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An architectural wonder with clean, contoured lines and sparkling shine! Designed with polished 18K yellow vermeil over sterling silver, this ring features two fancy shaped 17.5 x 7.0mm white agate cabochons in adhesive settings. Flowing in between the two white banks are 30 round cut 1.75mm black spinels in prong settings.
The total spinel weight is 0.72ct and the total agate weight is 2.96ct (both approximate). The ring measures 3/4"L x 13/16"W x 1/8"H.
From the Omar Torres Collection. Made in China. 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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Found all over the world, agate has been creatively striped by nature. It is a type of chalcedony quartz that forms in concentric layers of colors and textures. Each individual agate forms by filling a cavity in a host rock. As a result, agate often is found as a round nodule with concentric bands like the rings of a tree trunk. Tiny quartz crystals called druzy (sometimes spelled as drusy) often form within the stone, adding to its beauty and uniqueness. Agate is a hard stone, within the range of 7.0-9.0 on the Mohs Scale.
In 1497, the mining of agate in the Nahe River valley in Germany gave rise to the cutting center of Idar-Oberstein. When the Nahe agate deposit was exhausted in the nineteenth century, Idar cutters started to develop the agate deposits of Brazil, discovering Brazil's rich deposits of many other gemstones. A famous collection of two to four thousand agate bowls, accumulated by Mithradates, King of Pontus, shows the popularity of agate at the time. Agate bowls were also popular in the Byzantine Empire. Collecting agate bowls became common among European royalty during the Renaissance and many museums in Europe, including the Louvre, have spectacular examples.
Although the small town of Idar-Oberstein is still known for the finest agate carving in the world, today Idar imports a huge range of other gem materials from around the world for cutting and carving in Germany. Cameo master carvers, modern lapidary artists and rough dealers flourish there, exporting their latest gem creations. It is an entire industry that grew from the desire for agate products during the Renaissance.
Agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet in ancient times. It was said to quench thirst and protect from fevers. Persian magicians used agate to divert storms. Today, some believe that agate is a powerful emotional healer and helps people discern the truth.
About the Collection
Discover the modern elegance of Omar Torres Jewelry, featuring sleek movement, feminine silhouettes and signature designer style. In-step with a new era in fine jewelry, Omar's newest collection is crafted of 18K vermeil or platinum over sterling silver to create designer looks that every woman can afford. This is designer elegance for real life...with all the style and panache you desire...at a price that fits your lifestyle. Genuine precious gems are used throughout the collection, and special care has been taken in finishing, ensuring that each piece has the look and feel of fine jewelry.
About the Guest Designer and guest Omar Torres has been creating beautiful things for more than 30 years. An ambitious 18 year-old he began training with the masters as apprentice for the incomparable Jean Bellevier, then a master designer for Tiffany's. Since, his path has included many of the biggest names in jewelry and fashion, including Van Cleef & Arpels, Movado and Bulgari, where he helped design many of Bulgari's signature looks of the day. In addition to his design work, Mr. Torres' background includes 20+ years as a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York, and many of his former students can be found in notable design positions worldwide.
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