A lovely design made perfect with large, sparkling gemstones! Crafted in 18K yellow vermeil over sterling silver with a polished and etched finish, this ring beams with one round cut 10mm mystic quartz, one oval full cut 6 x 4mm amethyst and one round cut 4mm chrome diopsides. All of the gemstones are in prong settings.
The total quartz weight is 3.10ct, total amethyst weight is 0.38ct and the total chrome diopside weight is 0.29ct (all approximate). The ring measures 5/8"L x 13/16"W with a height of 5/16".
Part of the NYC II® Collection. Made in China. All weights pertaining to gemstones, including diamonds, 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: