Dum-dum-dum-dum – drrrrum rrrroll! Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the stage the ultimate beauty, the blue-green Thai sapphire!
I saw a strand of these on Etsy, and while I debated whether to officially become a crazy bead lazy and get them, they were snatched up. Regretful, I contacted the vendor, SYAU, and asked her to look out for another strand and get it on my behalf. Fairly soon, bam! https://www.etsy.com/transaction/46044910 This strand cost me $160. (This was back when not only was I working, but when my ex and I made tons of disposable income, so I managed to spend a couple thousand dollars on beading supplies in 3 months – this was around May 2010, which is the approximate date for a lot of my beading projects.)
So, these are sapphire, gold findings and gold-filled wire.