A rock has several minerals. Lapis lazuli is a rock, which means this ancient gem contains three minerals in varying amounts: lazurite, calcite, and pyrite. Sometimes, it also contains one or more of the following: diopside, amphibole, feldspar, and mica. Although lapis is usually described as indigo, royal, midnight, or marine blue, lapis lazuli’s signature hue is a slightly greenish blue to violetish blue and very deep in color. The combination of different minerals in the aggregate determines the color. For example, lazurite is responsible for producing royal blue lapis, while the mineral called afghanite creates a pale blue shade. Lapis is mined in several areas. The traditional source of the finest lapis lazuli is in the mountains of Afghanistan. Other major sources are Chile and Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia. The lapis mines that were producing in 700 B.C. are still producing today. They are, in fact, the world’s oldest known commercial gemstone sources. Typically, lapis used in jewelry has been cut into cabochons, beads, inlays, and tablets. But it's use has never been limited to only jewelry. It’s also a popular carving material. Lapis has been fashioned into practical objects, such as, game boards, bowls, dagger handles, hair combs, and amulets.
Rare Pakistani Peridot and 18 Karat White Gold Dangle Earrings, accented with Ideal Cut Micro Pave Diamonds and Tsavorite. GIA Certified Center Stones with a Total Weight of 47.95CT. White Diamond Quality G/VS2 with a Total Weight of 6.08CT. Tsavorite with a Total Weight of 0.58CT. Lever back. Peridot’s color ranges from pure green to yellowish green to greenish yellow. Pure green stones are very rare, with most of them being yellowish green. Peridots with the finest color tend to come from Burma and Pakistan. The stone retains its rich color even under artificial lighting, leading it to sometimes be referred to as the “evening emerald.” Michael Barin himself prefers to work with Pakistani Peridot on account of its “darker, deeper color” when compared to stones coming from Burma, which are “more teal and opaque.” Average Measurements of Center Stones: Length 24.79mm (0.98in) Width 14.43mm (0.57in) Depth 10.46mm (0.41in) Total Finished Measurements: Length: 3in Width: 1.25in
Organic Silver and 18 Karat Rose Gold Butterfly Ring, accented with 47cts of Watermelon Tourmaline Slices, and 1.07ct of Diamonds accented with Tsavorites . Butterflies convey a sense of lightness and joy, reminding us to enjoy life's simple pleasures. Organic Silver is "the purest form of silver without added alloys." When asked why he prefers Organic Silver to "regular" silver, Michael says, "it is a form of environmental conservation - we save the planet while creating wearable works of art." Finished Measurements: Length 1.25 inches Width 1.25 inches Finger Size 7.5 Can be sized up to a 9.5 and minimum of 5.5 with a butterfly sizer on the inside.
18 Karat Yellow and White Gold Ring, with a 15.47 CT Lightening Ridge Opal Center Stone accented with 1.80 CT Rose Cut Diamonds. Yellow Gold Band accented with 0.66 CT Diamonds. Often compared to volcanoes, galaxies, and fireworks, Opals have a rich history due to their striking color pattern. Regarded to be the luckiest of gemstones because it can portray all colors, in Ancient Rome, this gem symbolized love and hope and was named "opalus," synonymous with "precious stone." Arabic legend says the stone descended to Earth from a foreign galaxy in a flurry of lightning and storm. When wearing this ring on your finger, you can't help but marvel at the unique, kaleidoscopic patterns and if you look close enough, you can even see a glimmer of the legendary faraway galaxies. Measurements: Length: 1.25in Width: 0.75in Size: 6* *This ring can be sized anywhere between a size 4 and a size
Crafted to appeal to the fashion-conscious woman concerned with excellence and taste, this ring is both sensual and practical for everyday wear. The band is 18 Karat Yellow Gold and it is accented with 0.80 CT Channel Set Diamonds Measurements: Width: 0.75in Size: 6.5* *This ring cannot be sized due to the diamonds, but we welcome special orders. Contact us and we will make this ring to accommodate your ring size and metal preference (can be also made in 18 Karat Rose Gold and 18 Karat White Gold)
Crafted to appeal to the fashion-conscious woman concerned with excellence and taste, this ring is both sensual and practical for everyday wear. The band is 18 Karat White Gold and is accented with 0.80 CT Channel Set Diamonds. Measurements: Width: 0.75in Size: 6.5* *This ring cannot be sized due to the diamonds, but we welcome special orders. Contact us and we will make this ring to accommodate your ring size and metal preference (can be also made in 18 Karat Yellow Gold and 18 Karat Rose Gold).
