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137-689 - Gems en Vogue 16.70ctw Oval Tanzanian Color Shift Amethyst Ring
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Gems en Vogue 16.70ctw Oval Tanzanian Color Shift Amethyst Ring
A dazzling piece of wearable art! Add the uniqueness of the Tanzanian color shift to the large, high quality amethyst and you get a collector's piece for your jewelry collection! Adding depth to the center stone are additional amethysts placed on either side for a big designer look! The squared shank, a crown-like setting and side galleries feature scrollwork detailing as does the gorgeous and comfortable undergallery. A complete designer package!
Details
  • Metal: 18K yellow gold embraced over sterling silver and palladium
  • Stone Information: Tanzanian Color Shift Amethyst: One oval cut 20 x 15mm Amethyst: Two baguette cut 6 x 3mm
  • Setting Type: Tanzanian Color Shift Amethyst: Claw Amethyst: Partial Bezel
  • Approximate Total Weight: Tanzanian Color Shift Amethyst: 16.00ct Amethyst: 0.70ct
  • Measurements: 3/8”L x 7/8”W x 1/2”H
  • Collection: Gems en Vogue
  • Country of Origin: Made in China
Please note: This ring features an undergallery, so if you are between sizes it is recommended that you please go up a size.
Complete the look with the matching pendant 137-690 and earrings 137-691.
Vendor warranty: One year from the date of purchase. Includes a gemstone romance card with purchase.
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Gemstone may vary in color and/or pattern. Please allow for these natural variations. All weights pertaining to gemstones, including diamonds, are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.
Shopping Guide
GoldoverSilver   Amethyst   Palladium    
Vermeil Plating:
Pronounced "vermay," vermeil is an electroplating process in which 14K gold or higher is coated over sterling silver. Officially designated by the jewelry industry, items may only be sold as vermeil if they have a minimum thickness of 100 millionths of an inch (2.5 microns) of gold over the silver. Regular gold plating is less than 2.5 microns.
The "vermeil" technique of plating sterling silver with gold originated in France in the 1750s. It differs from "gold filled" or "gold plated" in terms of the thickness or thinness of the microns over sterling silver. "Gold filled" pieces have a much thicker layer, between 15 and 45 microns, which is mechanically bonded to the base metal with heat and pressure. Vermeil is a more expensive version of "gold plated". It does not wear off as quickly as gold plating does. However, over time, vermeil wears off and therefore will require re-plating.
Gold/Platinum Embraced Silver or Bronze:
Our platinum and gold embraced collections feature layers of platinum or gold over sterling silver or bronze for a lustrous, radiant finish everywhere you look and touch.
To care for your plated jewelry items:
Remove jewelry before bathing, swimming, washing hands, putting on make-up, lotions, perfumes, and/or working with household chemicals, cleaners, or acidic liquids.
Do not clean plated jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner or in silver cleaning solutions, as it could completely remove the plating finish from your item.
Ensure your jewelry item is thoroughly dry before storing. Moisture in an enclosed space can increase tarnishing.
Store your plated jewelry in a jewelry box lined with felt or anti-tarnish material. Items should not be stacked as this may cause damage to the plating surface.
Do not use excessive pressure when cleaning with a polishing cloth or soft brush, as this may cause damage to the plating.
Over time your plated items will need to be re-plated. Contact your local jeweler for information on plating services.
Amethyst:
Amethyst, the most precious member of the quartz family, exhibits purple shades ranging from pale lilac to deep purple, sometimes exhibiting reddish or rose overtones. Very deep-colored amethysts are the finest and most highly valued. Some stones are so over-saturated with color they have areas that are blacked out, which can negatively impact their value. Paler shades, sometimes called "Rose of France," were common in Victorian jewelry. Banding—darker and lighter zones of color—is also a common occurrence. Occasionally, amethyst is even found combined with its sister quartz, citrine, into a single stone called ametrine.
The birthstone for February, amethyst is an extremely popular gem for jewelry because of its regal color, variety of sizes and shapes, affordability and wide range of hues. It also is the recommended gem for couples celebrating their 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries. With a hardness of 7.0 on the Mohs Scale , amethyst can occur as long prismatic crystals that have six-sided pyramids at either end, or can form as drusies that are crystalline crusts that only show the pointed terminations.
