Pink corundum, a member of the Sapphire family, (Sapphire, birthstone for September).

Sapphires and Rubies are the best known forms of the mineral Corundum but Pink corundum, as its name suggests, is a member of the same family.

Pink corundum in the rough. Photo. sourced at dakotamatrix.com
Pink corundum in the rough. Photo. sourced at dakotamatrix.com

We often use pink corundum in our jewellery.  Over the years we have sourced a variety of wonderful gem stones, each one adding a distinct rich colour to our work. Pink corundum is one of our favourite stones to use because of its beautiful luscious colour.

Large asymmetrical earrings with a pink corundum stone.
Large asymmetrical earrings with a pink corundum stone.
Large asymmetric earstuds. Sterling silver, brass, pink corundum.
Large asymmetric earstuds. Sterling silver, brass, pink corundum.

In our Asymmetric, Matching and Imprint ranges of jewellery we use synthetic or Lab grown Pink corundum. The lab made corundum is chemically, physically and optically identical to the gems that occur in nature.

We use this stone for many reasons. Mined pink corundum is found in many shades of pink, from very light translucent pink to a dark ruby colour. The lab grown Corundum is a constant perfect pink colour and has wonderful clarity with fewer flaws. Lab grown Corundum also has less of an impact on the environment than mined gems and has a lighter carbon footprint. Another important reason is the cost. Natural gemstones are becoming more difficult to obtain and therefore are getting more expensive. If we used mined pink corundum the price of our jewellery would be substantially higher and beyond the reach of most people. You can find all of the jewellery featured in this blog on our website.

Small pendant.
Small pendant.
Vertical brooch.
Vertical brooch.
Three part fan pendant from our Imprint range.
Three part fan pendant with a pink corundum stone, from our Imprint range.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s