New Chrysoprase Wedding Ring Set!

Chrysoprase wedding ring set with pave` set white sapphire in sterling silver.

Chrysoprase wedding ring set with pave` set white sapphire in sterling silver.

We recently completed this stunning new chrysoprase wedding ring set.  This unique chrysoprase wedding set is inlaid with three pieces of chrysoprase on each side of three sparkling white sapphires.  The white sapphires are pave` set in a triangle cluster and at first glance appear to be one bigger trillion cut stone.  The total weight of the white sapphires in his ring is .12 carats and her ring is .09 carats.  This set is shown in sterling silver but the set is also available in 14 karat gold or platinum for an additional charge.

For those not familiar with chrysoprase, it is a rare form of chalcedony or quartz. Chrysoprase ranges from light to dark green but is most sought after in its striking apple green color. Chrysoprase is rare due to the fact that it is cryptocrystalline. This means that instead of being formed by large six sided crystals, the size of the crystals are extremely small and cannot be seen as distinct particles under normal magnification. Chrysoprase has a hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the Moh’s scale and is in the same stone family as agate, carnelian, and onyx. Because chrysoprase is so hard, it is highly suitable for inlay and will stand up to daily wear and tear in a wedding ring.  The best known sources of chrysoprase are Queensland Australia, Germany, Poland, Russia, Arizona, California, and Brazil.  The chrysoprase in this wedding ring set is from Australia.

This his and hers matching ring set will be made to order in your ring sizes in 4 to 6 weeks.  All of our jewelry is handmade by the Hileman family in our Arizona studio.  This set may also be customized by changing the inlay from chrysoprase to dinosaur bone, turquoise, opal or any of the other stones you see on our website.  Black diamonds, blue sapphires, moissanite or diamonds could be substituted for the white sapphires as well.  Some modifications will be upgrades and additional costs will apply.  This style wedding set is also available in his and his or hers and hers ring set combinations.  Check out the listing for this beautiful ring set on Etsy or browse our wedding ring sets on HilemanSilverJewelry.com.

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New Pink Dinosaur Bone Ring!

Dinosaur bone ring or wedding ring in sterling silver by Hileman Silver Jewelry.

Pink dinosaur bone ring with white sapphire center stone by Hileman Silver Jewelry.

 

We just completed our first ring with some of the pink dinosaur bone we acquired a few months back.  This dinosaur bone is a little more subtle than the red or the gray in some of our other dinosaur bone ring designs.  The new pink dinosaur bone has more pastel pink with some darker mauve spots all surrounded by brownish gray cell walls.  The softer colors give this woman’s ring a more feminine feel and don’t overpower the center stone.  This ring would make a nice alternative wedding ring or engagement ring for someone looking for a unique alternative to a diamond band.  We can create a  matching 4.5mm dinosaur bone wedding band to complete the matching bridal ring set.  We can also inlay this new pink dinosaur bone into any of our other ring or jewelry designs by special order.  See the video of this ring on YouTube!

Dinosaur bone ring in sterling silver.

Pink dinosaur bone ring with white sapphire in sterling silver.

The pink dinosaur bone in this ring came from the Morrison Formation in Utah and was a living animal during the Jurassic Period around 144 to 208 million years ago. It is actually no longer bone material but is a combination of minerals that replaced the bone over time. Dinosaur bone is found in a rainbow of colors with the webbing color and cell size varying greatly from piece to piece. The varying cell size and colors create some truly unique patterns and virtually one of a kind pieces of jewelry. Fossilized dinosaur bone can be composed of many different minerals including agate, jasper and calcite.  The color of the dinosaur bone is determined by the combination of minerals present when the fossilized bone formed.

You can see this new dinosaur bone ring and others in our Etsy shop or on www.HilemanSilverJewelry.com.

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John Hileman

Info@HilemanSilverJewelry.com

HilemanSilverJewelry.com

 

New Dinosaur Bone Jewelry in More Colors

Dinosaur bone and white sapphire engagement or wedding ring in sterling silver.

Dinosaur bone and white sapphire engagement or wedding ring in sterling silver.

Hileman Silver Jewelry now has more color options available for our dinosaur bone jewelry designs.  We have always had a variety of red dinosaur bone options, but now we have several choices in grays, a white base bone with reddish spots and some yellow with red accents.  We are busy creating new jewelry with these new dinosaur bone colors.  One of our favorite new ring designs is a wedding or engagement ring with a white sapphire in the center and the new white/gray base color gembone with random reddish-orange spots inlaid down the sides.  It is a little more subdued than the bold red dinosaur bone but has a very interesting pattern and makes for a very unique wedding ring.  You can purchase or read more about this new dinosaur bone ring at our Etsy shop.

