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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.



        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.


Technical Data for SYNTHETIC.

         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.