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.
OPAL: With an iridescent luster that can reveal a beautiful kaleidoscope of color, the opal has inspired many myths and legends. A white opal with swirls of soft pastel shades is popular for jewelry, but opals also come in black and blue. Opal is the gemstone for October birthdays.
(Color: White, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
, Weight: 2.10 carats, Size: 11X9 mm)
TANZANITE: A new and rare discovery (1960's) that captures magnificent shades of purple and blue. Its crystal structure allows light to enter the stone and divide into two or three sectors which enhances the intensity of color. Tanzanite is an alternate for December birthstones.
(Color: Purple, Quantity: 12, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval, Weight: 1.80 ct. t.w., Size: 4X3 mm)
TOPAZ: Available in a stunning selection of shades, the topaz's sky blue hue is one of the most popular colors for jewelry designs. Once thought to offer protection, today topaz is favored for its durability and affordability. Yellow topaz is the birthstone for November while blue topaz is for December.
(Color: White, Quantity: 18, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.60 ct. t.w., Size: 2 mm)
All weights and measures are approximate.
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Overall, I'm very happy with this ring. Â It's large (which I like), with a beautiful, soft mix of stones. The opal is substantial with a nice depth and has an ever changing kaleidoscope of blues, greens, pinks and oranges. The tanzanites are not quite as dark blue as I would have liked, but still a lovely lavender color that compliments the opal and white topaz beautifully to create a dazzling display on the hand. Â Very pretty!