Color change sapphire engagement ring with a sleek modern solitaire band. Solid 14k gold; choose white, rose, or yellow. You'll love this unique sapphire that changes from a mauve-pink-grey color to a shade of green-grey depending on lighting. It was precision cut in the USA by gemstone artist Bob Kast.
Precision cut gems are more brilliant and attractive than standard commercial cuts. They are typically one of a kind artworks with their geometry carefully planned to bring out the best optical properties of the gem material, are cut in first world countries by independent cutters, take many hours to complete
The setting is made to order by Stuller in Louisiana, USA from 100% recycled precious metals. It then comes to our rural Oregon studio for stone setting and brilliant hand polishing before being shipped, fully insured, to your door! Socially and environmentally sound American quality for clean luxury you'll be proud to wear.
Color Change Sapphire
5mm, .54 carat round mauve to green grey sapphire.
- Precision faceted in the USA.
Conflict free and ethically sourced; your purchase benefits individuals and tiny businesses around the globe.
- Genuine, natural, and verified by our in-house gem lab.
- One of a kind; the stone pictured is the stone that will be set in your ring.
Modern Solitaire Band
- Sensual curves and sharp edges make this a perfectly balanced modern design.
- Four-prong setting.
- Solid precious metal. 100% recycled; refined, alloyed, and cast in the US. "New" gold used by many major jewelry retailers cuts costs but supports toxic, environmentally destructive mining practices and in some cases, slave labor.
- Want a metal you don't see? Ask us about other options.
- Even though they look cool, we do not sell so-called "black gold rings." There is no such thing as a black gold alloy, and rings being sold as black gold are just regular gold with black plating. The black coating will quickly wear and scratch.
Why Distinction Jewelry?
We are woman-owned and operated, a US small business, and we believe fair trade principles should apply to Americans, too. Our goal is to build a business that benefits employees with good jobs, buys from other quality small businesses, and refuses to join the race to the bottom.
♦ We use sustainable US-recycled and refined metals.
♦ We use ethically sourced gems from small businesses and individuals around the world.
♦ We always put quality ahead of cost.
We will never be your cheapest option, because we don't exploit cheap labor or materials. We will always provide you with the quality and radiant beauty of clean luxury you can feel good about wearing. Bring the beauty of true fine jewelry into your life.
Buying a Gemstone Engagement Ring? Avoid This Scam:
It's common for jewelry sites to call everything they sell an "engagement ring." That's unethical, because engagement rings are purchased with the expectation that they will be worn for a lifetime. Very few gems are durable enough to survive that long in a ring without cracking, wearing, and scratching. If someplace tries to sell you an opal or pearl engagement ring in particular, run. A pearl is roughly as hard as your fingernails.
So what gems make the short list for engagement ring durability?
Ring and Gemstone Images:
For the main product image, we take a picture of the actual gem that will be used in this ring. Then we edit that gem photo into a CGI render of the ring so that you can get a realistic idea of what the finished design will look like. In general, our gems look better in person than in photographs.
The rest of the pictures are photo-realistic CGI renders from our CAD program, a ubiquitous practice that most online jewelry sellers won't even tell you about. The gems in these secondary images aren't realistic; please refer to the main product image and our photo of the actual gemstone for a realistic view of the stone.
Building a Dream
A note from the owner:
I grew up in poverty, and now embody the "American Dream." With no education, no connections, and no funding, I built Distinction Jewelry while working full time as a security guard, a dog trainer, an emergency dispatcher, and later, a manager. Today I own a house, a car, and a business. My own American dream is financial stability not just for myself but for my employees - the two we have now and many in the future.
The dream is a company that:
- Employs Americans at fair wages. Provides health coverage and generous benefits, plus working conditions like working from home, flexible hours, and bringing pets to the office.
- Purchases goods and services mindfully. If we purchase from an overseas mega-corporation, our purchasing power makes the rich richer. But if we buy from small American companies, and individual miners in Africa, and small family businesses in India, our purchases can boost more than the economy: they can boost people.
- Hires qualified people without regard for college degrees, acknowledging that a lack of job openings targets the financially disadvantaged who cannot afford college. Teach them skilled trades like stone setting and CAD design.
- Makes customer service a priority and an honorable profession. I argue that such a key position warrants the very best people, and they should be hired and paid as such.
- Benefits people, communities, and the earth we live on.
Can one small brand do that? Take a path long abandoned by profits-first corporations, in a fiercely competitive market? That depends on you, our customers. Will you buy that cheaper megastore ring that supports toxic mining and slave labor? Or will you join us in choosing to build the world you want, one purchase at a time?
I believe in humanity. I believe we can do this.