Gem Insider Sterling Silver 16x12mm Larimar Rectangle Shaped Ring
Conjure up images of blue sky and white clouds on a rainy day! Crafted in sterling silver this gorgeous ring will remind you of summer with one rectangular shaped 16 x 12mm blue-green larimar cabochon. The stone is bezel set that highlights its beauty. Intricate detailing on the band magnifies its richness. The ring measures 3/4”L x 13/16”W x 3/8”H.
One of the newest gemstones to be discovered and acclaimed, the world's only source of larimar is found in one square mountain kilometer on an island in the Caribbean. This wondrous gem's limited locality makes it one of the rarest gemstones in the world.
The delicacy of mining makes larimar all the more elusive. Generations of island villagers extract the stone by hand, releasing each precious blue gem from an armor of weathered basalt. To look upon larimar is to see the swirling seas of the Caribbean emulated in a palette of ocean blue. Its extraordinary color comes from a mineral composition that creates amazing azure hues. Nature ensures that no two stones are exactly alike.
About the Gem Insider Collection
Focusing on the uniqueness of gemstones, their cuts and sizes, the Gem Insider Collection lets you experience the wonder of gems from around the world. ShopHQ's “Gem Insider,” Paul Deasy, searches the globe to find unusual, rare, new and exotic gemstones. He is an Accredited Jewelry Professional with the Gemological Institute of America and is your passport to an educational journey of gemstones and remarkable beauty. Paul has visited and photographed mines in exotic countries like Australia and Tanzania and enjoys sharing his knowledge and appreciation of the gems found there.
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Care as you would for any fine jewelry, beware of perfumes and acid based cleaners. Hand polishing with polishing cloth is best. Gemstones will vary in color or patterns. 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.
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