J302741

Lee Sands Mother-of-Pearl Flower Necklace w/17-3/4" Chain

Description
Pristine glamour. This stunning necklace consists of a sterling silver rope chain highlighted by a carved mother-of-pearl flower pendant. Prong-set gemstones accent the bloom's center. From Lee Sands.

Ruby or Sapphire.

  • Includes pendant and rope chain
  • Sterling silver
  • Gemstone weight is not given for mother-of-pearl
  • Carved mother-of-pearl flower pendant; prong-set gemstones at center of flower; sterling silver chain
  • Chain secures with a lobster claw clasp
  • Approximate measurements: Chain 17-3/4"L; Pendant 1-1/8"L x 3/4"W
  • Box, romance card
  • Chain made in Italy; Pendant made in Thailand

About Ruby
Ruby

Stone Information & Mining

Ruby is the most valuable variety of the corundum mineral species, which also includes sapphire. Rubies can command the highest per-carat price of any colored stone. This makes ruby one of the most important gems in the colored stone market. In its purest form, the mineral corundum is colorless. Trace elements that become part of the mineral's crystal structure cause variations in its color. Chromium is the trace element that causes ruby's red, which ranges from an orangy red to a purplish red. The name ruby comes from the Latin word ruber, which means "red." The glowing red of ruby suggested an inextinguishable flame burning in the stone, even shining through clothing and able to boil water. The most renowned rubies, like those from Myanmar, the Himalayas, and northern Vietnam, typically form in marble. They're found in layers that are distributed irregularly within the surrounding marble. In other locations, rubies can be found in basalt rocks. Rubies from these sources can have higher iron content, which can make the rubies darker and less intense in color.

Legend & Lore

Ruby is one of the most historically significant colored stones. Rubies are mentioned four times in the Bible, in association with attributes like beauty and wisdom. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, ruby is called ratnaraj, or "king of precious stones." Ruby retained its importance with the birth of the western world and became one of the most sought-after gems of European royalty and the upper classes. Many medieval Europeans wore rubies to guarantee health, wealth, wisdom, and success in love. Desire for ruby is just as great today as it always has been. As a symbol of passion, ruby makes an ideal romantic gift. Consumers are drawn to the lush color because it also signifies wealth and success.

Color

Color is the most significant factor affecting a ruby's value. The finest ruby has a pure, vibrant red to slightly purplish red color. As the color becomes too orangy or more purplish, the ruby moves down the quality scale. The highest-quality rubies have vivid color saturation.

Ruby

Cleaning

Warm soapy water is always safe. Ultrasonic and steam cleaners are usually safe for untreated, heat-treated, and lattice diffusion treated stones. Fracture-filled, cavity-filled, or dyed material should only be cleaned with a damp cloth.

This information was excerpted from GIA's Gem Encyclopedia with permission from GIA. For the full GIA Gem Encyclopedia entry, click here. For more information about GIA, click here.

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J302741 - Lee Sands Mother-of-Pearl Flower Necklace w/17-3/4" Chain 4.5 5 2 2
Pretty I purchased this as a mothers day gift for my mother in law. It is smaller than expected but very pretty. Hope she likes it. 04-25-12
gorgeous! i love this necklace. i have a lee sands ring that matches it. the necklace is very pretty. i will wear it alot this summer. 01-25-12
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