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18CT WHITE GOLD MARQUISE GARNET & DIAMOND STUDS

Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery


Regular price £655.00
18CT WHITE GOLD MARQUISE GARNET & DIAMOND STUDS
18CT WHITE GOLD MARQUISE GARNET & DIAMOND STUDS

I am delighted to offer this gorgeous pair of 18ct White Gold Garnet and Diamond earrings. Each stud holds a .73ct natural Garnet. Measuring just over 8mmx4mm, these marquise-cut Garnets have a wonderful blood-red colouring that really brings your ear to life.

Surrounding the Garnets are matching brilliant-cut Diamonds. These Diamonds offer an enticing twinkle and a total of .15cts. The length of the earrings is 10mm and faultless 18ct White Gold butterfly backs keep them in place. G-H colour, Si clarity. 

A beautifully made pair of earrings perfect for any occasion. A matching pendant is also available, and this same design can be made up in Amethyst, Peridot or Blue Topaz.

A LAYAWAY PLAN IS AVAILABLE. My layaway plan is 100% free and you don't have to apply or qualify for it. I simply require a 25-50% deposit then you will have up to six months to pay the remainder of the balance. Weekly, bi-weekly or monthly instalment payments are available. You can pick and choose your own payment plan to find an option that works for you. Your order will be shipped to you as soon as it is paid in full. Terms are flexible. Please contact me to initiate. PayPal required. You do not receive the item until fully paid for. See my Policies page for Ts&Cs.

The associations of this extremely popular gemstone are numerous: it is the birthstone for January; associated with the astrological signs of both Aquarius and Leo, and is also the recommended gift for both the 2nd and 6th wedding anniversaries. Although there are some 30 different gems in the Garnet family, they all fall into one of six main families/species: Almandine, Andradite, Grossular, Pyrope, Spessartite or Uvarovite. These studs are Almandine Garnets.

The marquise or navette cut has the greatest crown surface area of any fancy cut. Thus, it makes stones appear larger than any other cut for the same carat size. Being a brilliant cut, the marquise’s two points on either end hide inclusions well. Symmetry plays a particularly important role in a marquise since any variation in such a slender shape become glaringly obvious. However, the points tend to appear darker in stones larger than one carat. Therefore, go up a grade in colour if buying a large marquise-cut white Diamond.

White Gold is an alloy of Gold and at least one white metal (usually nickel, Silver, or Palladium). 

White gold's properties vary depending on the metals used and their proportions. The term White Gold is used very loosely in the industry to describe karat Gold alloys with a whitish hue. The term "white" covers a large spectrum of colours that borders or overlaps pale yellow, tinted brown, and even very pale rose. The alloys used in the jewellery industry are Gold–Palladium–Silver and Gold–Nickel–Copper–Zinc. The nickel used in some White Gold alloys can cause an allergic reaction when worn over long periods (also notably on some wristwatch casings). Gold is rarely pure Gold, even before another metal is added to make a White Gold alloy and often contains a mercury alloy from its production, which can cause an allergic reaction. Where possible I source my White Gold from within the EU where the usual mix is the former. It is impossible to know the mix in a preloved or vintage item, sadly; I usually have the item re-plated with Rhodium to minimise any risk. All new White Gold items are enhanced with Rhodium plating. To preserve this plating, avoid swimming in your jewellery as chlorine, in particular, can cause faster degradation. Chlorine is present in small amounts in tap water, so it is best to avoid getting your jewellery wet where possible.  It is a simple matter to have items re-plated.

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