"This ring is inspired by the famous wailing wall of Israel. Throughout the day, in Israel, the sun is in various positions that causes different shades of colors to be seen in the wall's stones." -- Michelle Albala
Crafted in sterling silver with 18K yellow vermeil plating, this ring features a rectangle shape with row of exotic gemstones. You will find nine round brilliant cut 1.75mm gemstones in your choice of neon blue apatite, pink tourmalines, fire opals or chrome diopsides. The gemstones have been bezel set over a textured band.
The total weight of the chrome diopside is 0.20ct, the total apatite weight is 0.22ct, the total tourmaline weight is 0.14ct and the total fire opal weight is 0.10ct (all approximate). The ring measures 1/7"L x 7/9"W x 2/7"H.
Part of the Michelle Albala Collection. All weights pertaining to diamond weights are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.
Pronounced "vermay," vermeil is an electroplating process in which 14K gold or higher is coated over sterling silver. Officially designated by the jewelry industry, items may only be sold as vermeil if they have a minimum thickness of 100 millionths of an inch (2.5 microns) of gold over the silver. Regular gold plating is less than 2.5 microns.
The "vermeil" technique of plating sterling silver with gold originated in France in the 1750s. It differs from "gold filled" or "gold plated" in terms of the thickness or thinness of the microns over sterling silver. "Gold filled" pieces have a much thicker layer, between 15 and 45 microns, which is mechanically bonded to the base metal with heat and pressure. Vermeil is a more expensive version of "gold plated". It does not wear off as quickly as gold plating does. However, over time, vermeil wears off and therefore will require re-plating.
Gold/Platinum Embraced Silver or Bronze:
Our platinum and gold embraced collections feature layers of platinum or gold over sterling silver or bronze for a lustrous, radiant finish everywhere you look and touch.
To care for your plated jewelry items: