of Montana
You’ll see heat cures, however a special twist is that some bicolor stones are heated to accentuate the weaker colour, no longer mask it (as is regular with “general” sapphires in an effort unleash a extra saturated, evenly disbursed coloration of blue, pink, and so forth.)
Ring with bicolor Montana sapphire center stone and diamonds in 14k white gold, cost on request, Kallie Compton (image via: @kcomptonstudio)
proper: a particularly dazzling example of a bicolor sapphire, a good stone to observe at JCK Tucson 2019 (photograph by way of: @mercuriusjewelry)