|Northern Lights (Topaz) surrounded by Cubic Zirconia|
The ring was referred to as "Northern Lights". It is a low grade Topaz that is specially treated so that the light refracts in colors that simulate the real Northern Lights. The main gem is surrounded by a ring of cubic zirconia, a synthetic gem. The combination makes a beautiful low cost ring.
|Tanzanite Ear Rings and Necklace|
The necklace and ear rings are Tanzanite. High grade Tanzanite is a bright blue stone. Yes, my favorite color. When I went to the store, they had the necklace and ear rings in a light blue for a reasonable price. Sure, it was a lower grade but that is the trade off for finding the gem at a price that I could afford. To top it off, they were set in a silver/gold combination; the perfect compliment to a blue stone. I guess I would call these purchases as one small step up from costume jewelry. They are real gemstones but not expensive.