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Our ready to ship styles are signature designs that embody the essence of Cushla Whiting, and feature only the best, one-of-a-kind gemstones from our collection.
Our bespoke service allows you to customise one of our signature designs by selecting your own diamonds and coloured gemstones from our rare and multi-faceted collection.
Immortalise your story by commissioning a piece of Cushla Whiting’s distinctive style. Our one-of-a-kind stones are ready for your ideas.
All of our ceremonial bands are custom fit to perfectly match any engagement ring.
Contemporary yet understated, for those seeking a ceremonial band with a timeless edge.
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We love to work with our clients to create a custom ceremonial wedding band that perfectly reflects their identity and individual style.
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Our bespoke and custom jewellery design service pairs your creative vision with our expertise to create a custom engagement ring, ceremonial band or piece of fine jewellery.
We go beyond the GIA's 4 Cs, to select the worlds most beautiful diamonds, the smart way. Learn more about how we buy our diamonds here so you can buy with confidence.
Learn more about our collection of beautiful coloured gemstones including, sapphire, spinel, emerald and ruby, the criteria used to assess quality and how this effects value.
We go to extra lengths to ensure that our diamonds and gemstones are ethically sourced, and that our jewellery is responsibly and sustainably made. Find out more about our sourcing and manufacturing processes here.
Be guided on your journey by one of our expert design and gemstone consultants. Select your favourite design, handpick your gemstone from our rare and multi-faceted collection and learn about our difference when it comes to the diamond 4 C's and coloured gemstone sourcing.
No matter where you are in the world, we’ll work together to create a unique and beautiful design that captures you perfectly—be it a custom engagement ring, wedding band or a piece of fine jewellery.
To preserve the beauty of your precious piece of jewellery, you are advised to treat them with great care and handle them with delicacy.
When it comes to choosing a sapphire, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However when we are talking about the value of sapphires there are six main factors at play. It is the combination of these factors that determine the value.
Colour in sapphires is broken into hue, saturation and tone with the greatest value being in hues with vivid saturation and medium tone. Certain hues will command a higher price than others.
There is no official clarity grading system for sapphires. It is the presence of rutile needles containing elements that give sapphire its colour, so the presence of inclusions within a sapphire is expected. However the inclusions will normally be masked by the colour in the stone and as long as there are no noticeable inclusions to the eye it will not affect the value.
Sapphires are cut to maximise their colour. For this reason there can be a lot of variation in cut proportions for sapphires. The cut doesn’t affect the value of a sapphire to the same extent that colour and carat weight do.
The higher the carat weight the more valuable the sapphire. Sapphires above 2 carat are exponentially more rare and more valuable. The spread (or face up size) of a sapphire can vary greatly between sapphires of similar carat weights and shapes.
The majority of natural sapphires will have received heat treatment, which is the accepted industry standard. Heat treatment is essentially a continuation of the heating that occurs inside the earth's mantle via volcanic heat releasing colour into the crystal.
Another major factor that will play a big role in the value of a sapphire is the commercial demand. There are famous sapphires such as Royal Blue Sapphires and Pigeon Blood Ruby which will command a higher price than more niche colours or regions such as Australian parti sapphires or Nigerian teal sapphires. This will play a bigger role in pricing than whether the sapphire is heated or unheated in the larger sizes.
Unlike diamonds it is the exception rather than the rule for sapphires to be certified. Certification is simple and only generally includes the carat weight, colour, if it's natural or synthetic and if it has received any treatment.
Sapphires are 9 on the MOH scale of hardness making them a durable gemstone for everyday wear. However it is still possible to chip sapphires so as with all fine jewellery care is to be taken when wearing them. In comparison diamond is 10 on the MOH scale of harness making it the hardest thing on earth. This harness gives diamonds an incomparable luster and sparkle known as “adamantine”. However, it is arguable that sapphire is more durable than diamond due to the fact that diamond has a point of cleavage in its crystal structure which if knocked can make the diamond split clean open.
Our sapphires are ethically sourced by our Gemologist Hamish Whiting directly from the regions where they are mined from trusted gemstone cutters and brokers. Our sapphires are mined using small scale artisanal mining methods which are low impact on the environment and provide essential income to the local communities.
Generally sapphires are less expensive than diamonds unless they are a particularly famous and desired type of sapphire e.g. Burmese Ruby, Padparascha sapphire, Royal blue sapphire.
Our sapphires are all ethically sourced from the regions that they are artisanally mined or cut. This includes Australia, Montana, Nigeria, Madagascar and Sri Lanka.
Sapphire is corundum crystal which is made of aluminium oxide. The colour of the corundum is determined by the presence of natural elements that exist within the sapphire when it is forming e.g titanium and iron. It is the elements reacting with volcanic or man made heat that cause the colour in sapphire.
Our sizing is based on the inner diameter of our ring in millimetres. Refer to the measuring chart in our guide.