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.
TURQUOISE: Typically polished and featuring a cabochon cut, turquoise is prized for its depth of color and the visual interest found in veins of matrix stone. Prized as a gemstone for 1000's of years, legend holds that turquoise has protective qualities.
STABILIZED TURQUOISE: Stabilized turquoise is natural turquoise that has been treated with a clear epoxy, resin, or hardening agent in order to protect the stone's color and prevent it from fracturing.
(Color: Blue, 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.
Size: 12X10 mm)
SPINEL: This rare and durable gemstone, found in a beguiling shade of inky black, catches the eye when set in rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Spinel's red glow is also very beautiful in its own right and in ages past it was mistaken for a ruby. Spinel is also found in captivating tones of pink, purple and green.
(Color: Black, Quantity: 52, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Size: 1.5 mm)
I hesitated quite awhile before purchasing this ring. I'm sorry I waited so long. When it arrived I was stunned at how much more beautiful it is in person versus the catalog photo. The only thing I can say is it's gorgeous and don't hesitate to get it! The fit is perfect as well.