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Title: Ring. General: Sterling Silver Ring set with Cubic Zirconia. Material: Sterling Silver. Gem: Cubic Zirconia. Method: Hollow Constructed. Finish: Polished. Mechanics: Bead Set. Designer: W.van Heeckeren. Craftsman: W.van Heeckeren. Availability: This Ring currently available. Price: AUS $ 750.00.
STERLING SILVER is a binary Silver alloy consisting of: 925 parts/1000 Pure Silver and 75 parts/1000 Pure Copper. Annealing temperature: 750 degrees Celsius. Melting Temperature: 950 degrees Celsius. Wal.
In Bead Setting a seat is cut for the stone in the object, small amounts of metal are then raised out of the surrounding metal with an engraving tool, and pushed over the stone, to act as claws. These claws are then tightened down onto the stone with a small tool with a concave end. By rotating this tool over the claw, the claw is formed into a small ball or bead. The tool is called a beading tool. Wal.
The Synthetic stones are commonly of the corundum (Sapphire)type or the Spinel type. These are grown inside a flame, from their relevant chemicals. The resulting stone is termed a "BOULE". In recent years more stones are simulated by laboratory grown "NATURAL" crystals. In other words they are grown from the same chemicals as nature uses, and are therefore almost impossible to tell from the natural stones. Cubic zirconia comes in so many colours that many stones are now also imitated by this synthetic. You can usually tell because they are just too brilliant for the type of stone being imitated. Wal.