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Sterling Silver 8.5-9.0mm Freshwater Cultured Pearl and CZ Ring, Size 7


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Ring Size: 7
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Cubic Zirconia

History

In 1937, Cubic Zirconia was first discovered by German mineralogists, M. V. Stackelberg and K. Chudoba. Little did they know, the tiny crystals that they discovered would move on to become a popular synthetic gemstone. It wasn’t until the 1970s that Cubic Zirconia was first used in the jewelry world, when scientists began growing the crystals in the laboratory. In the 1980s, Cubic Zirconia use in jewelry continued to grow and today is it one of the most popular diamond substitutes available on the market.

Composition

Cubic Zirconia is the cubic form of zirconium oxide that is created in a laboratory. Its durable material allows the synthetic stone to be molded into a variety of shapes. The stone offers brilliant shine and flawless clarity. Cubic Zirconia is available in a wide range of colors, including a colorless form that is an economically important competitor to natural diamonds.

Caring For Your Cubic Zirconia Jewelry

Like natural diamonds, Cubic Zirconia needs to be cared for in order to maintain its original brilliance and shine. Clean with warm-to-hot water and a soft brush with a mild soap, then immediately dry with a clean cloth after rinsing. Avoid contact with perfume, body lotion, hairspray or any other chemical that may harm the shine of the stone.

Freshwater Cultured Pearls

These pearls are gathered from freshwater lake and river mollusks. Most Freshwater pearls come from China and they can be mostly round to off-round, or rice-shaped to baroque. They look similar to Akoya pearls, but are the perfect gift when on a budget. They might be slightly less symmetrical, smaller, or not as easily matched, but these minor differences provide a major value for the price.

Cultivation

Pearls are produced naturally in the body of salt and freshwater mollusks, such as oysters and mussels. When these animals sense an irritant, such as a grain of sand, they produce a soft coating of calcium carbonate substance around it. The result is a pearl. Because perfectly round, naturally produced pearls are so rare, a process known as cultivation was developed by Kokichi Mikimoto in the early 1900s. A small bead of polished shell, the nucleus, is used as an irritant and delicately inserted into the mantle of a mollusk. It takes approximately 20-24 months of intensive husbandry to cultivate a saltwater pearl and somewhat less time to cultivate freshwater pearls. The harvest usually takes place during the months of June and September.

Color

Mollusks produce pearls in a variety of colors, accommodating most personal preferences and budgets. The general color of a pearl is also known as the body color. Pearls typically range from white, cream, and yellow to pink, silver, or black. An overtone of secondary color is sometimes seen. For instance, a pearl may appear to be white, but upon closer inspection a rosy hue is detected. The body color would then be termed white-rosé. Color variation does not affect the quality of the pearl, though it should be noted that color matching is important when choosing pearls for some necklaces, earrings, or bracelets. In fashion jewelry, pearls can sometimes be dyed to achieve the desired color, which should be mentioned in the product description or specifications.

Lustre

The appealing, deep shine of a pearl is often what defines its beauty. This shine is produced by multiple layers of semi-opaque calcium carbonate crystals, called nacre. The nacre reflects light on the surface of the pearl, producing brilliance and sheen. Lustre is an integral feature in determining the quality of a pearl. Large pearls have a thicker nacre and, therefore, a higher lustre. When comparing a small Freshwater pearl to a large South Sea pearl, the difference is clearly visible to the untrained eye and should be considered when purchasing pearls.

Shape

While pearls come in many different shapes, the rarest and highest-quality are round. Akoya, Tahitian, and South Sea oysters tend to produce the roundest pearls, while those of Freshwater mollusks can be oval to slightly off-round. When considering a pearl purchase, whether it be a necklace, bracelet, or earrings, look for consistency in the shapes of the pearls. Many of the less symmetrical shapes are used in stylish jewelry which can be quite beautiful: the drop pearl's shape lends well to earrings, and the baroque pearl features irregular shapes that work well as necklace accents. In addition, a half sphere pearl called a "mabe" is often used in earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.

Size

An oyster's particular type and size has a direct effect on how large the pearl it produces will be, and pearls do come in a wide range of sizes. Round pearls are measured according to their diameter, while baroque pearls are measured by their length and width. A pearl's size does not necessarily affect its quality, but it does affect its price. Large, round pearls are rare and their lustre is usually high--this beautiful combination of traits is often reflected in the cost of such pearls.

Average pearl sizes (in diameter):

Akoya: 6-8mm

Freshwater: 5-6.5mm

South Sea: 11-13mm

Tahitian: 11-12mm

Keshi: 4-10mm

Surface Markings

Often when an oyster creates a pearl, the nacre does not develop smoothly. The surface of a pearl is judged by how many marks are visible in the nacre. These imperfections can be small and unnoticeable or quite large and distinct. Like diamonds, pearls are rarely flawless. However, high lustre or the way pearls are strung and set can help conceal surface markings.

