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Bring an element of the exotic into your wardrobe! Crafted from rhodium plated sterling silver and palladium with accents of 18K yellow gold embraced™ accents, this ring features one oval shaped 18 x 13mm green Maw Sit Sit cabochon in an adhesive and a bezel setting. The ring is accented with eight round cut 1.5mm and two round cut 1.75mm chrome diopsides, all in bead settings.
The total Maw Sit Sit weight is 10.30ct and the total chrome diopside weight is 0.24ct (all approximate). This ring measures 3/4"L x 1"W x 5/16"H and features a gorgeous undergallery.
About Maw Sit Sit:
Mined near the famous Imperial Jade mines of Northern Myanmar, Maw Sit Sit was originally believed to be a form of jade until famed gemologist Gubelin correctly identified it. The name Maw Sit Sit was given by the locals of the region and refers to the Nahshawa and Tawmaw area where it is found. This chromium-rich metamorphic stone has a complex composition, but is primarily composed of Kosmochlor (ureyite) with varying amounts and combinations of minerals, namely from the amphibole, chlorite, and feldspar mineral groups. It is a natural stone with no known treatments. The chemical composition of Maw Sit Sit varies with mineral content though color is the result of the element chromium. Maw Sit Sit is rated 6 on the Mohs scale with a good toughness rating so it stands up well to daily wear, just like jade. It is a relatively rare stone and is not commercially available in large quantities.
Warranty: One year vendor warranty. Also includes a gemstone romance card with purchase.
Part of the Men's en Vogue II Collection. Gemstones may vary in color or pattern. 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.
Pronounced "vermay," vermeil is an electroplating process in which 14K gold or higher is coated over sterling silver. Officially designated by the jewelry industry, items may only be sold as vermeil if they have a minimum thickness of 100 millionths of an inch (2.5 microns) of gold over the silver. Regular gold plating is less than 2.5 microns.
The "vermeil" technique of plating sterling silver with gold originated in France in the 1750s. It differs from "gold filled" or "gold plated" in terms of the thickness or thinness of the microns over sterling silver. "Gold filled" pieces have a much thicker layer, between 15 and 45 microns, which is mechanically bonded to the base metal with heat and pressure. Vermeil is a more expensive version of "gold plated". It does not wear off as quickly as gold plating does. However, over time, vermeil wears off and therefore will require re-plating.
Gold/Platinum Embraced Silver or Bronze:
Our platinum and gold embraced collections feature layers of platinum or 18K gold over sterling silver or bronze for a lustrous, radiant finish everywhere you look and touch.
To care for your plated jewelry items:
Chrome diopside, also called Russian diopside, offers an intense forest green color. Because it is the most affordable gemstone with a pure, rich green color, many jewelry designers predict chrome diopside will be the world’s leading emerald substitute by the end of the decade. It is mostly available in smaller sizes, with the rare larger sizes becoming much more expensive and too dark. A 26.17ct oval cut chrome diopside may be the largest known example of the faceted stone, but there is also a 25.33ct stone that is brighter and more intense in color.
Chrome diopside is relatively soft, with a hardness of 5.5 on the Mohs Scale. Mostly mined in Yakutia and Siberia, the liberalization of the economy of the former Soviet Union has made chrome diopside more available, and more popular, than ever before.
A selection of our jewelry is made of sterling palladium alloy. Palladium is a member of the platinum group of precious metals. By replacing a portion of the copper content used in standard sterling silver with palladium, this proprietary formula renders a precious metal with superior performance attributes. Sterling palladium is five times more tarnish-resistant than standard sterling silver and has strength similar to that of 14K gold.
Palladium has been used as a precious metal in jewelry since 1939, originally as an alternative to platinum for making white gold. Its naturally white color requires no rhodium plating. Additionally, palladium is proportionally much lighter than platinum and is ideal for use in heavier gemstone jewelry. It is a more expensive alloy than nickel, but it seldom causes the allergic reactions that nickel alloy can.