Sterling Silver Checkerboard Cut Onyx and Marcasite Ladies Ring

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  • The checkerboard cut onyx stone brings a gorgeous contrast to this modern ring, accented by marcasite rounds. It's crafted in glossy sterling silver.
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Product Description

Steeped in black, you'll be sure to make a great impression when wearing the Sterling Silver Checkerboard Cut Onyx and Marcasite Ladies Ring. Splendid and ornate, this ring has a lot to offer. The ring is composed of beautiful sterling silver and features a large checkerboard-cut onyx gemstone as its centerpiece in a four-prong setting. The onyx is set into an ornate sterling silver halo that offers up gorgeous, round-cut marcasite gemstones all around the onyx. This halo is bookended by two more onyx gems, which also sit in four-prong settings and are accented by the lovely marcasite. The black onyx gems play very nicely with the sterling silver and the marcasite. The whole thing might be taken to another level if paired with some black patent leather shoes and an onyx bracelet.

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Jewelers describe the color of a gemstone in terms of three characteristics: hue, saturation, and tone. A gemstone's basic color is its hue, and those with purer hues (for emeralds, green; for sapphires, blue; and for rubies, red) are generally considered more valuable. Often, however, a hint of another color can be detected. Saturation is a measure of the intensity or purity of a gem's hue and is determined by the degree to which gray or brown hues mute its defining color. Value tends to increase with saturation, so a fully saturated purplish blue sapphire may well be more expensive than a muted pure blue one. The tone of a gemstone, a measurement of its lightness or darkness, is usually given as light, medium-light, medium, medium-dark, or dark.


A flawless gemstone is rare and expensive. As with diamonds, most gemstones have inclusions, or tiny mineral flaws, that can be seen under magnification or by the careful eye. Make sure that any inclusions in the stone do not penetrate deeply into the gem, as this may cause it to break or crack. Clarity grades range from VVS (very, very slightly included) to I3, in which inclusions are prominent and severely affect the gemstone's beauty.


A gemstone's cut refers to its proportions and symmetry. In making a gemstone look appealing--the stone should be symmetrical in all dimensions so that it will appear balanced, and that its facets will reflect light evenly. Color should also be taken into account when cutting for optical efficiency. If a stone's color is highly saturated, a shallow cut will allow it to pass more light, while a deeper cut may increase the vividness of a less saturated gem. There is no generally accepted grading system for gemstone cut.


Though a gemstone's weight is usually given in carats, this may not give an accurate idea of its size, because different types of stone have different densities. Therefore, a one-carat sapphire or ruby will be smaller than a one-carat emerald, though they have the same weight, because sapphires and rubies (both a form of the mineral corundum) are more dense than emeralds.

Gemstones can also be measured in dimensions (diameter, length, and width). It is important to know the dimensions to ensure that the gemstone weight will be visible and well-proportioned in the setting.

Gemstone Treatment

Gemstones are often treated to enhance color and fill cracks. Please note: if a gemstone has been treated, this information will be provided in the specifications on the stone's product detail page.

There are various accepted techniques, depending on the type of stone:

Oils and resins are frequently used to fill surface-reaching fissures in emeralds and rubies. This process is not permanent; however, if a treated ruby or emerald is subjected to high heat, the filler may leak out of the stone.

Sapphires and rubies are often heated in a kiln or furnace to enhance their color. Such heat treatment, which is considered permanent, has been used for centuries.

Lightly colored sapphires may also undergo diffusion treatment. This is done by heating a stone in the presence of coloring elements such as titanium or iron, which causes a thin layer of color to be diffused into the stone's surface. Because this color layer is so thin, a diffusion-treated sapphire should not be re-polished.

Gemstone Care

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  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B004MDMV6W
  • Item model number: 52996ZZMSS-Parent
  • Date first available at July 30, 2012
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,954 in Jewelry (See Top 100 in Jewelry)
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    Product Specifications

    Jewelry Information
    Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Amazon Collection
    Metal stamp 925 Sterling
    Metal Sterling silver
    Material Sterling silver
    Gem Type Marcasite, Onyx
    Minimum total gem weight 5.24 carats
    Setting Prongs
    Height 17.5 millimeters
    Width 4.9 millimeters
    Length 0.63 inches
    Total metal weight 8.64 Grams
    Ring size 7
    Number of stones 57
    Model number 52996ZZMSSG0
    Stone Information

    Stone Weight 0.5 carats
    Number of stones 50
    Stone shape Round shape
    Stone Creation Method Natural
    Stone Treatment Method Not treated
    Stone Weight 3.8 carats
    Number of stones 1
    Stone shape Emerald shape
    Stone Creation Method Natural
    Stone Treatment Method Dyed
    Stone Weight 0.8 carats
    Number of stones 2
    Stone shape Oval shape
    Stone Creation Method Natural
    Stone Treatment Method Dyed
    Packaging Information
    Package Deluxe Small Box

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    Ring Size: 7
    Honestly speaking, the images on the website does this ring no justice on how beautiful it is in person. I really like the antique, vintage style detail. The dimensions are not for the faint of heart, it is in no way subtle by any means. Wearing it definitely makes a statement and I've have received many compliments about it. I love it! Hooray for surprise gifts from a certain wizard :)
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    Ring Size: 6 Verified Purchase
    I received this ring and I love it until I noticed one of the stones is cloudy and has what I would assume is an adhesive coating. I tried to get the coating off but it didnt budge. I wanted to exchange it for the same thing but this option is unavailable. Very unhappy.
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    Ring Size: 7 Verified Purchase
    This is a gorgeous ring and the size I ordered fits perfectly. It also looks beautiful on my finger and I have gotten many compliments on it. However, I find it uncomfortable to wear because the onyx is too thick on the sides. I do not have petite hands either. It's just the way the ring is made. Therefore, I never wear it for long periods of time. I guess the setting would not bother some people because it is so beautiful on the hand. If big chunky rings are your your style, you will absolutely love this ring. I have lost no stones and I think the ring is well made. It looks much better in person than in the picture....looks very rich and expensive.
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    Ring Size: 7 Verified Purchase
    Gorgeous ring style, and nice sized ring. However, the stone was loose when I received it and eventually fell out.
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