A Bit About The Piece:
Amethyst & pink tourmaline flower petals with a diamond center. See wear report.
The Petal Stones: Amethyst and Pink Tourmaline
- 6 faceted round cut amethysts
- 12 faceted round pink tourmalines
- average stone diameter: 2.15mm
The Center Stone: Diamond
- 1 single cut
- stone diameter: 1.10mm
The Setting: Cast and Prong Set Ring
- 10kt yellow gold, solid
- default size: 9.00
- textured metal centers on side flowers
Wear on side of shank.
Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz known to come in many different shades and saturations. Terms have been developed by the gem industry to describe some of these shades, such as "Rose de France" for lilac and "Siberian" for deep purple with red flashes. Many amethysts from Brazil can turn into yellow citrine when heated at 850 degrees Fahrenheit.
Because amethyst is quartz, material is durable and ranks 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Amethyst makes great rings and is easy to clean with soap and water at home. Chemical jewelry cleaners are safe to use on amethyst jewelry.
Tourmaline is a gemstone well-known for naturally occurring in any shade and saturation of color on the color spectrum. Special terms are assigned to stones of certain colors, such as "rubellite" (red), "indicolite" (blue), "schorl" (black), "dravite" (brown), and "Paraiba" (highly rare electric blue only from Brazil). Occasionally, multiple vivid colors can be present in a single stone, completely independent from one another. These stones are referred to as "bicolor" and "tricolor."
Tourmaline is a hard stone coming in at 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. While stones are safe to use with chemical jewelry cleaner, it is very important to note that tourmaline cannot be put into an ultrasonic cleaner machine. Many tourmalines contain natural liquid-filled inclusions that can burst from ultrasonic vibrations created by such a machine, causing a stone to break. Soap, water, and a soft bristled toothbrush are safe and effective for cleaning tourmaline jewelry.