A spectacular design that's sure to impress. Crafted from platinum embraced sterling silver, this serpent-like ring features one pear cut 10 x 8mm and 49 round cut 1.3mm Brilliante simulated diamonds, all in prong settings. The total Diamond Equivalent Weight (DEW) of the main stone is 2.46ct., and the total DEW of the ring, including the main stone is 2.95ct. (both approximate).
The ring measures 9/16"L x 13/16"W x 1/4"H.
Part of the Brilliante® Collection.
About the Pear Cut
With a rounded end and a single point, the pear cut combines the best of the oval and marquise shapes. It is especially appealing for those who like the look of round, but prefer to have a fancy-shaped alternative. The pavilion angles create a dark bow-tie effect across the belly of the stone, adding to its mystical and romantic allure.
Platinum can be used as a finish coating over sterling silver or copper alloys. Its bright, pure luster enhances the brilliance of gemstones and does not discolor or oxidize. Platinum plating is also characterized by its good resistance to surface abrasion, making jewelry pieces more durable against everyday and long-term wear. Over time, platinum plating will wear off and therefore will require re-plating.
To care for your plated jewelry items:
On the Mohs Scale, which measures the hardness of minerals, cubic zirconia is an 8.0 to 8.5. It is important to understand that hardness is not necessarily related to durability. Even though diamond is the hardest mineral (10.0 on the Mohs Scale), it can still be chipped or broken.
The only ways to tell the difference between cubic zirconia and diamond are by use of a thermal probe, by weighing the loose stone or by microscopic examination of surface features and inclusions. Cubic zirconia weighs approximately 65% more than diamond. Therefore, while a 6.25 mm round diamond weighs about 1.00 carat, the same size cubic zirconia weighs about 1.65 carats. If you know the weight of a cubic zirconia, you can figure out the diamond weight equivalent by multiplying the cubic zirconia weight by 0.6, or 60%.
Few natural diamonds on the market today are perfectly cut, and those that are cost much more than the usual diamond. Unleashing the fire, beauty and brilliance of a stone depends on its precise cut. Simulated diamonds are an excellent balance between quality, beauty and price.
Brilliance: The white light leaving a jewel, traveling upward, which is visible to the eye. Brilliance is sometimes referred to as “sparkle.”
Dispersion: Flashes of rainbow colors. Also called “fire.”
Hardness: Resistance to scratching. The higher the number, the more resistant.
Luster: The shininess of a jewel.
Toughness: Resistance to breakage.