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The fashionista in you will be lured by this mermaid! Crafted in 18K yellow gold embraced™ accents over sterling silver and palladium, this is a gorgeous ring with one oval shaped 20 x 15mm opaque apatite cabochon in a bezel setting. The mermaid design is made more alluring with one round cut 1.50mm chrome diopside and 12 round cut 1.75mm rubies in bead settings.
Complete the look with the matching pendant J403900.
The name Apatite is derived from the Greek word meaning 'to deceive'. Apatite often mimics other gemstones and can easily be misidentified, hence the name. Apatite is a natural gemstone that crystallizes in the hexagonal crystal system with a chemical composition of calcium, potassium, fluorine, oxy-hydrogen chlorine. The color blue is caused by trace elements of manganese. Apatite is found in colors ranging from blue (the most common) to yellow, purple, pink, brown and colorless. It does occur in a transparent variety but can also occur in an opaque form and is mined in many places such as Brazil and Madagascar. Apatite has a Mohs rating of 5 so wear it as you would an emerald but in its opaque form cut into cabochons, it can be quite durable. Apatite is routinely heat treated to enhance color. The treatment is permanent.
This item is made of sterling palladium alloy. Palladium is a member of the platinum group of precious metals. By replacing a portion of the copper content used in standard sterling silver with palladium, our proprietary formula renders a precious metal with superior performance attributes. Sterling palladium is five times more tarnish resistant than standard sterling silver and has strength similar to that of 14K gold.
Includes one year vendor warranty from date of purchase. Also includes a gemstone romance card with purchase.
Part of the Gems en Vogue II Collection. 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.
Our Gold Embraced collections feature layers of precious 18K gold over sterling silver or bronze for a rich, lustrous, radiant finish everywhere you look and touch.
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The name apatite comes from a Greek word "apatos," meaning deception, which alludes to the mineral’s similarity with other more valuable minerals such as olivine, peridot and beryl. It can be transparent to opaque, with color that is typically green but can also be yellow, blue, reddish brown, violet and colorless. This gem exhibits an unusual "partially dissolved" look similar to the look of previously sucked-on hard candy.
Apatite is widely distributed in all rock types, but is usually just found as small grains or fragments. Large and well-formed crystals, though, can be found in certain contact metamorphic rocks; but with a hardness of 5.0 on the Mohs Scale, the softness of apatite prevents wide distribution in the jewelry market. Apatite occurs generally in rather rough prismatic crystals, the largest being 4 inches long and 1 inch in diameter.
In most limestone quarries, careful search shows the presence of small prisms of bright green apatite in the limestone. Notable occurrences include Germany, Brazil, Russia, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Canada, East Africa, Sweden, Spain and Mexico.
Pronounced “vermay,” vermeil is an electroplating process in which 14K gold or higher is coated over sterling silver. Officially designated by the jewelry industry, items may only be sold as vermeil if they have a minimum thickness of 100 millionths of an inch (2.5 microns) of gold over the silver. Over time, vermeil will wear off and therefore will require re-plating.
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