Gems en Vogue II Carved Queen Conch Shell Flower w/ Ruby Ring
The delicate beauty of this design will enchant you! Crafted with sterling silver and palladium with 18K rose gold embraced™ accents, this ring boasts a carved 20mm pink queen conch shell with flower detailing. The conch shell is set in a claw setting that highlights the carving. It is accented with 12 round cut 1.75mm rubies that gleam in bead settings.
The total conch shell weight is 16.88ct and the total ruby weight is 0.48ct, both approximate. The ring measures 7/8"L x 7/8" W x 1/2"H and is supported by a beautiful undergallery.
About the Queen Conch Shell
The queen conch shell (strombus gigas) is actually a sea snail which is harvested for its meat and is used in seafood dishes by many cultures. It is one of the most popular snails used for food in the world second to only to escargot. The interior shell has a great natural pink color and is used by Italian carvers who specialize in cameos. It is also used in its natural state and is cut into various shapes like ovals, crosses etc. All conch shell items have a natural curvature due to the natural spiral shape of the conch shell itself.
If you have ever traveled to the Caribbean, you have seen the queen conch shell being sold in markets, hotels and cruise ships. It is the spiral-looking shell with the pink interior that can also be used as a horn. The queen conch shell has been used for jewelry and ornamentation purposes by cultures ranging from the Mayan to the Greek.
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.
Includes one year vendor warranty from date of purchase. Also includes a gemstone romance card with 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.