9CT GOLD OVAL CUT AMETHYST & DIAMOND RING
This beautiful Amethyst & Diamond ring is a fabulous addition to my collection. This beauty is made from Yellow Gold, with a purple oval cut Amethyst which is claw set in a simple design with small Diamonds decorating the shoulders. On the inside of the shank, there is a full UK hallmark. This would make an ideal special gift - or a treat for yourself!
The total weight of the ring is 1.9 grams. The Amethyst is 9x7mm in size. There are nine Diamonds on either side of the Amethyst, totalling .10cts.
The ring is available in UK sizes J-Q (US 5-8.5). Sizes outside this range are possible within reason; please contact me. This design is also available in Light Swiss Blue Topaz, Morganite, and in White Gold with a London Blue Topaz. Please contact me if no links for pricing and photos.
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Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au and atomic number 79, making it one of the higher atomic number elements that occur naturally. Chemically, gold is a transition metal and a group 11 element. Gold often occurs in free elemental (native) form, as nuggets or grains, in rocks, in veins, and in alluvial deposits. Gold is resistant to most acids, though it does dissolve in aqua regia, a mixture of nitric acid and hydrochloric acid. Gold is insoluble in nitric acid, which dissolves silver and base metals, a property that has long been used to refine Gold and to confirm the presence of Gold in metallic objects, giving rise to the term ‘acid test’.
Amethyst is the birthstone of February. It is also associated with the zodiac signs of Pisces, Aries, Aquarius and Sagittarius.
Diamonds are extremely rare, with concentrations of at most a few parts per billion in the source rock. Loose Diamonds are also found along existing and ancient shorelines, where they tend to accumulate because of their size and density. There are sources other than the Earth’s mantle for Diamonds; when meteorites strike the ground, the shock wave can produce high enough temperatures and pressures for micro Diamonds and nanoDiamonds to form. Popigai crater in Russia may have the world's largest Diamond deposit, estimated at trillions of carats, and formed by an asteroid impact.
The important thing to remember with storage is to keep jewellery away from strong light, which can fade many gems. Amethyst, Ametrine, Aquamarine, Aventurine, Beryl, Citrine, Kunzite, Rose Quartz and Smokey Quartz are all particularly at risk of fading in strong sunlight.