9CT WHITE GOLD EMERALD & DIAMOND CROSSOVER HALF ETERNITY RING
This Diamond and Emerald crossover ring celebrates the essence of femininity. Here, row of alternating princess cut Emeralds and .03ct brilliant cut Diamonds cross a plain 9ct White Gold Band to form a classic crossover design. I love the cool, striking combination of Emeralds and White Gold.
Total Diamond weight .12cts.
This ring is also available in 9ct Yellow Gold, and with Sapphire or Ruby gemstones in either colour metal. Size range is J-R; for sizes outside this range, please contact me.
To own an Emerald is to own a piece of history, a piece of nature and a work of art. With its array of inclusions and clouds, the gem is not famed for its crystal clarity, but is steeped in so much history that we automatically ignore the gem’s imperfections when we study a piece and accept that these impurities are simply “the fingerprints of Mother Nature”. Its price is often greater than Diamonds of a similar carat weight. Some Emeralds have an almost velvety appearance, and are one of only a few gems where inclusions are not only tolerated, but considered to be part of the gem’s character. Its name is derived from the Greek word “smaragdos”, a label given to a number of gems with the colour green in common.
The youngest Diamonds are believed to have been formed over 100 million years ago! For the necessary conditions to occur naturally, it is believed that Diamonds were created some 90 to 120 miles beneath the Earth’s crust. The only other valuable gem on the planet to crystallise under these hostile conditions is Peridot. Although Africa is still a major supplier of Diamonds, today it holds less than 50% of the market share, and it cannot control the market as much as it once did.
White gold is usually 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.