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Gorgeous green hues with drops of morning dew! Crafted in polished 18K yellow gold embraced™ over sterling silver, this ring features one oval checkerboard cut 22 x 16mm yellow-green ouro verde in a fancy setting. You will find three round cut 2mm and four round cut 1.5mm chrome diopsides in bezel and claw settings. One round cut 1.1mm diamond gleams from one of the flowers in a bezel setting.
The total ouro verde weight is 22.23ct and the total chrome diopside weight is 0.23ct (both approximate). The ring measures 15/16"L x 7/8"W x 9/16"H. This ring features a lovely side gallery.
Gemstone may vary in color and/or pattern. Please allow for these natural variations.
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From Jewelry by Colette Collection. Made in China. Includes a gemstone romance card with purchase. All weights pertaining to gemstones, including diamonds, 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.
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:
Chrome diopside, also called Russian diopside, offers an intense forest green color. Because it is the most affordable gemstone with a pure, rich green color, many jewelry designers predict chrome diopside will be the world’s leading emerald substitute by the end of the decade. It is mostly available in smaller sizes, with the rare larger sizes becoming much more expensive and too dark. A 26.17ct oval cut chrome diopside may be the largest known example of the faceted stone, but there is also a 25.33ct stone that is brighter and more intense in color.
Chrome diopside is relatively soft, with a hardness of 5.5 on the Mohs Scale. Mostly mined in Yakutia and Siberia, the liberalization of the economy of the former Soviet Union has made chrome diopside more available, and more popular, than ever before.
Meaning “green gold” in Portuguese, ouro verde is a type of quartz found in Brazil. Its name comes from its color, which is a vivid chartreuse hue with yellow highlights. Most ouro verde today is produced by heat-treating (irradiating) amethyst or yellow quartz, which gives the transparent stone its pale, golden-green color. Also known as green gold, the name of this gem can also be spelled “oro verde.” It ranks a 7.0 on the Mohs Scale and is spectacular for jewelry.
About the Collection:
Make a stunning statement with bold, unique and colorful jewelry by internationally-recognized jewelry designer Colette Steckel. Created especially for ShopHQ, the Jewelry by Collete collection draws inspiration from, Mexican and pre-Hispanic culture, French art and the designer's own French-Mexican heritage.
Featuring distinct style and color, every earring, pendant and ring wears like a piece of art. Colorful genuine gemstones sizzle in Gold Embraced™ settings, allowing you to make personalized statements with ocean-themed gemstone cocktail rings, dazzling gold star pendants and feminine floral pieces.