9CT WHITE GOLD PRINCESS CUT EMERALD & DIAMOND CHANNEL SET HALF ETERNITY RING
Pretty little Art Deco-inspired half eternity band in 9ct White Gold with channel set square Emeralds and little brilliant cut Diamonds. The gemstones total .35cts of Emerald and .13cts of Diamonds. A little treasure!
Channel setting ensures a smooth finish, there are no claws to catch on clothing or wear away. Available in sizes J-Q; 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 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.
Said to be “a girl’s best friend”, the name Diamond derives from the ancient Greek word ‘adamas’ meaning invincible. The quality of this gem’s colour, clarity and cut are more tightly measured than for any other gemstone, and although there are various standards used across the globe, that of the Gemological Institution of America (GIA) is the most widely used. The value of a similar carat weight of Diamonds can vary dramatically, based on their clarity and colour - and to some extents more importantly - how well the gemstone has been cut. Its very high refractive index is what gives the gem its famous sparkle; its strong lustre is described as an adamantine lustre.
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.
All gemstones can be damaged through wear and tear. Make sure you check for loose stones or damaged claws periodically. Always take your jewellery off whenever you are doing activities that might cause damage. Remember that household cleaners and chlorine in swimming pools can damage many gems.
Jewellery is best stored individually in a soft pouch or a box with compartments away from sunlight and where harder gemstones can’t scratch softer ones.