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Lika Behar 'Kami' Blue Topaz/Mother of Pearl & Sapphire Ring
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Mother of Pearl Mother of pearl is similar to pearls in that it’s made of the same stuff. But in many ways, mother of pearl is its own ‘gemstone’. Perfect for unique jewelry, stylish craft and beautiful décor, mother of pearl has many uses. Mother of pearl is an organic gemstone and refers to the iridescent lining that’s found in the inner surface of a nacre-producing mollusc’s shell. Another term for mother of pearl is nacre, which is the substance that forms pearls.Mother of pearl is made of aragonite, a type of calcium carbonate, formed by the pearl oyster, as well as freshwater pearl mussels and abalone. Nacre is secreted by the mollusc as a defence mechanism against irritants and abrasions that find their way into the shell. Over time, the creature secretes layers of nacre which smoothen the surface of the shell and entombs any irritants that cling to the inner surface of the shell.

Source: https://www.jewelryshoppingguide.com/mother-of-pearl-gemstone-guide/ Sapphire Although sapphire typically refers to the rich, blue gemstone variety of the mineral corundum, this royal gemstone occurs in a rainbow of hues. Sapphires come in every color except red, which instead earn the classification of rubies. Trace elements like iron, titanium, chromium, copper, and magnesium give naturally colorless corundum a tint of blue, yellow, purple, orange, or green, respectively. Sapphires in any color but blue are called “fancies.” Pink sapphires toe a fine line between ruby and sapphire. In the U.S., these gemstones must meet a minimum color saturation to be considered rubies. Pinkish-orange sapphires called padparadscha (from the Sri Lankan word for “lotus flower”) can draw higher prices than some blue sapphires. The name “sapphire” comes from the Latin sapphirus and Greek sappheiros, meaning “blue stone,” though those words may have originally referred to lapis lazuli. They aren’t just valuable in jewelry, but also in industrial applications, including scientific instruments, high-durability windows, watches, and electronics. Sapphire gemstones symbolize loyalty, nobility, sincerity, and integrity. Silver For centuries, silver has been prized for its incredible luster and workability. Pure silver is highly tarnish-resistant but is too soft to use for jewelry design. Other metals like copper, nickel, or zinc, are added to harden silver. For example, sterling silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% another metal. Silver products sometimes may be marked “925” which means that 925 parts per thousand are pure silver. Some jewelry may be described as silverplate: a layer of silver is bonded to a base metal. If you’re looking for an inexpensive metal for your fine jewelry, silver is a good choice. Since silver is soft and scratches easily, it’s best used for jewelry that is not worn daily.

Product Care

How to Care for Mother of Pearl •Mother of pearl is a very durable substance because of how the nacre is formed. It lacks cleavage, meaning that it doesn’t easily chip or fracture. Although it has a low Mohs ranking, at only 2.5 to 4.5 on the scale, it’s highly durable and wearable.

•Use a lint-free cloth to wipe away sweat or body oils which can dull the luster of mother of pearl. You can dampen the cloth for a more effective clean. If you need a deeper clean, use a jewelry cleaner that’s recommended for pearl jewlery or a mild soap and warm water.

•Avoid harsh cleaners or abrasives that could damage the surface of the gemstone and cause scratches.

•Avoid using ultrasonic cleaners because mother of pearl is too soft to be used in these machines which would probably do more harm than help.

Source: https://www.jewelryshoppingguide.com/mother-of-pearl-gemstone-guide/ How to Care for Sapphire •Corundum is stable under normal wearing conditions, which means it’s resistant to the effects of heat, light, and common chemicals. Boric acid powder will etch the surface of even untreated stones. Fracture-filled, cavity-filled, and dyed stones can be damaged by even mild acids like lemon juice.

•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.

•Warm, soapy water is always safe.

Source:GIA How to Care for Sterling Silver •Your sterling silver jewelry will need cleaning and polishing from time to time to remove fingerprints, oils, and naturally occurring tarnish.

•The most effective way to clean sterling silver is with warm water and mild bar soap. (Liquid soap is likely to leave a film on your jewelry, resulting in a dull finish.)

Source: https://www.silverliningsmd.com/how-to-care-for-sterling-silver-jewelry/

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Shipping Policy •All orders ship Free of charge with UPS or Fedex

•Call us at 541-345-0354 if you require next day shipping (additional fees apply)

•Please allow 1-2 days to process your order and prepare shipment

•We only ship to addresses within the United States. We are unable to process orders shipped to package forwarding services at this time.