The ancient Greeks believed that amethyst made one immune to the effects of alcohol. In fact, the name even comes from the Greek word amethystos, which means “not drunken.” Legend has it that the amethyst originated from Bacchus, the god of wine. Bacchus became angry at the mortals and vowed that the next mortal to cross his path would be eaten by tigers. Amethyst, a beautiful young maiden, was on her way to worship the goddess, Diana. Diana turned her into colorless quartz to keep her from being eaten. Bacchus observed the miracle and repented his hasty decision. He poured wine over the young maiden, leaving her feet and legs colorless. This is the reason that amethyst crystals are usually uneven in color and have a colorless base at the bottom. Because amethyst was believed to prevent drunkenness, wine goblets were often carved from it in ancient Greece. Today, the gem still symbolizes sobriety.
Amethyst has been a part of history throughout the ages. Evidence suggests that prehistoric humans used amethysts for decoration as early as 25,000 B.C. Legends suggest that the Egyptian queen Cleopatra wore an amethyst signet ring, as did Saint Valentine, who bared an amethyst engraved with the figure of Cupid. During medieval times, people used the stone as medication to stay awake and alert. Leonardo Da Vinci claimed that amethyst could dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence. In some legends, the stone represents piety, celibacy and dignity. In the Middle Ages, for instance, the gem was an important ornamentation for the Catholic Church and other religions. It was considered the stone of bishops, and they still often wear amethyst rings. In Tibet, amethyst is considered sacred to Buddha and rosaries are often made from it. Amethyst has also long been a favorite of kings and queens for its royal purple hues that symbolize wisdom, strength and confidence. Amethysts are even featured in the British Crown Jewels and were worn by Catherine the Great.
Amethyst’s availability and magical qualities make it the stone of preference in ancient lore and mysticism. As a meditation stone, it is said to quiet the mind, promote contemplation, sharpen psychic powers and uplift the spirit. It is a stone of deep wisdom. Folklore says it can quicken the wit, calm fears, ward off anger and overcome alcoholism. It has a royal purple essence that is said to lend courage to travelers, scare off thieves and protect travelers from harm, sickness and danger. Placed under the pillow or worn to bed, there are claims it promotes peaceful sleep, pleasant dreams, and the healing of tired joints and muscles. Amethyst can also be worn to supposedly make the wearer gentle, amiable and happy.
The stone is mined in Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia and Argentina, as well as in Zambia, Namibia and other African nations. Very dark amethyst in small sizes also is mined in Australia. But the ideal for fine quality amethyst was set by a Siberian variety, often called Russian or Uralian amethyst, which is now considered a defunct source. Generally, South American amethyst tends to come in larger sizes than African amethyst, but the African variety has a reputation for having deeper color intensity and is therefore considered more valuable. The African version also is harder to come by than amethyst mined from South America. Most of today's amethyst comes out of Brazil.
Palladium:
A selection of our jewelry is made of sterling palladium alloy. Palladium is a member of the platinum group of precious metals. By replacing a portion of the copper content used in standard sterling silver with palladium, this proprietary formula renders a precious metal with superior performance attributes. Sterling palladium is five times more tarnish-resistant than standard sterling silver and has strength similar to that of 14K gold.
Palladium has been used as a precious metal in jewelry since 1939, originally as an alternative to platinum for making white gold. Its naturally white color requires no rhodium plating. Additionally, palladium is proportionally much lighter than platinum and is ideal for use in heavier gemstone jewelry. It is a more expensive alloy than nickel, but it seldom causes the allergic reactions that nickel alloy can.
To care for your plated jewelry items:
Remove jewelry before bathing, swimming, washing hands, putting on make-up, lotions, perfumes, and/or working with household chemicals, cleaners, or acidic liquids.
Do not clean plated jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner or in silver cleaning solutions, as it could completely remove the plating finish from your item.
Ensure your jewelry item is thoroughly dry before storing. Moisture in an enclosed space can increase tarnishing.
Store your plated jewelry in a jewelry box lined with felt or anti-tarnish material. Items should not be stacked as this may cause damage to the plating surface.
Do not use excessive pressure when cleaning with a polishing cloth or soft brush, as this may cause damage to the plating.
Over time your plated items will need to be re-plated. Contact your local jeweler for information on plating services.
About the Collection
About the Collection
Fall in love with Gems en Vogue jewelry - a ShopHQ-exclusive collection featuring vintage, European design in every hand-set genuine gemstone piece.
