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Gem Insider Sterling Silver 5.14ctw Color Change Fluorite Pendant w/ Chain
A vivid fluorite center stone lends dramatic style to an intricate filigree pendant, highlighting your neckline with remarkable style. Crafted from polished rhodium plated sterling silver, the pendant stuns with a cushion checkerboard cut 12 x 10mm fluorite in a prong setting. Surrounding the center stone are four round brilliant cut 2.3-2.5mm garnets in bezel settings.
You'll also find six round single cut diamonds in prong settings. The fluorite weighs 4.88ct, the total diamond weight is 0.02ct, and the total garnet weight is 0.23ct (all approximate). The diamonds have a color grade of I-J and a clarity grade of I3. Measuring 1"L x 9/16"W x 5/16"H, the pendant features a single bail and includes an 18" rolo chain that secures with a spring ring clasp.
Complete the look with the matching ring 124-930.
The word fluorite comes from the Latin word meaning “to flow.” For centuries, the ancient Egyptians and Chinese used fluorite in carvings. Carved ornaments were even recovered from the ruins of Pompeii. Ancient physicians used powdered fluorite in water to relieve kidney disease, and today fluorite is believed to be a spiritual stone that excels in calming both the spirit and the mind.
Part of the Gem Insider Collection. Pendant made in China; Chain made in Italy. All weights pertaining to diamond weights are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.
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.
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.
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