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Gems en Vogue Bamboo Coral w/ Fire Citrine & White Sapphire Ring - 112-798


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112-798 - Gems en Vogue Bamboo Coral w/ Fire Citrine & White Sapphire Ring
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Gems en Vogue Bamboo Coral w/ Fire Citrine & White Sapphire Ring

Add a colorful sophisticated touch to any ensemble with this gleaming ring. Designed with polished rhodium plated sterling silver and palladium with 18K yellow gold embraced™ accents, this ring showcases a rectangle shaped 20 x 15mm permanent dyed salmon bamboo coral cabochon along with two pear faceted cut 6 x 4mm fire citrines, and 10 round faceted cut 1.5-2.0mm white sapphires.

The bamboo coral is in a claw setting, the fire citrines are in partial bezel settings, and the sapphires are in partial bezel and bead settings. The bamboo coral weighs 11.22ct, the total citrine weight is 1.60ct and the total sapphire weight is 0.28ct (all approximate). Complete with an undergallery, this ring has a setting size of 15/16"L x 15/16"W and a height of 3/8".

About Bamboo Coral
Bamboo Coral is technically a different species of coral; it is not like Mediterranean, Sea of Japan Moro, or Momo Coral. Bamboo coral is usually found in deep ocean reefs and, like the name implies, have a growth structure that resembles bamboo. These bamboo corals originate from the South China Sea. Normally grey to white in color, it readily accepts dye. The normal colors for dying are salmon and blue and occasionally red. Bamboo coral dyes so well that it is often mistaken for the rarer Mediterranean or Japanese corals under close examination. Bamboo coral is completely natural and whole and it is not reconstituted.

Coral is a natural gem that is organic in origin. This is a very limited group within the gem kingdom with few members, including ivory, pearl, jet amber, and ammolite. Coral and pearls are the only true gems that come from the worlds oceans. Coral is comprised of 97% calcium carbonate and 3% magnesium with trace elements of iron oxide. It has a Mohs rating of 3.5 to 4.0 so wear it as you would a pearl; it is organic so avoid chemical jewelry cleaners.

About Palladium
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 Collection. 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.


Gold over Silver    Coral    


Vermeil Plating:
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 gold over sterling silver or bronze for a lustrous, radiant finish everywhere you look and touch.

To care for your plated jewelry items:

  • Remove jewelry before bathing, swimming, washing hands, putting on make-up, lotions, perfumes, and/or working with household chemicals, cleaners, or acidic liquids.
  • Do not clean plated jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner or in silver cleaning solutions, as it could completely remove the plating finish from your item.
  • Ensure your jewelry item is thoroughly dry before storing. Moisture in an enclosed space can increase tarnishing.
  • Store your plated jewelry in a jewelry box lined with felt or anti-tarnish material. Items should not be stacked as this may cause damage to the plating surface.
  • Do not use excessive pressure when cleaning with a polishing cloth or soft brush, as this may cause damage to the plating.
  • Over time your plated items will need to be re-plated. Contact your local jeweler for information on plating services.


    Coral:

    Most people think the coral used in jewelry comes from South Pacific coral reefs such as the Great Barrier Reef off Australia. However, these coral reefs are formed by a different species than the coral that is traditionally used in jewelry. Most jewelry coral is found in the Mediterranean Sea or in the Pacific near Japan and Taiwan. It grows in ocean colonies of branches that look like underwater trees, and is found in a range of colors, including pale pink (called angelskin coral), orange, red (called noble coral), white and black. The most valued colors are deep red, black and pink. It is much softer than other gems, with a hardness of only 3.5 on the Mohs Scale. In jewelry-making, coral is often carved into beads or cameos, or can be left and polished in its natural branch-like form.

    Among the most ancient of gem materials, coral has been used for adornment since prehistoric times. While coral inlays and ornaments have been found in Celtic tombs from the Iron Age, the gem also has a history of religious significance. It is one of the seven treasures in Buddhist scriptures, and coral rosaries are used by Tibetan Lamas.

    Coral was long thought to be a powerful talisman that could stop bleeding, protect from evil spirits, and ward off hurricanes. Because it was believed that coral protected the wearer, it was a traditional gift to children. Coral was also believed to lose its powers once broken. Today, coral is the traditional 35th anniversary gift for married couples.




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