Semi Precious Stones Ring features stones that have been hand set. Some of the stones are intricately cut and some are smooth on the surface. Jewellers call a smooth surface of a stone cabochon. This ring is more valuable than other items of our sterling silver section because these stones require more work to individually cut and set. This ring is perfect as a stand alone piece because it is solid and substantial. Choose from three combinations of semi precious stones.
What is a semi precious stone?
Precious stones are distinguished by their quality, their rarity and the beauty of their colours. There are only four precious stones: diamond, sapphire, ruby and emerald. All other stones are therefore called semi-precious stones. In this collection we have Citrine centre with garnet circular stones and blue topaz tear shaped stones. Or Citrine centre with garnet circular stones and amethyst tear shaped stones. Or citrine centre with garnet circular stones and smokey quartz tear shaped stones.
Sterling Silver meaning
Semi Precious Stones Ring is made from sterling silver and features a 92.5 stamp. This means it is 92.5% fine silver with no more than 7.5% of copper or other metals. This formula is internationally accepted and it gives sterling silver the hardness and the tolerance to work with. Anything higher than 92.5 would be too soft and tarnish too quickly. When you buy sterling silver from us, we can guarantee it is just that!
If you see the words silver plated, that means it only has a coating of sterling silver over another alloy. This will fade over time and is not able to be polished. Our sterling silver products are not plated but sterling silver all the way through– nothing but the good stuff for you!!
Sterling Silver care tips
To keep your sterling silver looking its best, use a silver polishing cloth or silvo on an old rag and give it a gentle rub. This will give your jewellery back its brilliant shine! Silver will tarnish from being exposed to air but will take a good six weeks to discolour. Items that are worn constantly will take a lot longer! To preserve the shine on your silver avoid contact with ammonia, alcohol, fingernail polish remover or turpentine. ALWAYS remove sterling silver jewellery while in natural hot pools because of the high sulphur content in the water. Do not use silver dip. Dip cleaners work for the first few times but it puts a layer on the silver and can discolour stones and shell. Toothpaste is also not a good idea as it is too abrasive.