The vintage-inspired midsize Sofia makes a statement engagement ring. Featuring a Chatham cultured oval blue sapphire center, accented by conflict-free lab-grown or Canadian mined diamonds. The shank (band portion of the ring) is available with or without diamonds. Wedding bands modeled in photos are sold separately; this listing is for the Blue Sapphire Sofia halo ring only.
➣ Size: 8x6mm (~1.75ct)
➣ Lab-grown sapphire from Chatham
➣ Clarity & Color: VS/FG
➣ Choice of mined Canadian origin or lab-grown
➣ Halo diamond weight: ~.43ct
➣ Shank diamond weight (if selected): ~.11 - .21ct
➣ Available with or without diamonds in shank. (Non-diamond shank features decorative metal beading as shown)
➣ Choice of recycled gold color or platinum
➣ Halo measures: ~15mm long by 10mm wide
➣ Shank (band): 2mm wide, tapered at top
➣ Total ring height: ~8mm high
➣ Cathedral shoulders and leafy gallery below halo
AVERAGE TOTAL CARAT WEIGHT OF RING:
➣ No diamonds in shank: 2.18ctw
➣ Diamonds halfway around shank: 2.29ctw
➣ Diamonds three-quarters around shank: 2.39ctw
ABOUT CULTURED SAPPHIRES:
Cultured (also referred to as "lab-grown" or "lab-created") gemstones are crystals which are grown in a lab, rather than mined from the earth. They have the same optical, gemological, physical, and chemical properties as their naturally occurring counterpart. Since they are grown in a controlled environment, they'll have fewer flaws and amazing clarity and color! These sapphires are a deep, vibrant blue, cultured to perfection.
Lab-grown stones are real gemstones, with all the same gemological properties found in nature. They are not the same as "simulant" or "imitation" gems, which are manmade products which simulate the appearance of, but do not duplicate the properties of the natural gemstone they imitate.
Your cultured sapphire from Chatham will be equally (if not more) durable, sparkling, and vibrant than a blue sapphire found in nature. Since it is a true sapphire gemstone, it is very valuable -- even more valuable than many naturally occurring sapphires. In addition to being of great value and quality, lab-grown gemstones avoid all environmentally harmful mining.
LEARN MORE on KRISTIN'S BLOG:
➣ About the Chatham gemstone company
➣ About Lab-Grown accent diamonds
➣ About Canadian origin accent diamonds