Kashmir Sapphire, Not Sweater

Sterling Canyon’s favorite color is…blue….Blue necklaces, earrings, and all jewelry.  Only several gemstones come naturally blue.  Lapis Lazuli, Blue Topaz, all of which Sterling Canyon offers to our customers.  But there is one gemstone we do not offer.  We discovered it today at National Jeweler and want to show it to you.

According to results released by the auction house Heritage Auctions,  an 8.99-carat Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring brought $527,500 at the record-setting April 30 sale, topping its highest pre-sale estimate of $350,000.

Once the property of a family from the Midwest, the platinum ring is certified by American Gemological Laboratories (AGL) as being untreated. “Kashmir, No Heat, and it’s spectacular,” the AGL certificate accompanying the ring states.

Nearly all semi-precious and precious gemstones are treated either by heat or radiation.  The AGL accepts this as normal treatment for sale to the public.  Treatments enhance the beauty and color of the raw gemstone.  That is why this untreated Sapphire is so spectacular.  Untreated and yet so colorful and bright.  Like the soul of so many – bright and colorful.


About Sterling Canyon

At Sterling Canyon, we believe luxury and affordability go hand in hand. Fine jewelry doesn't have to be expensive. At Sterling Canyon, quality will never be compromised for affordability. You will never be offered less.
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