Red is the color of our most intense emotions - love, anger, passion. In Ancient Egypt, it was even regarded as the "king of precious stones." Just like red roses and red Ferraris, this ruby ring will get your heart beating. The brushed white gold perfectly complements the deep, crimson tones of the intricately cut ruby slice. The encrusted white diamonds add a generous touch of luxury, while the delicate rose gold on the inside of the band is unmistakably feminine. 18 Karat White Gold, 18 Karat Rose Gold, and 10.27 CT Ruby Slice Ring, accented with 0.15 CT Diamonds. Measurements: Length: 1 in Width: 0.75 in Size: 6.5*
The radiant 13.87 CT center stone becomes beautifully feminine when paired with delicate rose gold and whimsical white diamonds. This statement ring is perfect for a woman intune with her femininity - a woman who isn't afraid to make a statement. The understated pink and red tones will pair wonderfully with neutrals, making it an ideal accessory for any day of the week. The Ancient Egyptians frequently adorned themselves with crowns dazzled with garnet. It was considered to be the single most prized possession of an Egyptian in their afterlife, and was therefore frequently found in ancient tombs. Further down through history, garnet was frequently exchanged within families to strengthen relationships and protect from bad omens. 13.87 CT Garnet set in 14 Karat Rose Gold and accented with 0.48 CT White Diamonds. Measurements: Length: 0.80in Width: 0.60in Size: 7*
The earthy, rustic diamonds that adorn these earrings convey a classic and timeless feel perfect for the modern woman looking obtain a new piece of jewelry for their collection. The Diamond accents and 18 Karat Yellow Gold details beautifully contribute to the natural tones of the Rustic Diamonds. All aspects of these earrings seamlessly work together to create a beautiful piece of art that is sure to spark conversations. These earrings are worthy of any special occasion that you throw at them! 15.21 CT Raw Diamonds set in 18 Karat Yellow Gold and accented with 0.80 CT White Diamonds. Lever backs. Measurements: Width: 0.75in Length: 2.25in
With a bit of an Oriental flare, these dangle earrings are a show stopper! The delicate pink Rubies perfectly complement the rich, succulent Garnet center stones. Along with about a half a carat of luscious White Diamonds, the Rubies and Garnets are set in vivid Yellow Gold. The combination of the gemstones creates a timeless color palette that, along with the fluid design, create a truly one of a kind masterpiece. 6.40 CT Garnet Center Stones accented with 0.31 CT Rubies and 0.45 CT White Diamonds, all set in 18 Karat Yellow Gold. Measurements: Length: 1.75in.
These dangle earrings instantly evoke images of palm tree studded tropical beaches and delicate sea breezes. The South Sea Tahitian Pearls hang from Hand Crafted strands of Yellow Gold and can compliment any outfit, whether you are lounging on a sandy beach or just dreaming of your next tropical getaway. Pearls are one of the first gems adorned by women and have been used as decorative items as far back as the 5th century BC. Over time, pearls became a status symbol personifying wisdom, power and wealth, and happen to be the only gemstones made by a living organism. South Sea pearls, produced in Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines, are renowned for their size, smoothness, and roundness. They range in size from 9-20mm (compared to the standard 2-10mm cultured pearls) and are naturally white, cream, or golden in color. The rarity and sensitivity of the type of oyster that produces these pearls makes cultivation much more difficult, making them more expensive. Measurements: Length: 2.75in Width: 1in