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    Third-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Heidi's Avatar
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    Default Silver, white sapphires and pearls

    From Elyria Sterling Jewelry, some nice clean designs using baroque FW pearls. This photo is their Queen's Ring.

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    Heidi that is just gorgeous - elegant simplicity...

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    I have known Elisa for many years... mostly as a pearl dealer of the finest Tahitian variety. It is nice to see her doing such a beautiful jewelry line! I am impressed!
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    Those designs are fabulous! Love the use of white sapphire instead of the big D,
    and of course, the baroque pearls-----thanks Heidi!
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    It is also a cunning way to set a pearl in a ring where someone has full drilled the pearl before you got to it - would work well for earrings too

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    Quote Originally Posted by kojimapearl View Post
    I have known Elisa for many years... mostly as a pearl dealer of the finest Tahitian variety. It is nice to see her doing such a beautiful jewelry line! I am impressed!
    HA! I knew she had to be connected! The designs are all really well balanced and wearable.

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    To all gem experts out there,
    I haven't seen white sapphire yet. Can you distinguish the difference between white sapphire and white diamond with naked eye? Are they cut the same way? Gotta go home and read R Wise's book again.
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    Hi Cathy -

    To my eye they appear different in the color and quality of brilliance, but it also depends on the quality of the diamond you're using for comparison - stone, cut and setting. For cut, I have seen similar cut names used for both in jewelry. eg: brilliant, radiant, etc.. These terms are uses quite loosely in the retail world, of course, so you have to understand what you're looking at just as is the case with pearls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanaleimom View Post
    To all gem experts out there,
    I haven't seen white sapphire yet. Can you distinguish the difference between white sapphire and white diamond with naked eye? Are they cut the same way? Gotta go home and read R Wise's book again.
    Hi Hanaleimom-

    White Sapphire is going to refract light in a different way than diamonds, which are known for their full spectrum dispersion. The entire rainbow won't be present in the white sapphire, but it's a fantastic substitute if you can get your hands on it! I understand that the English Royals traditionally used white sapphire in their jewelry instead of diamonds. Currently a lot of the stones are being purchased for diffusion treatment- faux pads- that gorgeous sunset orangey-pink. Mmmm... Pad.
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    I absolutely LOVE those designs on the Elyria site- those are just gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing your discovery Heidi
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    Elegant simplicity, very nice indeed.

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