Gems en Vogue II Amber w/ Garnet & Orange Sapphire Ring
A look that glows in every light! Ornately crafted with polished rhodium plated sterling silver and palladium with 18K yellow gold embraced™ accents, this ring is topped with an oval shaped 16 x 12mm Baltic amber cabochon in a claw setting. Accenting the sides are two pear cut 5 x 3mm garnets, four round shaped 3mm garnet cabochons and two round full cut 1.75mm orange sapphires.
The garnets are in bezel settings and the sapphires are in bead settings. The Baltic amber weighs 3.17ct, the total garnet weight is 1.34ct, and the total sapphire weight is 0.08ct (all approximate). This ring has a setting size of 13/16"L x 7/8"W and a height of 7/16".
Amber is fossilized resin from ancient plants, especially coniferous trees. Tens of millions of years ago, if the conditions were right, this sticky resin would become encased in earth and gradually become fossilized. Sometimes leaves, bits of wood, and even the whole bodies of insects would be trapped along with the resin. Pieces of amber with the intact remains of ancient insects or other small organisms are rare and highly valued. More than 1,000 extinct species have been identified in amber.
Amber is translucent and range in color from dark brown to a light lemon yellow. It is very soft, with a hardness of 2.5 on the Mohs Scale, and it can be scratched easily. Jewelry with amber cabochons should be worn with care to prevent damage to the stones. Amber has been used as jewelry for thousands of years. Today, two main sources of amber are the Baltic Sea and the Dominican Republic. Amber from the Baltic states is older, but amber from the Dominican Republic is more likely to have insect inclusions.
This item 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, our 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.
Vendor Warranty: 1 year material and workmanship warranty from date of purchase.
Part of the Gems en Vogue II Collection. Comes with a romance card. Gemstones may vary in color or pattern. Please allow for these natural variations. Avoid using chemical jewelry cleaners. 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.