Gem Insider Sterling Silver 14 x 10mm Oval Larimar Hammered Shank Ring
You get a classic shape with the richness of style! This oval gemstone will go with any outfit. Completely hand crafted in rhodium over sterling silver, the ring features one oval shaped 14 x 10mm larimar cabochon. The stone is bezel set on a hammered shank.
The approximate total weight of the larimar is 8.00ct. The ring measures 9/16”L x 3/4”W x 5/16”H.
One of the newest gemstones to be discovered and acclaimed, the world's only source of larimar is found in one square mountain kilometer on an island in the Caribbean. This wondrous gem's limited locality makes it one of the rarest gemstones in the world.
The delicacy of mining makes larimar all the more elusive. Generations of island villagers extract the stone by hand, releasing each precious blue gem from an armor of weathered basalt. To look upon larimar is to see the swirling seas of the Caribbean emulated in a palette of ocean blue. Its extraordinary color comes from a mineral composition that creates amazing azure hues. Nature ensures that no two stones are exactly alike.
About the Gem Insider Collection
Focusing on the uniqueness of gemstones, their cuts and sizes, the Gem Insider Collection lets you experience the wonder of gems from around the world. ShopHQ's “Gem Insider,” Paul Deasy, searches the globe to find unusual, rare, new and exotic gemstones. He is an Accredited Jewelry Professional with the Gemological Institute of America and is your passport to an educational journey of gemstones and remarkable beauty. Paul has visited and photographed mines in exotic countries like Australia and Tanzania and enjoys sharing his knowledge and appreciation of the gems found there.
Care as you would for any fine jewelry, beware of perfumes and acid based cleaners. Hand polishing with polishing cloth is best. Gemstones will vary in color or patterns. Please allow for these natural variations. All weights pertaining to diamond weights are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.
About the Collection
Travel the world of exotic gemstones without leaving the comfort of your home! Featuring special cuts, colors, shapes and sizes, Gem Insider brings you the wonder of the world’s most exotic gemstones.
Join gem expert Paul Deasy as he scours the globe in search of Earth’s most beautiful and elusive treasures, and brings them to you in an informative, entertaining showcase rich with stories of his travels and adventures.
With decades of field experience and expertise, Paul often sees what other designers don’t - the beautiful potential in exotic stones that are rarely used in jewelry, yet can create the most unique designs.
About the Guest
Gem expert, author and TV veteran Paul Deasy is your professor and guide for this unique journey into the world of the exotics.
Paul’s passion for gems goes back more than 20 years and is as radiant as any ruby, diamond, or sapphire. Mr. Deasy’s unique expertise in gemstones was acquired the old fashioned way - through traveling the world extensively, attending industry trade shows, and filming in exotic locations, including Tanzania, Australia, Italy, Arizona, and Nevada.
Mr. Deasy's TV career includes host stints on HSN and QVC, and is the author of Colored Gemstones and Opals. Whether you’re a die-hard gemstone aficionado or a beginner who loves unique looks, you’re sure to enjoy Paul's enthusiasm, experience and eye for exotic gemstone style.