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This classic is a truly hand-hammered ladies ring with a formal look in a halo style design # 12 of our online design selection catalog. The halo follows the shape of the feature gem giving the ring a very well dressed look. The center gem is securely mounted with a full bezel while the accent gems in the halo are bead set for better durability than prong setting. The base under the head array is solid and the head is elevated above the band allowing the opening for your finger to be nice and round. The band is a heavily built, non-tapering comfort fit.
The feature gem is a yellow Mali Garnet also known as Grandite. This rather rare Garnet is found only in Mali, West Africa. It has had no treatments. This is a 5.0 x 5.0 x 3.3 mm expertly hand faceted round cut that weighs 0.54 carat. It is a eye clean VS clarity gemstone with a nice sparkle and polish. Garnets come in many colors, are a 7-7.5 on Moh’s scale and are the birthstones for January.
The accents are sparkling white Zircons, faceted 2.5 mm rounds with eye clean clarity. Zircon is not a common birthstone, however, is associated with April, September and December births. This natural gem is often confused with the synthetic Cubic Zirconia. In reality it is a natural gem with minimal treatment. The hardness is about 7.5 and theis variety of Zircon is tougher than the average.
We started this project by melting down fine silver and pure copper to create an ingot of 93% silver alloy. Consequentially our alloys are a little on the rich side of .925 Sterling. Copper alone is the remaining 7%. We do not add base metal in our alloy so there is less chance for any allergic reaction.
Weights and Measures
The weight of this well built, handcrafted ring is about 4.8 grams.
This hand crafted ring is a size 6¾ in the USA, inside diameter of 0.674 inches or 17.12mm, the inside circumference is 2.12 inches or 53.8mm, in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand it is a size N, in India, China and Japan it is a size 13.5, and in Switzerland it is a size 14.6.
Re-sizing or re-building to another size with the same gemstones is free!
Re-sizing one of our rings can often be done quite easily by hammering and re-polishing when only increasing by a size or so and there will be no noticeable delay in the shipping time. When we need to have the size decreased at all or increased by more than about one size then I have to ask you to be patient as it will need to re-enter the queue and will be ready for shipping in about 30 days. Right after you make the purchase be sure to message me about the new size before I have a chance to ship.
Thailand’s Gem Markets
Being a gemologist in Thailand makes providing you with the right gemstones a snap. Furthermore, the gem markets here are nothing short of amazing! We shop in four different gem districts across the country and the variety is world class. Additionally, a precision gem cutter is working for our operation. Of course, we also source fine gemstone rough with our worldwide network of contacts in the mining business.
Since I love to travel and shop for gemstones, I do act as a buyer’s guide to the gem markets for any visitor that would like assistance. Often I can meet you at a gem market or even pick you up at the airport to get our adventure started.
Custom cut gemstones
An essential part of our service is custom gemstone cutting. You may supply rough stones for us to have precision faceted or cabbed into the shapes that you desire. In addition, many gemstones that are already native cut will be improved in clarity and light return by a new precision cut.
Custom orders on gemstone cutting are normally ready in just two to three weeks. Message me with details of your gemstone requirements. I will provide the address along with special instructions on shipping stones to us.
Your gems or ours
Select gemstones from our site or send us yours for your own LEE jewelry piece. You may select the main stone plus the exact number of accent stones from right here. Please ask if you do not see exactly the gemstones you are looking for. In addition to our listed gemstones we have thousands more in stock that are ready yet are unlisted.
Please note that we are happy to work with your personal stones but do not have any insurance to protect them. Consequently, the stones will be at your risk only. When we use stones from our store for your custom order we back them for the purchase price. We do not guarantee or insure a stone that we did not sell. That said, it is not common that one breaks or is damaged in setting.
We are happy to make you a custom piece of jewelry with Sterling 925 silver or 18K yellow gold. You may also request that we use 999 silver or 965 yellow gold. Furthermore, you may decide on a combination of our metals such as a gold bezel in a silver ring.
Select your own style by browsing our online selection catalog with over 500 designs that we have previously created. As an alternative to our catalog you may send photos or even a picture of your sketches about your idea. A custom ordered piece is normally ready for shipping in 30 to 60 days. We will enter your special piece into the queue as soon as we have your stone selection and you have made your payment. Contact us with your ideas for a fast quote.