STERLING SILVER: Also known as "Standard Silver," sterling silver is silver alloyed with other metals to increase the hardness and durability. Generally, sterling is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. Some sterling silver jewelry is plated with 14kt-18kt gold and referred to as "vermeil," or "gold over sterling."
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
MALACHITE: Once prized for its protective powers, malachite is now favored for its natural beauty and rich color variations. The stone has a textural appearance, showing off a range of green shades, and oftentimes a unique banded pattern.
(Color: Green, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
Fancy, Size: 16X12 mm)
DIOPSIDE: Though quite rare, diopside is one of the most affordable green gemstones. This gorgeous newcomer, mined mainly in Siberia, lights up jewelry designs with vibrant shades of green and makes an ideal choice for pendants, rings and earrings.
(Color: Green, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Fancy, Size: 2 mm)
I had earrings and a necklace with malachite turtles and I wanted a ring to go with them. Â The ring is very ;nice and fits well.
isia | ontario, canada | October 24, 2013
5.0 out of 5.0
A great design and a great fit!
Also it was a very good value.
Terp Alumnae | Laurel, MD | June 12, 2013
Bottom Line: I would recommend this to a friend!
4.0 out of 5.0
Good quality, fun, meaningful piece.
I could not resist this piece, and I'm glad that I didn't. It is a whimsical piece of good quality. The faceted malachite is quite pretty and the chrome diopside eyes sparkle. If you love turtles or love green (or have someone meaningful in your life who does) this is a "must have" piece.