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Toscana Italiana 18K Gold Embraced™ Inspirational Icon Hammered Ring

Inspiration at every angle! This ring features your choice of five different inspirational icons. Each icon is embossed on top of the hammered textured ring. Mix and match this piece with Toscana's inspirational enhancer pendant for a complete look!

Details
  • Choices:
    Owl of Athena
    Pegasus
    Phoenix
    Three Graces
    Venus
  • Metal: 18K yellow gold embraced over bronze
  • Measurements: 1"L x 7/8"W
  • Collection: Toscana Italiana
  • Country of Origin: Italy

Toscana Inspirational Stories:
  • The Owl of Athena: Wisdom
    The owl was believed to be the companion of Athena, the goddess of all things wise.
  • Pegasus: Aspire
    Pegasus was thought to be a creative muse, helping others achieve greater heights. A divine winged stallion.
  • Phoenix: Renewal
    The ultimate symbol of transformation, the Phoenix perpetually rises from its ashes to live anew. To new beginnings!
  • Three Graces: Goddess of Joy, Charm and Beauty
    Created to bring upon pleasant moments, the three graces have been warming hearts, charming souls and welcoming beauty for centuries.
  • Venus: Goddess of Love
    Embody the iconic beauty of Venus, fall in love over and over again.

Check out the Ring Sizing Guide to find your ring size.

Vermeil Plating:
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:

  • Remove jewelry before bathing, swimming, washing hands, putting on make-up, lotions, perfumes, and/or working with household chemicals, cleaners, or acidic liquids.
  • Do not clean plated jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner or in silver cleaning solutions, as it could completely remove the plating finish from your item.
  • Ensure your jewelry item is thoroughly dry before storing. Moisture in an enclosed space can increase tarnishing.
  • Store your plated jewelry in a jewelry box lined with felt or anti-tarnish material. Items should not be stacked as this may cause damage to the plating surface.
  • Do not use excessive pressure when cleaning with a polishing cloth or soft brush, as this may cause damage to the plating.
  • Over time your plated items will need to be re-plated. Contact your local jeweler for information on plating services.