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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.


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.



        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.