Decorate your digit in a neutral blend of beauty! This cluster cocktail ring has been crafted in hematite and boasts a variety of simulated pearl and glass beads. Make a stylish statement each time you slip this on your finger!
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Created or Simulated Gemstones: 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
Miriam Haskell opened her first boutique in New York's McAlphin Hotel in 1926. She created collections for the society women of her day, including Joan Crawford, Lucille Ball, and the Duchess of Windsor.
85 years later, the American jewelry house still continues to design collections for the contemporary woman, often collaborating with fashion tastemakers and top designers. Almost unheard of in today's marketplace, Miriam Haskell's creations are still made entirely by hand in the United States. Each bead, crystal and pearl is hand-selected and wired onto an intricate brass filigree to create a signature piece that may take as long as three days to assemble.
If history is any indication of the value of a Miriam Haskell piece, today's collections promises continued adoration for generations to come.