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EFFY Men's Sterling Silver Black Spinel Panther Ring

Make a fierce impression when you wear this bold ring! This sterling silver accessory features a panther head with a hook that is molded into the panther's mouth. You'll love how the panther's eyes are made of black spinel and how the abstract undergallery helps offer a comfortable fit. Pounce on this handsome accessory before another predator does!

Details
  • Metal: Sterling silver with black rhodium accents
  • Stone Information: Two round modified-brilliant cut 1.2mm black spinel
  • Setting Type: Prong
  • Approximate Total Weight: 0.02ct
  • Measurements: 1/2"L x 1"W x 3/8"H
  • Collection: EFFY
  • Country of Origin: China

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

Warranty: Limited manufacturer's warranty provided by EFFY. Please call 1-800-275-3339.

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.

UPC
UPC IRS0H409Y1
SterlingSilver    Spinel    

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.

    Spinel:
    The great imposter of gemstone history, many famous rubies have been found to actually be spinels. Perhaps the most famous of which is the Black Prince’s Ruby. Once worn by Henry V on his battle helmet, this 170.00ct red spinel is now set in the British Imperial State Crown. Another famous misidentification is the Timur Ruby, a 352.00ct red spinel now owned by Queen Elizabeth. This particular stone is engraved with the names of the Mughal emperors who previously owned it.

    History is unclear whether these mistaken identities were merely accidents or clever substitutions of rubies for the less valuable spinels by dishonest jewelers. In Burma, spinel was recognized as a separate gem species in 1587, but the masquerade lasted for hundreds of years after that in most other countries.

    Spinel carries a considerable amount of worth not only based on its history, but due to its brilliance and wide range of spectacular colors. When interpreted by the Greek, the word “spinel” means “spark” in reference to its beautiful sparkle. While a rich red is the most common color, spinel can be found in shades of pink, purple, green, brown or black. An exceptional color from Burma is a vivid hot pink with an orange undertone. Spinel can also come in a beautiful blue hue, sometimes called cobalt spinel, but this color is quite rare.

    The main obstacle holding back greater recognition for spinel is rarity. Fine spinels are now more rare than the rubies they used to imitate. Strangely, however, they are also more affordable, since too rare can be a drawback because such few people have the opportunity to grow to love them. The most beautiful colors of the stone are mined in Myanmar (formerly Burma), but spinels are also found in Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Russia. They have a hardness of 7.5-8.0 on the Mohs Scale and are traditionally given as a 22nd wedding anniversary gift.

  • About the Collection
    Experience the luxury and exceptional beauty of the EFFY Jewelry Collection, a premier designer line featuring some of the finest diamonds and colored gemstones available. The EFFY Jewelry Collection includes elegant necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and pendants with gemstones set in 14K gold and silver.

    Classic EFFY styles add elegance to your everyday look, while contemporary pieces add a vibrant splash of color and sparkle. With luxurious styles varying from traditional and timeless to today's high fashion looks, there is a piece for you in the EFFY Jewelry Collection.

    About Founder & Designer Effy Hematian
    EFFY began more than 30 years ago as a family business with the mission of creating exquisite jewelry with the utmost attention to detail. Today, this luxury brand is sought out by those with impeccable standards and taste.

    Effy Hematian has built this luxury brand upon a foundation of quality, trust and integrity. Discover why the award-winning EFFY collection is one of the most well-regarded, premier jewelry collections in the world.

    Lucy BeltranAbout the Guest
    Born in Lima, Peru, Lucy Beltran spent a decade sailing and working aboard the largest cruise lines in the world. With vast experience in the luxury goods industry, Lucy is a fine jewelry expert and has represented EFFY as their corporate trainer and events manager across Canada. She has represented a variety of high-end jewelry brands, including Hearts On Fire Diamonds, Cartier, Diamonds International, Roberto Coin and many more.

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