This is a truly handmade ring with ajoure and an accent gemstone array, style # 540 of our online design selection catalog. This bold style ring showcases the main gem in a full bezel. It is flanked by large areas of ornate ajoure work with 10 accent stones in a decorative array. The ajoure work is created by cutting away metal primarily with a saw. This art form does not include adding wire or pieces soldered into place as that would be filigree. The accents are flush mounted and add character to the design. The band is thick, wide and the entire ring is built very solidly.
This feature stone is a natural black star Sapphire from Thailand that is well cabbed oval and is measuring 14.4 x 11.3 x 4.5 mm and weighs 7.87 carat. The six ray star is natural rather than diffused, is of moderate brightness and fair in sharpness.
The two center accent stones are eye clean, light green Sapphires measuring 2.0 mm round and are from Ceylon with traditional heat only.
Sapphire is the birthstone of September.
The eight ray accents are eye clean well faceted yellow marquise shape natural Citrines measuring 8.0 x 4.0 mm.
Citrine is associated with November births.
The weight of this well built ring is about 21.4 grams, hefty!
This hand crafted ring is a size 12½ in the USA, inside diameter of 0.858 inches or 21.79mm, the inside circumference is 2.70 inches or 68.5mm, in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand it is a size Z, in India, China and Japan it is a size 26, and in Switzerland it is a size 28.75.
Re-sizing or re-building to another size with the same gemstones is free!
Re-sizing one of our rings can often be done quite easily by hammering and re-polishing when only increasing by a size or so and there will be no noticeable delay in the shipping time. When we need to have the size decreased at all or increased by more than about one size then I have to ask you to be patient as it will need to re-enter the queue and will be ready for shipping in about 30 days. Right after you make the purchase be sure to message me about the new size before I have a chance to ship.
Thailand’s Gem Markets
Being a gemologist in Thailand makes providing you with the right gemstones a snap. Furthermore, the gem markets here are nothing short of amazing! We shop in four different gem districts across the country and the variety is world class. Additionally, a precision gem cutter is working for our operation. Of course, we also source fine gemstone rough with our worldwide network of contacts in the mining business.
Since I love to travel and shop for gemstones, I do act as a buyer’s guide to the gem markets for any visitor that would like assistance. Often I can meet you at a gem market or even pick you up at the airport to get our adventure started.
Custom cut gemstones
An essential part of our service is custom gemstone cutting. You may supply rough stones for us to have precision faceted or cabbed into the shapes that you desire. In addition, many gemstones that are already native cut will be improved in clarity and light return by a new precision cut.
Custom orders on gemstone cutting are normally ready in just two to three weeks. Message me with details of your gemstone requirements. I will provide the address along with special instructions on shipping stones to us.
Your gems or ours
Select gemstones from our site or send us yours for your own LEE jewelry piece. You may select the main stone plus the exact number of accent stones from right here. Please ask if you do not see exactly the gemstones you are looking for. In addition to our listed gemstones we have thousands more in stock that are ready yet are unlisted.
Please note that we are happy to work with your personal stones but do not have any insurance to protect them. Consequently, the stones will be at your risk only. When we use stones from our store for your custom order we back them for the purchase price. We do not guarantee or insure a stone that we did not sell. That said, it is not common that one breaks or is damaged in setting.
We are happy to make you a custom piece of jewelry with Sterling 925 silver or 18K yellow gold. You may also request that we use 999 silver or 965 yellow gold. Furthermore, you may decide on a combination of our metals such as a gold bezel in a silver ring.
Select your own style by browsing our online selection catalog with over 500 designs that we have previously created. As an alternative to our catalog you may send photos or even a picture of your sketches about your idea. A custom ordered piece is normally ready for shipping in 30 to 60 days. We will enter your special piece into the queue as soon as we have your stone selection and you have made your payment. Contact us with your ideas for a fast quote.