Gray dinosaur bone and white sapphire ring in sterling silver.

Gray dinosaur bone and white sapphire ring in sterling silver.

A great example of our new gray dinosaur bone with black matrix is this new man’s ring design.  The top of the ring is inlaid with one piece of fossilized dinosaur bone that is slightly raised above the surrounding silver.  The bone is a combination of several shades of gray with very distinctive black webbing running throughout.  Three sparkling white sapphires are channel set on each side of the dinosaur bone center.  This ring will also be available with black diamonds instead of the white sapphires and other materials may be substituted for the gray dinosaur bone.  Look for this ring to be listed soon at both our Etsy shop and our Hileman Silver Jewelry website.

If you are interested in learning more about dinosaur bone and dinosaur bone jewelry, please read our blog page about dinosaur bone.  For detailed information about dinosaur bone, how is it is formed and its metaphysical properties, read this information from BoneMasters.com.

We offer a great collection of dinosaur bone jewelry in a variety of colors and patterns inlaid in sterling silver.  To browse our large selection of dinosaur bone jewelry including rings, wedding ring sets, pendants and earrings please visit our Hileman Silver Jewelry website.  If you would like to see more photos of our dinosaur bone jewelry, please go to our Flickr page and view our “Dinosaur Bone Jewelry Collection“.

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John and Mark

http://www.HilemanSilverJewelry.com

New Chrysoprase and White Sapphire Sterling Silver Ring!

Chrysoprase and White Sapphire Ring

Chrysoprase and White Sapphire Ring

We just finished this beautiful chrysoprase inlay ring with white sapphires set in sterling silver.  Three pieces of apple green chrysoprase are inlaid in each side of this ring with 3 pave` set white sapphires in the center.  The sparkling white sapphires total .09cts. and are in a triangle cluster.  The ring is 5.6mm wide at the top and 3.2mm wide at the bottom (shank).  The handmade chrysoprase ring in the photo is a size 7 1/4.  All other sizes will be special orders and will take about 3 to 4 weeks to complete.  You may customize this ring by substituting other inlay materials or other gemstones in place of the white sapphires.  Additional charges will apply if your choices are an upgrade.  This ring style is a popular choice for those looking for a unique and unusual wedding ring.

Chrysoprase is a rare form of chalcedony or quartz.  Chrysoprase ranges from light to dark green but is most sought after in its striking apple green color.  Chrysoprase is rare due to the fact that it is cryptocrystalline, meaning that instead of being formed by large six sided crystals, the size of the crystals are extremely small and cannot be seen as distinct particles under normal magnification.  Chrysoprase has a hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the Moh’s scale and is in the same stone family as agate, carnelian, and onyx.  The best known sources of chrysoprase are Queensland Australia, Germany, Poland, Russia, Arizona, California, and Brazil.

To purchase this ring visit our Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/listing/85035393/chrysoprase-ring-with-white-sapphires-in.

See all our silver jewelry designs at www.HilemanSilverJewelry and our gold Australian opal designs at www.AustralianOpalJewelry.com.

Thank you!

Mark and John

White Sapphire Jewelry- An Affordable Diamond Alternative

Most people think of sapphires as being blue, yellow, pink or maybe even orange, but very few people are aware of white sapphire.   A sapphire’s color is determined by the presence of trace amounts of other elements such as chromium, iron and titanium when the crystal was formed.  White sapphires are a pure form of corundum which is not commonly found in nature.  Large white sapphires of high quality are a rare find and are highly prized by collectors.  The best white sapphires are found in Kashmir, followed by stones from Burma and Sri Lanka.    

 

White sapphires make a great alternative to diamonds!

White sapphires are often substituted for diamonds because of their great durability and affordability.  White sapphire is a 9 on the Moh’s hardness scale, exceeded only by diamond at 10.   The durability of the white sapphire makes it a great gemstone for jewelry whether used as a large center stone or smaller accent stones.  When properly cut and polished, a white sapphire’s sparkle can approach that of a diamond at a much more affordable price.   If you are looking for a natural white stone to mimic a diamond, be conflict free and extremely durable with great affordability, then white sapphire is a great option.

White sapphire jewelry examples

We have been using white sapphire in our jewelry for years with great success.  Many of our customers have chosen our white sapphire and Australian opal rings as their wedding rings.  Here are some photos of some of our jewelry designs featuring white sapphires in sterling silver.

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To see more photos, pricing information and read more about Hileman Jewelry please visit our websites Hileman Silver Jewelry and The Hileman Collection.  If you are interested in using white sapphire in your wedding rings please check out our wedding rings featuring white sapphire.   I think you will agree that white sapphires make a beautiful and affordable alternative to expensive diamonds.
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White sapphire jewelry photos on Flickr.com.
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