Crafted by a select team of designers, this collection is deeply inspired by influential art movements from Art Deco to the French Renaissance, resulting in a gorgeous blend of historic and modern style. Each signature piece is intricately designed with rare, exotic or select genuine gemstones and masterfully set in sterling palladium alloy with rich 18K Gold Embraced accents.
Always at the forefront of innovation, the proprietary formula of Gems en Vogue's sterling palladium alloy jewelry provides increased tarnish resistance and strength at affordable sterling silver prices.
Discover the luxury of statement gemstone jewelry with Gems en Vogue.
About the Guest
Michael Valitutti is a graduate gemologist having worked more than 30 years in the jewelry business. He is a die hard gem enthusiast specializing in gemstone sourcing and design.
In 1998, Michael joined ShopHQ and has been traveling the world in search of exciting, premium gemstones for the Gems en Vogue collection ever since. From the rare and exotic to the precious and semi-precious, he has featured over one hundred gemstone varieties from over fifteen different countries.
With a passion for shine and talent for design, Guest Michael Valitutti G.G. (GIA), winner of two design competitions, was born to bring to you a stunning collection unlike any other.
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Product Reviews
Overall:★★★★★★★★★★3.7 out of 5
28 out of 43 ( 65% ) of all reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer Ratings
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2014-09-11
19:03:58
Most Beautiful Color On The Planet!
Wanted a Tanzanian color-shift amethyst for so long. Glad I got this one. Mine is phenomenal! Love Gems En Vogue designs and quality, Michael.
divemaster
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Lenexa, KS, United States
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2014-09-03
00:49:41
Poor stone quality
Ring design was very nice but the stone was very dark, because of the cloudiness in it. It also had a brown veil streak running across the top of the stone....very visible and very poor quality. My guess is they sent me the same ring someone else had returned prior.
Diva9
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2014-08-18
17:37:23
NOT LOVING IT
I own quite a few of Michael's pieces and they're incredible, but I am underwhelmed with this ring. It's because of the clarity of the stone. It is one of the deepest purples I've seen for an amethyst, so the color is exceptional. The size is great. I just wished that the stone was clearer with some sparkle.
Headnurse
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Lockport, NY
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2014-08-17
22:21:23
Passionate for Purple
When I saw this ring for the first time I was immersed in the deep yet vibrant color of the stone. Simply beautiful! I own many pink amethyst but this color is the focus of this ring. The setting is gracefully elegant!
Janisluvsjewls
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McAllen, TX, United States
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2014-08-16
15:00:03
Absolutely Fabulous!
I purchased this amethyst ring because I always wanted an African amethyst (deep purple color), but I never expected a Tanzanian color shift stone. The ring is outstanding. The deep purple shifts to red in certain light. Thanks ShopHQ and Gems En Vogue. I finally have my African amethyst and the color shift is a bonus.
OldLadyinOhio
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Twinsburg, OH
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2014-08-14
20:57:44
WOW!!!!
This is my first Gems En Vogue purchase but it will not be my last! This ring is This ring is gorgeous!!!!! The stone is a grape jelly deep purple and my stone is flawless to the naked eye. I haven't even tried it under fluorescent light yet. The setting is heavy and substantial but very comfortable and with the euroshank it does not spin or move out of place. If you got a flawed stone, I would suggest giving it another try, it is worth it. I have never seen an amethyst this large with this deep color. Well done Michael!!!
sophie2
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Indianapolis, IN
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2014-08-12
16:21:42
high quality
Bought for my girlfriend who happens to love purple. The stone is dark and beautiful. She doesn't like to take it off .
leone510
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Los Gatos, CA, United States
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2014-07-31
16:09:50
HEARTBROKEN!!!!!
I purchased this ring and it was on sale which was a bonus! I LOVE Michaels designs even though he gets on my nerves at times! The big knocker rings are Great but there must be something in this alloy that mixes w/ my body chemistry and turned my finger black!!!! Not even regular sterling does this to me! What could be the problem? I will try to contact Michael for an answer because I would like to purchase these Beautiful Jewels in the future. I don't want to rate this because I want to be fair to folks that don't have this problem, but I guess I have to.
Michaellovesbambi
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Colorado, United States
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2014-07-24
02:23:45
\What a crock!
I bought this ring an was so excited to receive it because I had the pendant and now I was going to have the matching ring. I had read the reviews and pryed that the same thing would not happen to me. I recievice the rig and it has two big cracks in it. I was devastated. of course I sent it back. I had to pay 7.00 potage to send it back.
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