This is a truly hand-hammered Sterling silver unisex ring with a striking look featuring a handsome array of round gemstones flush set geometrically across the front of the hefty and tapered band. This design is style # 92 of my online selection catalog. The band is built thick to accommodate the height of the gems and is taller in height on the face and tapers on the back, durable and comfortable.
This red, white, and blue combination is made with 10 natural gems.
The red are natural Ruby with no leaded glass, only standard heat treatment with flux, an accepted treatment that enhances durability. These bright gems are hand faceted 2.0 mm rounds and the color is a well saturated pinkish red. The clarity is moderately included and originating in Mozambique, Africa. Ruby is the birthstone for July and is a 9 on Moh’s scale plus is very tough, highly suitable for wear in most any jewelry item.
The white is Zircons, mined from the ground in Cambodia. The only treatment has been gentle heat. These are eye clean gems with well executed hand cuts in a 2.3 mm round shape and this cut gives the gemstone a beautiful sparkle of white fire. Zircons from this area have a hardness of about 7.5 and are suitable for use in many jewelry applications. Zircon is not a common birthstone, however, is associated with April, September and December births.
The blue gems are natural blue Sapphire from Mozambique, Africa with traditional heat only. They are medium blue 2.6 mm gems in faceted rounds and the color is well saturated. The clarity is SI1, near eye clean clarity. Sapphire is the birthstone of September and is a 9 on Moh’s scale plus is very tough, highly suitable for wear in most any jewelry item.
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 ring is about 6 grams.
This hand crafted ring is a size 7 in the USA, inside diameter of 0.682 inches or 17.32mm, the inside circumference is 2.14 inches or 54.4mm, in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand it is a size N½, in India, China and Japan it is a size 14, and in Switzerland it is a size 15.25.
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.