• Swinging Black Star Sapphires in Sterling Silver Earrings
  • Swinging Black Star Sapphires in Sterling Silver Earrings
  • Swinging Black Star Sapphires in Sterling Silver Earrings
  • Swinging Black Star Sapphires in Sterling Silver Earrings

Swinging Black Star Sapphires in Sterling Silver Earrings

SKU: ME1528
Swinging Black Star Sapphire Dangle earrings.  These earrings are 1.25 inches in length from the top of the loop.  The Black Star Sapphires are 14 X 10 MM. Remember, 'no sun, no light, no star.' However, these stars are pretty bright, and as these earrings dance on your ears the stars dance too.  Besides being known as September’s birthstone, a Sapphire ring was the choice of Princess Diana for her engagement ring. It is now worn by her daughter-in-law Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Although Sapphires come in a rainbow of colors, it is most well known as a rich blue stone. It has been used in the jewelry and adornment of royals for centuries. Sapphire has often been associated with romance. In the Middle Ages, clergy considered it a reminder of heaven.
Sapphires are in the same group of stones known as corundum. Nearly all corundum is known as sapphire, except the red stones, known as Ruby, and an orangey-pink stone known as padparadscha. The padparadscha sapphire is found specifically in Sri Lanka.
Sapphires are made from aluminum and oxygen. The presence of trace amounts of iron is what gives sapphires their blue color. Other trace elements that are present when sapphires are formed give stones their great variety of colors. These stones are called fancy sapphires. In the 1990’s, deposits of fancy sapphires were found in East Africa, as well as Madagascar, and has been the source of creative, multicolored stone jewelry. Sapphires can be colorless, and these types of stones are often used as alternatives to diamonds.
$328.00