A beautiful blue with a hint of gothic flair! Crafted in a lovely silver-tone, this ring features a rectangular turquoise magnesite stone on a gothic inspired mounting. You'll find four round brilliant cut 2mm black crystals and one rectangle 25 x 18mm turquoise magnesite in a fancy setting. The ring measures 1-3/8"L x 1"W x 1/2"H.
Part of the Sweet Romance Collection. Made in the United States.
How are created or simulated gemstones different from natural gemstones? Natural gems are created by the forces of nature and must be discovered, usually by digging in the ground or sifting through a riverbed. When these stones are created in a laboratory, they are called created, simulated or synthetic gemstones.
The purpose of creating gemstones in a laboratory isn’t necessarily to reduce the cost, but also to produce larger, more perfectly consistent stones. Created or simulated gems can be made of any material. Synthetic gems, however, share virtually all chemical, optical and physical characteristics of their natural mineral counterparts.
Austrian crystals: These are known for their excellent reflective quality and prismatic brilliance. This man-made crystal is created using natural minerals and quartz sand, which are then heated and slowly cooled using a process similar to that of creating hand-blown glass. This process creates an end product that can be fashioned into a beautiful crystal.
A special machine is used to create a highly faceted crystal. The crystals are cut in various directions, which allows for excellent light refraction, exceptional brilliance and unsurpassed color quality at an affordable price.
Today Swarovski® is one of the largest suppliers of high-end crystals. In the late 1800s, Daniel Swarovski invented a machine to cut crystal with extreme precision. He patented his technique and to this day, only select Swarovski family members and employees have unrestricted access to the production facility that creates these crystals. They are used to decorate everything from stilettos and sculptures, to chandeliers, jewelry and clothing.
About the Collection
Earning acclaim in the world of fashion and a dedicated following, designer Shelley Cooper's fashionable Sweet Romance™ jewelry designs are displayed in galleries and sold in shops all over the world. Sweet Romance™ jewelry is based on vintage jewelry silhouettes from the Renaissance to Retro periods as well as current trends. Inspired by women of the past, each original Sweet Romance™ piece illuminates the storylines of the women who inspired it, including queens, starlets, fashion icons, aunts and grandmothers.
Made entirely in America, the Sweet Romance™ collection exudes heirloom appeal with cameos, flowers and charms. The uniquely designed necklaces, bracelets, and earrings incorporate both vintage and new stones, beads and ornaments. Combined with fabrication methods used in antique costume jewelry, each "masterpiece" radiates the spirit of its inspired era. Capture the uplifting, lighthearted and elegant nature of the past in each Sweet Romance design.
About Shelley Cooper
On-air guest Shelley Cooper, designer and CEO of Sweet Romance™ Jewelry, is an accomplished artist and jewelry historian. Inspired by lifelong study of antique jewelry design and manufacturing, Shelley's passion is distinctly reflected in her work. Join Shelley as she shares many of her designs for the first time, along with the inspiration and stories that live on in each unique treasure.