I created this ring after my obsession with Art Deco jewelry began. The sapphire itself is fascinating - showing more purples and blues in certain lighting and more greens in other lighting. The gem is 100% genuine, artisanally mined in Montana, and cut by experts to reflect the best light and color. The sapphire does have a black inclusion in the center of the stone, but pales in comparison to the beauty of the ring. The surrounding diamonds are also genuine, and throw some serious sparkle, although no photo can capture it! The ring is 14kt white gold, and the design is completely original. This is the only ring I have made or will make like this.