This is a large cocktail ring with an oval blue synthetic (manmade) Spinel.
It is set with a scalloped edge head in an 18k gold solitaire mounting which is designed to feature space between the setting frame work which allows tremendous amounts of light to come thru from the back of the stone and out the top making it appear even more brilliant in the sun or inside well lit areas, pretty cool!
Pieces like this can make a great statement as a caring loving gift to another or yourself, without breaking the bank account.
Gemstones: Synthetic Spinel
Cut: Faceted Oval
Weight: 9.73 cts estimated
Color: Sky Blue
Measurements: 16.13x 11.98 x 6.59 mm
Dimensions: 18.1 x 14.5 mm / 7.4 mm high off the finger / 3-2.8 mm wide shank
Finger Size: 3.75 inquire about sizing
Metal: 18k Yellow Gold
Markings: 18VA 750
Weight: 5.6 grams
Condition Rating: 7 (stone has surface abrasions, there is a nick in the band for the testing of gold)
18k Gold Classic Cocktail Ring with Synthetic Spinel Gemstone
Bracelets and rings get the most wear out of all the styles of jewelry. Make sure that your jewelry is professionally cleaned and your stones checked annually.
For gold rings, the higher the karat weight, the softer the metal will be, and the easier it will scratch. Frequent polishing is unecessary. Polishing your rings removes layers of metals and will thin it out through time.
The same goes with platinum, as it is a malleable and softer metal, yet denser, which makes it last longer. Platinum is also a white metal naturally and stays white, whereas white gold is yellow that has white alloys giving it a whiter appearance, but will never be as white as platinum.
For high value items, typically of $1,000, it is a good idea to have your pieces insured on your homeowners policy or with a separate insurer like Jewelers Mutual.