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."
TEXTURED: A unique and varying finish with a tactile surface applied through various techniques, both by hand and with machinery.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
Diamond: The hardest and most brilliant of all gemstones, a diamond can make the heart race with its pure and fiery spark. An ancient symbol of love, a diamond is the preferred gemstone for tokens of affection, such as rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Diamond is the birthstone for April.
(Color: Black, Quantity: 22, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.10 ct. t.w.)
GARNET: the birthstone of January. One glance at the deep red seeds nestled inside of a pomegranate explains why the word "garnet" comes from the Latin word "granatus," meaning "grain" or "seed." This name was given to the garnet because of its close resemblance to the succulent seed.
(Color: Red, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Marquise
MARQUISE: An elliptical shape that comes to a point at the top and bottom. Sometimes referred to as a "navette."
Fancy, Weight: 0.15 ct. t.w., Size: 4X2 mm)
The ring was a gift, just about everything I expected, and was certainly adored by the recipient. Â The eyes were capturing, and the shape and fit of the ring was just perfect for the right wear. Â Just slightly disappointed in the black diamonds not being as prevalent as expected, but all in all, a great purchase.