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Gem Insider™ Sterling Silver 9 x 6mm Sleeping Beauty Turquoise & Multi Gem Pendant - 132-237


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132-237 - Gem Insider™ Sterling Silver 9 x 6mm Sleeping Beauty Turquoise & Multi Gem Pendant
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Gem Insider™ Sterling Silver 9 x 6mm Sleeping Beauty Turquoise & Multi Gem Pendant

Drape your neckline with highly sought after Sleeping Beauty turquoise and vibrant gemstones. Crafted from rhodium over sterling silver, this enhancer pendant showcases Sleeping Beauty turquoise cabochons accented with your choice of multiple gemstones, amethyst or London blue topaz. The included 18" sterling silver rolo link station necklace showcases stations of London blue topaz, peridot, red rhodolite garnet and amethyst. The enhancer measures 2-1/2"L x 1-1/8"W x 3/16"H. Wear this set together or separate!

ENHANCER CHOICE STONE BREAKDOWN:
Multi:
  • One round 6mm blue stabilized Sleeping Beauty turquoise cabochon in an adhesive setting
  • Five pear 9x6mm blue stabilized Sleeping Beauty turquoise cabochons in adhesive settings
  • One oval cut 6x4mm London blue topaz in a bezel setting
  • One oval cut 6x4mm peridot in a bezel setting
  • One oval cut 6x4mm red rhodolite garnet in a bezel setting
  • One oval cut 6x4mm amethyst in a bezel setting
  • One round cut 5mm red rhodolite garnet in a bezel setting

  • Amethyst:
  • One round 6mm blue stabilized Sleeping Beauty turquoise cabochon in an adhesive setting
  • Five pear 9x6mm blue stabilized Sleeping Beauty turquoise cabochons in adhesive settings
  • Four oval cut 6x4mm amethysts in bezel settings
  • One round cut 5mm amethyst in a bezel setting

  • London Blue Topaz:
  • One round 6mm blue stabilized Sleeping Beauty turquoise cabochon in an adhesive setting
  • Five pear 9x6mm blue stabilized Sleeping Beauty turquoise cabochons in adhesive settings
  • Four oval cut 6x4mm London blue topaz stones in bezel settings
  • One round cut 5mm London blue topaz in a bezel setting

  • NECKLACE STONE BREAKDOWN (included with all choices):
  • Two round cut 4mm London blue topaz stones in bezel settings
  • Two round cut 4mm peridots in bezel settings
  • Three oval cut 6x4mm red rhodolite garnets in bezel settings
  • Three oval cut 6x4mm amethysts in bezel settings

  • CHOICE STONE WEIGHT BREAKDOWN (all approximate):
    Multi:
  • The total turquoise weight is 5.60ct
  • The total topaz weight is 1.03ct
  • The total peridot weight is 0.96ct
  • The total rhodolite garnet weight is 7.24ct
  • The total amethyst weight is 1.52ct

  • Amethyst:
  • The total turquoise weight is 5.60ct
  • The total topaz weight is 0.57ct
  • The total peridot weight is 0.53ct
  • The total rhodolite garnet weight is 1.48ct
  • The total amethyst weight is 3.08ct

  • London Blue Topaz:
  • The total turquoise weight is 5.60ct
  • The total topaz weight is 2.89ct
  • The total peridot weight is 0.53ct
  • The total rhodolite garnet weight is 1.48ct
  • The total amethyst weight is 1.14ct
  • Please note: Gemstones may vary in color and/or pattern. Please allow for these natural variations.

    Part of the Gem Insider™ Collection. Made in Thailand. All weights pertaining to gemstones, including diamonds, 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.


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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.


    Turquoise:

    One of the oldest known gems, turquoise has been prized for thousands of years. The Egyptians believed it had powerful mystical properties, and turquoise jewelry has been found interred with 7,500-year-old mummies. Ancient manuscripts from Persia, India, Afghanistan and Arabia say that the health of a person wearing turquoise could be assessed by variations in the color of the stone. Montezuma’s treasure, now displayed in the British Museum, includes a carved serpent covered by a mosaic of turquoise.

    Turquoise was especially revered by the Native American culture, an association that dates back to the Aztec empire more than 700 years ago. For the Aztecs, turquoise was reserved for the gods and mere mortals were forbidden to wear it. They believed it to be a gem of good fortune and a commodity more valuable than gold. Native Americans believed turquoise protected people from demons and they even placed turquoise in tombs to guard the dead. The stone’s colors were thought to be symbolically blue for the heavens and green for the earth. Often warriors tied turquoise to their bows to ensure accurate shots.

    Today, turquoise is still believed to provide protection and bring luck. It is said to also promote prosperity, love, healing, courage and friendship. The stone is thought to relax the mind and ease mental tension.

    The gem’s opaque turquoise color varies from shades of greenish blue to deep cobalt to sky blue. Some varieties display white or brown matrixes, which are streaks of the mother stone from which they came, while others have veins of color called “spiderwebs” running through them. Generally, the bluer the blue, the more highly valued the stone. A clear, even texture without mottling or veins is also preferred. The most rare and valuable color is an intense azure, but the most common is the mild to medium sky blue. Sometimes imitated by minerals such as chrysocolla, turquoise stones are often dyed or colored with coatings of various resins.

    In the 13th century, turquoise was mistakenly believed to have come from the country of Turkey. Hence, its name came from the French word for Turkey, “Turquie.” The stone was actually brought to Europe from Persia (now Iran), via Turkey. It is a mineral usually found in association with copper deposits and is sometimes mined as a by-product of copper mining.

    Although turquoise is found in desert regions worldwide, the finest and most valuable comes from Iran. Iranian turquoise is a pure robin’s egg blue that is free of green overtones, matrix or black veins. Perhaps the most famous turquoise today, however, comes from the southwestern United States. The occurrence in Arizona and New Mexico produces greener shades of the stone with matrix streaks of various colors.

    While only ranking between 5.0 and 6.0 on the Mohs Scale of hardness, turquoise remains quite popular for jewelry. In Europe, turquoise rings are given as forget-me-not gifts, while in the United States, the stone is given as traditional 5th and 11th wedding anniversary gifts. It has even become a modern consideration for the December birthstone. When wearing turquoise over the years, the stone will absorb oil from a person’s skin, causing a slight change to the color of turquoise.

    Turquoise is commonly treated in various fashions to ensure its durability and visual appeal, especially when set in jewelry. If a stone has been treated, the type of process will be noted. Stabilized turquoise is enhanced through a process of coating the genuine gemstone with colorless acrylics or resin to fill porous gaps, harden the stone and maintain the stone’s color. Reconstituted turquoise is enhanced through a process in which genuine gemstone fragments are powdered and bonded with resin to reinforce the stone. Impregnated turquoise is enhanced through a process in which the genuine gemstone is infused with oil, wax or resin to reinforce the stone.




  • About the Collection
    Travel the lustrous world of genuine gemstones, exploring striking textures, vibrant colors and unexpected shapes. The Gem Insider is your source for jewelry designed with truly distinctive gemstones. With a keen eye for quality and personality, ShopHQ gem expert and certified gemologist Paul Deasy voyages to the far reaches of the globe in search of the world's most unique stones.

    Experience the natural beauty and mesmerizing appeal of colorful, expertly-cut gemstones. Each ring, necklace, pendant and earring is designed to give you a look that is utterly original. Complemented with gold and silver, every design is crafted to last a lifetime.

    Grab your passport, fasten your seatbelt and get ready to explore the magnificent world of gemstones.

    Paul DeasyAbout 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.

    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. 

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