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Make a statement with this bold masked cocktail ring! Beautifully crafted from platinum or gold embraced™ with rhodium accents, this ring features various round full cut 1.2mm simulated diamonds in pave settings.
Part of the Sonia Bitton Collection. Made in China. Includes blue pouch and romance card.
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:
Platinum can be used as a finish coating over sterling silver or copper alloys. Its bright, pure luster enhances the brilliance of gemstones and does not discolor or oxidize. Platinum plating is also characterized by its good resistance to surface abrasion, making jewelry pieces more durable against everyday and long-term wear. Over time, platinum plating will wear off and therefore will require re-plating.
Austrian crystals: These are known for their excellent reflective quality and prismatic brilliance. This man-made crystal is created using natural minerals and quartz sand, which are then heated and slowly cooled using a process similar to that of creating hand-blown glass. This process creates an end product that can be fashioned into a beautiful crystal.
A special machine is used to create a highly faceted crystal. The crystals are cut in various directions, which allows for excellent light refraction, exceptional brilliance and unsurpassed color quality at an affordable price.
Today Swarovski® is one of the largest suppliers of high-end crystals. In the late 1800s, Daniel Swarovski invented a machine to cut crystal with extreme precision. He patented his technique and to this day, only select Swarovski family members and employees have unrestricted access to the production facility that creates these crystals. They are used to decorate everything from stilettos and sculptures, to chandeliers, jewelry and clothing.
About the Collection
Turn heads with incredibly chic, ultra versatile designer jewelry from Sonia Bitton. Exclusively designed for ShopHQ, the Sonia Bitton collection features AAA-quality simulated diamonds set in Gold Embraced™ or Platinum Embraced™ sterling silver.
Stone-intensive and bold, Sonia Bitton jewelry boasts an across-the-room sparkle that demands attention. By utilizing the same manufacturing techniques as fine jewelry, Sonia Bitton has created a supremely elegant, uniquely inspired collection that looks and feels like high-end diamond jewelry.
About the Guest
A ShopHQ favorite for years, New York-based designer Sonia Bitton brings fashion-forward vision, a gifted eye for design and a distinct personal touch to her creations.
World travel, a passion for jewelry and Sonia's proud French heritage are the inspirations behind the signature designs that have earned Sonia a legion of loyal fans.
Join Sonia on-air as she shares her most beautiful creations and opens the door to a world of elegant, high-end designer jewelry for every woman to enjoy.