Kimberly Collins Sapphire & Diamond White Gold Ring
The September birthstone is on brilliant display here on this Kimberly Collins ring. A captivating blue sapphire sits framed in white gold on a diamond encrusted band. Blue sapphires have been associated with the heavens above, for centuries. Known as the "Stone of Wisdom," they are thought to bring spiritual awakening, and offer peace and protection, to those who wear them. Made with .92ctw blue sapphire, .11ctw of diamonds, and 18k white gold.
About the designer
Kimberly Collins has always had an interest in beautiful things, thanks to her mother, a professional artist, and father, a lifelong collector of gems, minerals, and other exotic treasures from around the world. She received a Bachelors degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management at Northern Arizona University and worked for a time at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, but knew there was more out there for her. That’s why she jumped at the chance to travel to Nairobi and learn the tanzanite business there, learning everything she could about gems and laying the groundwork for her true life’s work.
Kimberly moved to San Francisco and formed Kindy African Gemstone Company in 1995, changing the name to Collins & Collins Fine Colored Gemstones when she went into partnership with her then-husband. But the best was yet to come. After broadening her horizons still further with eye-opening trips to Bangkok and Sri Lanka, she decided to go independent.
In 2008, she opened Kimberly Collins Colored Gems, featuring a continually expanding inventory and adding a finished colored-stone jewelry line. She considers it a great privilege to be able to share her expertise, attention to detail, and dedication with jewelers. Kimberly strives to provide them with the very finest in colored gems.