To form this pair of earrings, rare pink Sapphires (4mm) gems were incorporated into a sterling silver frame. Each gem is individually strung into a delicate silver wire and securely attached to the frame. Suspended beneath is an untreated Ruby gemstone. The earrings measures 6cm (inclusive of an ear wear)
SAPPHIRE-the name "Sapphire" usually evokes images of the colour blue; however, sapphire appears in many other colours as well, like green, pink and orange. Sapphire actually refers to all varieties of the mineral corundum, with the exception of those occurring in medium to dark tones of reds. For centuries there were differences of opinion among the specialists as to which stones deserved to be called sapphires. Finally, it was agreed that the ruby-red ones, coloured by chrome, should be called 'rubies' and all those which were not ruby-red 'sapphires'. Pink coloured sapphires are highly prized by women due to their elegance and feminine charm. Its powers include spiritual enlightenment and inner peace. Sapphire is believed to offer healing properties for rheumatism, colic and mental illness. Sapphire is the official birthstone for September.
RUBY- is one of the four precious stones along with Diamonds, Emeralds and Sapphires. Ruby is a member of the corundum family whose colour comes from chromium oxide in the stone. Although corundum can be in many colours, rubies are, by definition, red. Blue or any other colour of corundum is usually called sapphire. For centuries rubies have symbolised beauty, charity, love, passion, power and loyalty. It is thought to offer the wearer contentment and inner peace. Rubies have always been held in high esteem in Asian countries. They were used to ornament armour, scabbards, and harnesses of noblemen in India and China. Rubies were laid beneath the foundation of buildings to secure good fortune to the structure. Ruby is named after the Latin word ruber for red.