Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery

Regular price £575.00

This modern ring has a 1.45-carat oval Peridot set east-west at its centre. The striking peridot is supported by an unusual setting of round brilliant cut diamonds that total .04 carats in a wide u shape, visible from the profile of the ring. Subtly sparkly! The ring is made in 18ct White Gold which gives the ring a striking contrast of colour and allows the stone to really show its true colour. A wonderful right-hand ring for special occasions, unusual engagement or promise ring or even dress ring for everyday wear

Currently, I have this ring available in an N and O (US 7-7.5). For other sizes please contact me.

LAYAWAY: I offer layaway, which allows you to pay in instalments with no interest over a maximum time period of six months. These earrings could be paid for in:

 2 instalments of £297.50

4 instalments of £148.75

6 instalments of £99.15

Please contact me to initiate. PayPal is required. You do not receive the item until fully paid for. See the Policies page on my website for Ts&Cs.

Throughout history, Peridot has been mistaken and confused with other gemstones, including Emerald - which is surprising due to the yellow-green colour of the stone. Having long been associated with luck, many cultures have celebrated this unusual and magical stone in their myths and legends due to its apparent power to ward off evil spirits. In days gone by, goblets and sword handles of the rich and powerful landowners and aristocracy were encrusted with Peridots.  In addition to being the birthstone for August, it is associated with the star sign of Capricorn and used to celebrate the 16th wedding anniversary.

Diamond is the birthstone for April and the anniversary gift for the 10th, 30th, 60th & 75th anniversaries.

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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