margaret solow's pieces are timeless and elegant no matter what is happening in fashion at the moment. I love her simplicity and so happy she never strays from that.. Her pieces are cherished in Japan and all over the globe for their quality and unfailing beauty. Margaret makes everything by hand in her studio, her gems are never heated or subjected to chemical cleaning, they are in their natural state. Her pieces are strung one by one. This natural sapphire has brilliant color because of it's shape and facets. When I see Margaret I always ask for these sapphires because they are so complex and beautiful and this pink sapphire is particularly beautiful - the color is impossible to catch in a photo but they make the perfect gift for a September birthday. This piece measures approx. 1.5cm x 1cm, it simply hangs on an 16" brown nylon cord and features a sterling silver lobster style clasp. Usually one would think of the dark blue sapphire, but that color comes from the heating process, these are in their natural state - sapphires also come in many colors and their natural state is so luminous... naturally! They also retain their balancing and calming energy. The piece is as you see in photos - if you want to see more photos just email me.