Care

Proper care of pearls is not difficult if you remember that they are organic and produced by a living thing. Pearls are soft and delicate, but when cared for with common sense, they will maintain their lustre for centuries. The pearls should not come in contact with cosmetics, hairspray, perfume, chlorinated water, or other harsh chemicals. To keep them clean, let them be the last item put on when dressing, and the first item taken off at the end of an evening. The best way to maintain their lustre is to wear the pearls often, and wipe them down with a soft cloth afterward--pearls absorb the oils from skin, which helps keep them moist. Pearls should be stored in a cloth pouch or jewelry bag, separated from other jewelry to prevent nicks or chipping. Periodically, pearl strands should be restrung since the silk thread used to tie the pearls together breaks down over time.

  • ASIN: B00BNSZPQW
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 3 x 0.4 inches; 0.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: FC0P36-913K/7
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,319 in Jewelry (See Top 100 in Jewelry)
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    Product Specifications

    Jewelry Information
    Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Amazon Collection
    Material Pearl
    Gem Type Cubic zirconia
    Minimum total gem weight 1 carats
    Setting shared-prong
    Width 2 millimeters
    Length 0.88 inches
    Total metal weight 3 Grams
    Ring size 7
    Resizable No
    Number of stones 52
    Model number FC0P36-913K/7
    Metal Information

    Sterling Silver
    Metal Sterling silver
    Metal stamp 925
    Metal Weight 3 Grams
    Pearl Information

    Freshwater Cultured Pearl
    Number of pearls 1
    Surface markings and blemishes Lightly blemished
    Shape Button
    Uniformity Good
    Luster Medium luster
    Minimum color White
    Stringing Method Not strung
    Pearl type Freshwater cultured
    Stone Information

    Cubic Zirconia
    Stone Weight 1.04 carats
    Number of stones 52
    Stone shape Round shape
    Stone Creation Method Simulated
    Stone Treatment Method Not treated
    Packaging Information
    Package Deluxe Small Box

    Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Very shiny and sparkly.
    blah2012
    It was very well made, the pearl, I ordered the pink, was stunning and the setting with the cz's just sparkled.
    angelbear
    It's gorgeous and my daughter loved it!!!
    Natalee Evans

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jeri on February 19, 2014
    Color Name: PinkRing Size: 8 Verified Purchase
    This ring is more than I expected. It is absolutely beautiful. I wear it every day and everyone wants to know where I got it!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By circekatie on January 29, 2014
    Color Name: PinkRing Size: 6 Verified Purchase
    I just got the replacement. First one was semicrushed on left side. This one looks done, pretty pink and sparkling.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mimi on February 11, 2014
    Color Name: PinkRing Size: 6 Verified Purchase
    I love this ring. It fits well and it is very elegant. It has become my new favorite. I love the pink color of the pearl.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sharon F. Coleman on February 10, 2014
    Color Name: PinkRing Size: 8 Verified Purchase
    I love the look and fit I was very pleased when I opened the package and put it in immediately
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    2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By blah2012 on December 7, 2013
    Color Name: PinkRing Size: 6 Verified Purchase
    This is really pretty. It came nicely packaged as well. I got a package from Macy's the same day and it was far more expensive and packaged in cardboard. This ring came in a very nice ring box that I can keep it in when I'm not using it. It's definitely a nice piece for the price. Very shiny and sparkly.
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    By angelbear on June 3, 2014
    Color Name: PinkRing Size: 7 Verified Purchase
    I did end up sending the one I ordered back, however that was due to a financial issue not because of the ring itself. I will reorder this at some point but do go ahead and order yours as it truly is a gorgeous ring. My grandmother would call this a dress up ring, but in my opinion having seen it, it will go with everything from jeans and a t-shirt to a formal gown. It was very well made, the pearl, I ordered the pink, was stunning and the setting with the cz's just sparkled.
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    By Pen Name on May 27, 2014
    Color Name: WhiteRing Size: 8 Verified Purchase
    Disappointed with this ring. The prongs that hold the cz are sharp and they also run down both sides of the ring, which causes pain one neighboring fingers. Since prongs are so sharp I worry when wearing around my kids. I could not stand the prongs rubbing against my other fingers so I will return ring. Very disaponted with quality and design.
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    By regjane on March 11, 2014
    Color Name: PinkRing Size: 7 Verified Purchase
    My wife loves it. I thought it was white( dummy me can't read) but it is slightly pink. Nice size and the cubic zirconia goes almost entirely around the ring.
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