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Effy Sterling Silver Tsavorite Woven Double Band Balissima Ring - 133-096


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133-096 - Effy Sterling Silver Tsavorite Woven Double Band Balissima Ring
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Effy Sterling Silver Tsavorite Woven Double Band Balissima Ring

Contemporary style for the modern woman! Crafted from polished sterling silver, this elegant creation begins with two bands which are cast together with a woven texture. A row of six round full cut 1.5mm green tsavorite gemstones in prong settings rests in a north/south configuration. An undergallery ensures a comfortable fit.

The total tsavorite weight is approximately 0.12ct. The ring measures 7/16”L x 15/16”W x 3/16”H and comes in an Effy presentation box with an Effy romance card and Effy tag. The ring includes a limited lifetime warranty when registered. Please see insert for additional information.

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Part of the Effy Collection. Made in China. All weights pertaining to gemstones, including diamonds, are minimum weights. Gemstone may vary in color and/or pattern. Please allow for these natural variations. Treat with best of care. All jewelry should occasionally be examined for tightness of gemstones. Alterations and cleaning must be done by professional jewelers. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.


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Sterling Silver

Sterling silver, also called fine silver, is a beautifully lustrous cool-toned precious metal favored in fine jewelry among other products. The most reflective of all metals (excluding mercury), sterling silver looks stunning by itself and brings out the best hues in an array of colorful gemstones.

Sterling silver can be polished to a higher sheen than platinum. In fact, Ag, the chemical symbol for silver, comes from a word that means “white and shining.” The surface of silver can boast that shiny, polished appearance, or can be brushed, satin, matte, sandblasted, antiqued or oxidized (chemically blackened).

In order to be called sterling silver, a metal must be made up of a minimum of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% alloy (meaning other metals), including but not limited to copper and nickel. The alloy is added to pure silver to make the metal more durable, tougher and harder. Sterling silver is designated a fineness of “925.” Pieces with sterling silver may be marked “sterling.”

Finishes on Sterling Silver
Finishing, or plating, is a common treatment with sterling silver. Popular types of plating are rhodium plating, gold plating and anti-tarnish plating. Plating is used to extend the life and sheen of the jewelry. After sizing or buffing a piece of jewelry with a machine, it must be re-plated to restore the finish.

  • Rhodium Plating: Rhodium plating is a complex and laborious process that enhances the luster and beauty and extends the life of silver. A member of the platinum metal group, rhodium is often used as a finishing touch on silver jewelry. It's a shiny silvery metal with a very white and reflective appearance, much like mercury. It's also very hard, so it withstands much wear and tear, resists natural tarnishing and wonderfully mimics the brilliant finish of freshly polished silver.

    Caring for Sterling Silver
    Sterling silver becomes tarnished as the result of a natural chemical process that occurs when sterling silver is exposed to chemicals in the air, rubber, wool and latex. Humidity also plays a role in accelerating tarnishing. It's easy to keep your sterling silver sparkling, though, by taking a few steps to prevent tarnish and other wear and tear.

  • Avoid exposing sterling silver to direct sunlight and harsh chemicals, including chlorine, ammonia, hair products, perfumes, cosmetics, perspiration and strong jewelry cleaning solutions.
  • Periodically wash sterling silver with mild dish soap and warm water. Rinse well and dry completely with a soft cloth before storing because moisture can cause tarnish.
  • Lightly polish sterling silver frequently with a soft silver-polishing cloth, avoiding abrasive cloths completely.
  • Tarnish is easy to remove when it first forms as a yellowish tint, but becomes more difficult to remove when it becomes brown and black. Remove tarnish with a silver polish cream, avoiding immersing pieces with gemstones in tarnish-removal solutions.
  • Minimize scratches on sterling silver by storing it in its own compartment in your jewelry box or in a cloth pouch. Sterling silver may also be stored in sealed polyethylene bags.


    Tsavorite:

    Pronounced SAV-OH-RITE, the tsavorite gemstone features an intense green color that ranges from a vivid light hue to a deep, velvety forest shade. It is a member of the garnet family and is often referred to as a green grossularite. Like other garnets, tsavorite is naturally pristine with no treatments and features a strikingly high brilliance.

    In 1967, British geologist Campbell R. Brides discovered tsavorite in Tanzania. He found strange, potato-shaped rocks that had breathtakingly beautiful green grains and crystals inside them. In 1971, he discovered the same gemstone vein extended into Kenya, where he could officially start exploiting the occurrence.

    Henry Platt, the former president of Tiffany & Co in New York, named the stone after its occurrence near the famous game frontier, Tsavo-National Park. In 1974, Tiffany’s started a special promotion campaign to make tsavorite well known throughout the United States. Campaigns in other countries followed, and tsavorite soon became sought-after everywhere.

    Tsavorite is quite rare and can cost several thousand dollars per carat depending on size and quality. Larger stones are exceedingly scarce. Only occasionally is a rough crystal more than 5.00ct found, making tsavorites weighing 2.00ct or more quite valuable. Fortunately, the brilliance and luminosity of these gems are displayed even in smaller sizes. They rank a hardness of 7.5 on the Mohs Scale and enjoy an especially high light-refraction index.

    Too new to have folklore of its own, tsavorite is believed to hold the mystical powers of garnet, including protection and healing. Garnets also symbolize loyalty and can be exchanged between friends to ensure they meet again.




  • About the Collection
    Experience the luxury and exceptional beauty of the Effy Jewelry Collection, a premier designer line featuring some of the finest diamonds and gemstones available. The Effy Jewelry Collection includes elegant necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and pendants featuring diamonds and a rainbow of colored precious and semi-precious gemstones set in 14K gold and silver.

    The ultimate in luxury, Effy is known for innovative and creative designs featuring intricate pave settings and vibrantly colored stones. Each piece is crafted with the utmost attention to detail and design — with no two designs exactly the same, each is a truly one-of-a-kind piece.

    Classic Effy styles add elegance to your everyday look, while contemporary pieces add a vibrant splash of color and sparkle to an evening out or a special occasion. With luxurious styles varying from traditional and timeless to today's high fashion looks, there is a piece for you in the Effy Jewelry Collection.

    Tamara AtzenwilerAbout the Founder & Designer
    Effy began more than 30 years ago as a family business with the mission of creating exquisite jewelry with the utmost attention to detail. Today, this luxurious brand is highly desirable for those with the most discerning tastes.

    Effy Hematian is passionate about creating each piece with the utmost attention to quality. He has built this luxury brand upon a foundation of quality, trust and integrity. Discover why the award-winning Effy collection is one of the most well-regarded, premier jewelry collections in the world.

    About the Guest
    With more than 10 years of experience in the jewelry industry, Effy Brand Specialist Tamara Atzenwiler works directly with designer Effy Hematian and his team in New York City. With a keen eye for elegant design, on-air guest Tamara is an expert at identifying exquisite styles and the latest trends. Inspired by Effy's love of color and his passion for creating, let Tamara show you how Effy's commitment to innovation and excellent craftsmanship is reflected in each jewelry masterpiece.

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