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Title: Ring. General: This two finger ring is made from Sterling Silver, and is set with two synthetic amethysts. Material: Sterling Silver. Gem: Synthetic Amethyst. Method: Constructed. Finish: Polished Mechanics: The stones are partial Bezel set at the ends. Designer: W.van Heeckeren. Craftsman: W.van Heeckeren. Availability: This Ring is currently Available. Price: AUS $ 550.00.
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.
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.
Bezel Setting is done by making a sheet metal surround (the bezel) for the stone. Once the jewelry has been finished the stone is then set. In setting the stone, the stone is placed in the bezel, and the bezel is shrunk in around the stone, by pushing it in little by little evenly around the circumference, until the metal seals tight against the stone. As a finishing touch a flat graver is used to bright cut the edge of the bezel at right angles to the plane of the bezel. Wal.