Multi-Sapphire Drops (Briolettes)
Briolettes are elongated pear-shaped gems with facets. They are drilled halfway or completely through their lengths to hang as a bead. These gemstones were quite popular during the Victorian era and have witnessed resurgence in recent times in the use of emerald and sapphire accented diamond sets. Beacab.com offers an extensive range of sapphire briolettes. Colors range from blue, white, purple, green, white, pink and yellow sapphire briolettes in varying intensities of light, medium and dark colors. There are also strings of multi-colored sapphire briolettes or drops that are completely drilled through. Weights range from 2 carats to 10 carats and sizes from 3mm to 7mm for matched, graded pairs of stones. Strings measure from 14 inches to 24 inches with individual stone sizes of 2mm to 12mm across.