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I am a jewelry designer and gemologist. I love creating beautiful heirloom jewelry for clients all over the world. In this blog, I feature many of my designs and current projects as well as articles about colored gemstones, diamonds and antique jewelry. As a historian and lover of antique and estate jewelry, I am often inspired by jewels from the past.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Great Pumpkin - Fancy Orange Sapphire

The Great Pumpkin
A Fancy Color Orange Sapphire

With autumn comes the leaves turning to golden yellow,  rich orange and lush red hues.  And, of course,  we also have approaching the great annual tradition of  All Hallows Eve (a.k.a.  Halloween).

This time of year makes me think of some of the wonderful Orange Gemstones in our collection, especially a gorgeous Fancy Orange Sapphire we have nicknamed The Great Pumpkin.

Fine quality fancy orange sapphires are difficult to come by, especially when compared to other fancy color sapphires.

What's so great about this  3.13 carats fancy orange sapphire ?   Just about everything of course !    First you have the extremely hard and durable nature of sapphire which is #9 on the Moh's scale of hardness.  

Sapphire is the hardest of all colored gemstones which makes it a perfect choice for everyday wear.

Another great feature of orange the rich warm hue that goes beautifully with both yellow gold as well as platinum.  This is the type of color that can easily look it's best in either metal.

And let's not forget that the Pantone 2012 color of the year is Tangerine Tango.

Need I say more?  Okay....then I will.

Fancy Orange Sapphires like The  Great Pumpkin shown above are the perfect color for redheads and brunettes.  Did I mention that I am a redhead?  I guess that makes me biased,  but yes,  this is still a gorgeous color that is worthy of an exceptional custom ring, brooch or necklace.

I'm thinking it would look best in a stunning ring design, accented with colorless diamonds and perhaps some small fancy purple sapphires, but of course,  any number of designs is possible.

If you think this is a great stone for your loose gemstone collection or perhaps you would like to discuss a beautiful custom jewel project featuring this stunning gem,  please send me an email.   I would love to help you create a magnificent jewel featuring one of my favorite gems.