14kt Synthetic Green Spinel Ring

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A wonderful pastel green spinel ring set in a 14kt yellow gold mounting. Perfect for the summer with its pale color and green tone, green being the 2013 Pantone color of the year. Faceted for just enough bling but softly hued to make this a very wearable piece for everyday. The mounting is made in a random nest like pattern making me think of an egg sitting in a nest of gold. Held in place by six (6) prongs and a simple gold band.

Condition: Excellent

Ring Size: 6 and able to be re-sized

Gross Weight: 5.0 dwt (7.8 grams)

Circa: 1980

Synthetic gemstones are often confused with simulants or imitations. Synthetics however, while also man-made, have been scientifically developed to duplicate a natural gem and will have the same physical and chemical properties. It takes a very experienced eye to tell them apart when they are well made. Gem quality synthetics make owning beautiful jewelry affordable as rubies, diamonds, sapphires and emeralds all have their synthetic counterparts and only your gemologist knows for sure. Often used as accent stones in jewels of the 1920s.

The most famous spinels are found in the British Crown Jewels in the Tower of London and the Crown Jewels of Iran in Teheran. Throughout history, spinel, most commonly thought of as red, has been confused with ruby partly because they are both found in the deposits. Spinel, more common than the many gemstones is a great substitute for it appears in a variety of colors.