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Distinction Jewelry

Padparadscha Sapphire & Teal Diamond Ring in 14k Gold or Platinum | Star Cluster | 1 Carat Round, Lab Created | Angel Fire

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A star-shaped cluster of teal diamonds surrounds a fiery lab grown Padparadscha sapphire in recycled 14k gold or platinum. US custom made. Not just for engagements: wear it as a stunning statement ring / cocktail ring. A quality US microbusiness since 2006!


► Round lab-created Padparadscha sapphire
► 6mm, approximately 1.1 carat (Slightly smaller than a 1ct diamond)

Accent Gems:

► Twelve 1.3mm SI natural/mined conflict free teal diamonds. Approximate TCW: .10 HTHP (high temperature/high pressure) treated to enhance color.

Pink Orange Padparadscha Sapphire Jewelry

These gems’ colors vary slightly in hue and saturation, and are difficult to photograph accurately. The camera likes to register them as redder/pink, while "fiery pinkish orange" is more accurate. They can be shapeshifters in real life too, appearing to be slightly different colors in different lighting. Some are more orange, others pinker. Smaller sizes tend to have slightly less vivid color and more variation in hue. Larger sizes have a bold punch of intense color with far subtler variations.  We like to put more orange shades in yellow gold, pinker in rose, the absolute middle ones in platinum, and any shade in white gold.

Padparadscha sapphires are the rarest and most coveted color of an already precious stone, selling for as much as $30,000 per carat. An ethereal color on the cusp between pink and orange, they are renowned for their similarity to the colors of the lotus flower. We are excited to offer a limited quantity of these lab-created Padparadscha sapphires at a far more attainable cost.

While many sapphires are marketed under the name Padparadscha, including orange, pink, and brownish ones, these are true orange-pink Padparadscha color, which is far more difficult to obtain. Padparadscha sapphires are prized not only for their color, but for their symbolism. Padparadscha (pad · pah · raj · a) is a Sinhalese word which roughly translates to “lotus blossom."

The lotus, also known as the flower of life, is the national flower of India. It holds sacred meaning in Buddhism and Hinduism, representing awakening, faithfulness, love, and compassion. In ancient Egypt, the lotus was associated with rebirth and the sun. In Japan, lotus flowers represent purity. Metaphysically, Padparadscha sapphires are associated with freeing creativity, inner clarity, self-confidence, discernment, fertility, and improved relationships. Regardless of other associations, the bottom line is that these gems are exquisitely beautiful.

Even the lab-created variant of these exquisite gems is rare and difficult to obtain. These are real sapphires, with a composition identical to those mined from the earth; the crystals were grown under laboratory conditions simulating their formation in nature, and then custom cut to perfection just for us. These Swiss-grown gems are of the highest quality and free from the environmental and exploitation concerns that sometimes arise with naturally-mined gems. A stunning example of a rare and coveted gemstone worthy of any fine jewelry collection.

They are a durable and unique choice for an engagement ring. We particularly recommend them as an alternative to Morganite engagement rings, which have gained popularity on social media but lack the durability to endure decades of wear. They are also an exquisite option for statement rings and self-love rings.

We specialize in custom jewelry, so you are not limited to the Padparadscha collection; we will happily set any of the rings on our site with one of these rare stones, or design something just for you.

Why Distinction Jewelry?

Distinction Jewelry is a US microbusiness established in 2006. Our jewelry is crafted in the US from recycled precious metals and ethically-sourced gems. We will always provide you with the quality and radiant beauty of clean, artisan-crafted luxury you can feel good about wearing. As a design-focused company, we strive to present you with designs that are exciting and unique, with a fresh aesthetic that catches the eye and sets you apart.

DJ will never be your cheapest option, because we don't exploit cheap labor or materials. Even mundane details like the polishing compounds we use are the best on the market, used by top luxury watchmakers and jewelers. We design for lasting durability, not just a fast sale; we're not going to sell you a fragile opal in an engagement ring or a thin, hollow band that won't last. The goal is an exquisitely crafted piece that will be admired by future generations.

We use ethically sourced gems from small businesses and individuals around the world. 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. Gems that are hand-collected, responsibly mined or lab-created all minimize environmental impact. Your jewelry is always created from US-recycled and -refined metals. "New" gold used by many major jewelry retailers cuts costs but supports toxic, environmentally destructive mining practices and in some cases, slave labor.

Will you join us in building the world we all want, one choice at a time?


Ring images are photorealistic renders from my CAD system. Consider them a really amazing preview sketch! Diamonds tend to render accurately, but colored gemstones are often markedly different in appearance from the renders. Whenever possible I’ve included an example photo of the actual gem variety for a more realistic presentation. Unique designs even include a photograph of the exact gem that will be used in the ring.

Each ring is made to order in exactly your size using a combination of a sophisticated jeweler's CAD system, modern CAM milling technology and old-school hands-on artisan goldsmithing. It takes an average of only 3-8 weeks from the time your order is finalized.

Custom Rings:

Embrace the real you with an exclusive, custom-made, designer ring. Proposing? Your one-in-a-million deserves to say yes to a designer ring that will never be found on clearance in a smudged shop window. If nothing you see is quite right, and you want a ring that really speaks to your heart, we can help.

In addition to an extensive gem inventory, we work with fair-trade / direct-trade gem sources and reputable diamond dealers worldwide. We also offer lab created diamonds, Canadian-mined diamonds, and Moissanite for a full range of options to meet your budget and ethical considerations.

Choose just about any precious metal — platinum, palladium, or gold from 10k to 22k, even exotic golds like rose or green gold. Engrave it with your own handwriting, or choose a font and fill color (band width permitting). If our signature mirror polish finish doesn't do it for you, pick from eight different surface textures. Hammered and satin are the most popular.

Caveats and Addendums*

Custom-made items such as this ring cannot be returned, canceled, or exchanged. Please be sure of details like metal and stone choices, size, etc. before you order. Thanks for your understanding!

All values for stone size and weight are approximate.

* Yes, that is a Firefly reference.


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