Retirement SALE! - 20% off sapphire engagement rings, gemstones and jewelry until everything is gone!
All one of a kind items!

Gemstone and Jewelry SALE!  20% off all inventory

Gemstone and Jewelry SALE! 20% off all inventory

by Andrea Van Wilgenburg

Sapphire engagement rings, loose sapphires, other loose gemstones, and gemstone jewelry 20% off until all inventory is cleared.  To shop our online sale, click HERE We carry 1000's of gemstones; sapphires, rubies, emeralds, alexandrites, opals, tourmalines, etc, so it will take time to list and clear all of our inventory.    Please keep in mind, because everything is one of a kind, in fairness to other customers, we are unable to hold/reserve items. After 30 years in the jewelry business, we have decided that it is time to retire.  We want to say a heart felt "thank you" to all of our wonderful customers over the years.  We wish you all the very best. Sincerely, Rogerio and Andrea        

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The Importance of a Precision Cut Gemstone

The Importance of a Precision Cut Gemstone

by Andrea Van Wilgenburg

Before you buy: Important information on gemstone cut When shopping for gemstone jewelry, the difference between precision cut gemstones and many native cut gemstones is not something about which most people are aware. However, when comparing a native cut gemstone with a precision cut gemstone, the difference can be very noticeable. Before – native cut sapphire. After – the same sapphire precision cut by Rogerio. My name is Rogerio Graca.  I am a professional gem cutter/lapidary and founder of Pristine Gemstones since 1991. Having been a gem cutter and a wholesale supplier of colored stones for over 28 years, I feel it is important to educate people about the “cut” in gemstones. Main photo – sapphire precision cut by Rogerio. Inset...

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Sapphire for Engagement Rings and Other Fine Jewelry

Sapphire for Engagement Rings and Other Fine Jewelry

by Andrea Van Wilgenburg

  Ceylon blue sapphire engagement ring. Very similar to the ring worn by Kate Middleton and Princess Diana. Sapphires are beautiful, durable, natural gemstones that come in many brilliant colors making the sapphire for engagement rings and other fine jewelry an ideal choice as a center piece. Please visit our Sapphire Engagement Ring Collection for inspiration or visit our loose sapphire collection! Sapphire Color Choices Sapphire is a variety of corundum made of aluminum oxide. Although the blue sapphire is the most popular corundum variety, colors such as peach, yellow, orange, green, pink and a mix of these colors are also found naturally.   The peach sapphire for engagement rings has become the number one choice in recent years.  Sapphires even come in...

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Peach Sapphire Engagement Rings

Peach Sapphire Engagement Rings

by Andrea Van Wilgenburg

Peach Sapphire Engagement Rings and Padparadscha Sapphire Engagement Rings Peach sapphire engagement rings have become very popular over the past few years.  And no wonder!  The warm tone of a peach sapphire is beautiful and feminine, and something worn easily every day. To view our sapphire engagement rings, just click here.   Visit our Engagement Ring Collection for ready to ship peach sapphire engagement rings.  We also have a selection of loose peach sapphires precision cut by Rogerio ready for your design ideas!  Just visit our Sapphire Collection. To learn more about this trend, keep reading! “Peach” is not an official gemological color term for sapphires.  Peach is actually a combination of pink and orange, and even sometimes a bit of yellow.  However, for ease of understanding,...

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Morganite Engagement Rings and Alternatives

Morganite Engagement Rings and Alternatives

by Andrea Van Wilgenburg

Considerations about Morganite Engagement Rings Morganite Engagement Rings have become very popular due to the lovely soft pink or peach shades of the gemstone.  As a gem cutter having worked with gemstones for 25 years, morganite would not be my first recommendation as a pale pink or peach gemstone to be used for an engagement ring.  Morganites are not ideal for daily wear.  They are approx. 7.5 on the Mohs Scale, and there are more durable colored stones better suited to daily wear. Also, morganite is often irradiated to get its color, and radiation in morganites is not a stable treatment; therefore it can fade over time from exposure to natural sunlight.  There are other gemstones that come in similar...

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Pristine Gemstone Jewelry Custom Orders: The Process

by Andrea Van Wilgenburg

So, you have decided to make a custom piece of jewelry with Pristine Gemstone Jewelry. We are grateful for your business and your confidence in us! To help answer some of the questions that may be going through your mind, we have prepared this blog that outlines the steps involved from completion of your order to receipt it at your door. Note that we have also provided estimates on the amount of time each step usually takes.  The process generally takes 3 weeks from confirmation of design, plus a week for the appraisal (optional), and shipping is an additional amount of time depending on where you live.   Step One:  Gather details to help bring your idea to life We will be...

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