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Paul & Judy Sterling Silver 21 x 15.5mm Utah Chrysocolla Hammered Ring

Revolutionize your wardrobe with the novel hue of an unusual gemstone! You're not going to see a gorgeous piece like this everyday - unless you buy it! Simply stated but full of character and charisma, this sterling silver ring showcases right at the center one freeform shaped blue Utah chrysocolla cabochon with a compelling metallic-style matrix. Hammered textures catch the light on the upper sides of the shank.

Details
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Stone Information: One freeform shaped 21 x 15.5mm blue matrix stabilized Utah chrysocolla cabochon
  • Setting Type: Adhesive
  • Measurements: 7/8"L x 13/16"W x 3/16"H
  • Collection: Paul & Judy
  • Country of Origin: China

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

Stabilized gemstones are enhanced through a process of coating the genuine gemstone with colorless acrylics or resin to fill porous gaps, harden the stone and maintain the stone’s color.

All weights pertaining to gemstones, including diamonds, are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. View Gemstone Enhancements and Special Care Requirements for important information.

Sterling Silver

Sterling silver, also called fine silver, is a beautifully lustrous cool-toned precious metal favored in fine jewelry among other products. The most reflective of all metals (excluding mercury), sterling silver looks stunning by itself and brings out the best hues in an array of colorful gemstones.

Sterling silver can be polished to a higher sheen than platinum. In fact, Ag, the chemical symbol for silver, comes from a word that means “white and shining.” The surface of silver can boast that shiny, polished appearance, or can be brushed, satin, matte, sandblasted, antiqued or oxidized (chemically blackened).

In order to be called sterling silver, a metal must be made up of a minimum of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% alloy (meaning other metals), including but not limited to copper and nickel. The alloy is added to pure silver to make the metal more durable, tougher and harder. Sterling silver is designated a fineness of “925.” Pieces with sterling silver may be marked “sterling.”

Finishes on Sterling Silver
Finishing, or plating, is a common treatment with sterling silver. Popular types of plating are rhodium plating, gold plating and anti-tarnish plating. Plating is used to extend the life and sheen of the jewelry. After sizing or buffing a piece of jewelry with a machine, it must be re-plated to restore the finish.

  • Rhodium Plating: Rhodium plating is a complex and laborious process that enhances the luster and beauty and extends the life of silver. A member of the platinum metal group, rhodium is often used as a finishing touch on silver jewelry. It's a shiny silvery metal with a very white and reflective appearance, much like mercury. It's also very hard, so it withstands much wear and tear, resists natural tarnishing and wonderfully mimics the brilliant finish of freshly polished silver.

    Caring for Sterling Silver
    Sterling silver becomes tarnished as the result of a natural chemical process that occurs when sterling silver is exposed to chemicals in the air, rubber, wool and latex. Humidity also plays a role in accelerating tarnishing. It's easy to keep your sterling silver sparkling, though, by taking a few steps to prevent tarnish and other wear and tear.

  • Avoid exposing sterling silver to direct sunlight and harsh chemicals, including chlorine, ammonia, hair products, perfumes, cosmetics, perspiration and strong jewelry cleaning solutions.
  • Periodically wash sterling silver with mild dish soap and warm water. Rinse well and dry completely with a soft cloth before storing because moisture can cause tarnish.
  • Lightly polish sterling silver frequently with a soft silver-polishing cloth, avoiding abrasive cloths completely.
  • Tarnish is easy to remove when it first forms as a yellowish tint, but becomes more difficult to remove when it becomes brown and black. Remove tarnish with a silver polish cream, avoiding immersing pieces with gemstones in tarnish-removal solutions.
  • Minimize scratches on sterling silver by storing it in its own compartment in your jewelry box or in a cloth pouch. Sterling silver may also be stored in sealed polyethylene bags.

  • About the Collection
    With a passion for travel, a keen eye for quality and smiles as dazzling as their jewelry, Judy Crowell and Paul Deasy are the ultimate gemstone power couple.

    Paul & Judy
    Shop with a couple of gems

    Judy & PaulAbout the Guests
    Individually, the two are well-known institutions in both the Evine family and the gem industry. Paul serves as Evine's exotic gem expert through his Gem Insider collection, which showcases distinct, unique and unexpected designs in a rainbow of colors. Judy's line, JOYA, highlights often-overlooked and opaque gemstones against a gleam of sterling silver.

    The Paul & Judy collection showcases an artistic array of styles that the couple co-designed.