In spring of 2013 the Gem Testing Laboratory of Jaipur, India, received for identification an opaque blue specimen, submitted as sapphire. After a series of rigorous tests it was determined this sapphire look-a- like was actually a rare stone called Dumortieirte.
Dumortierite was first discovered in 1881 in the Rhône-Alps of France and named for the French paleontologist Eugène Dumortier. Dumortierite's ability to mimic the gorgeous blues of sapphires (as well as lapis and azurite) is, well, somewhat magical.
But we didn't need a wand or black top hat to conjure up our Blue Magic Necklace. Just our industry connections and some skilled gemologists.
The 17 dumortierite stones in our Blue Magic Necklace hail all the way from France and weigh in at 250-total carats. Those beautiful blue stones are joined by 18 cultured freshwater pearls, the world's finest organic gem. Add some intricate gold-finished spacers and you have a real show stopper.
Though dumortierite is not easy to locate, our jewelry industry contacts allowed us to acquire just enough to create the Blue Magic Necklace, while our pearl connections are second to none. Our streamlined business model means we can price the necklace at an unbelievable Stauer price.