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At Skeie's, it's of upmost importance that the jewelry we select is obtained from suppliers who follow conflict-free and socially responsible practices. We believe that the materials used in our jewelry should support and benefit the communities where they originated, while keeping the environmental impact as minimal as possible.

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Lika Behar 'Kami' Blue Topaz/Mother of Pearl & Sapphire Ring

This stunning sterling silver and 24k yellow gold Lika Behar 'Kami' ring features an exquisite 10.43ct cabochon cut blue topaz center stone set over mother of pearl along with 0.20ctw of accent sapphire side stones. Size 7.

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•Sterling silver/24k yellow gold

•10.43ct blue topaz over mother of pearl

•0.20ctw sapphire side stones

Style #KAMI-R-202-GSILSA-BTD

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Mother of Pearl Mother of pearl is similar to pearls in that it’s made of the same stuff. But in many ways, mother of pearl is its own ‘gemstone’. Perfect for unique jewelry, stylish craft and beautiful décor, mother of pearl has many uses. Mother of pearl is an organic gemstone and refers to the iridescent lining that’s found in the inner surface of a nacre-producing mollusc’s shell. Another term for mother of pearl is nacre, which is the substance that forms pearls.Mother of pearl is made of aragonite, a type of calcium carbonate, formed by the pearl oyster, as well as freshwater pearl mussels and abalone. Nacre is secreted by the mollusc as a defence mechanism against irritants and abrasions that find their way into the shell. Over time, the creature secretes layers of nacre which smoothen the surface of the shell and entombs any irritants that cling to the inner surface of the shell.

Source: https://www.jewelryshoppingguide.com/mother-of-pearl-gemstone-guide/ Sapphire Although sapphire typically refers to the rich, blue gemstone variety of the mineral corundum, this royal gemstone occurs in a rainbow of hues. Sapphires come in every color except red, which instead earn the classification of rubies. Trace elements like iron, titanium, chromium, copper, and magnesium give naturally colorless corundum a tint of blue, yellow, purple, orange, or green, respectively. Sapphires in any color but blue are called “fancies.” Pink sapphires toe a fine line between ruby and sapphire. In the U.S., these gemstones must meet a minimum color saturation to be considered rubies. Pinkish-orange sapphires called padparadscha (from the Sri Lankan word for “lotus flower”) can draw higher prices than some blue sapphires. The name “sapphire” comes from the Latin sapphirus and Greek sappheiros, meaning “blue stone,” though those words may have originally referred to lapis lazuli. They aren’t just valuable in jewelry, but also in industrial applications, including scientific instruments, high-durability windows, watches, and electronics. Sapphire gemstones symbolize loyalty, nobility, sincerity, and integrity. Silver For centuries, silver has been prized for its incredible luster and workability. Pure silver is highly tarnish-resistant but is too soft to use for jewelry design. Other metals like copper, nickel, or zinc, are added to harden silver. For example, sterling silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% another metal. Silver products sometimes may be marked “925” which means that 925 parts per thousand are pure silver. Some jewelry may be described as silverplate: a layer of silver is bonded to a base metal. If you’re looking for an inexpensive metal for your fine jewelry, silver is a good choice. Since silver is soft and scratches easily, it’s best used for jewelry that is not worn daily.

Product Care

How to Care for Mother of Pearl •Mother of pearl is a very durable substance because of how the nacre is formed. It lacks cleavage, meaning that it doesn’t easily chip or fracture. Although it has a low Mohs ranking, at only 2.5 to 4.5 on the scale, it’s highly durable and wearable.

•Use a lint-free cloth to wipe away sweat or body oils which can dull the luster of mother of pearl. You can dampen the cloth for a more effective clean. If you need a deeper clean, use a jewelry cleaner that’s recommended for pearl jewlery or a mild soap and warm water.

•Avoid harsh cleaners or abrasives that could damage the surface of the gemstone and cause scratches.

•Avoid using ultrasonic cleaners because mother of pearl is too soft to be used in these machines which would probably do more harm than help.

Source: https://www.jewelryshoppingguide.com/mother-of-pearl-gemstone-guide/ How to Care for Sapphire •Corundum is stable under normal wearing conditions, which means it’s resistant to the effects of heat, light, and common chemicals. Boric acid powder will etch the surface of even untreated stones. Fracture-filled, cavity-filled, and dyed stones can be damaged by even mild acids like lemon juice.

•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.

•Warm, soapy water is always safe.

Source:GIA How to Care for Sterling Silver •Your sterling silver jewelry will need cleaning and polishing from time to time to remove fingerprints, oils, and naturally occurring tarnish.

•The most effective way to clean sterling silver is with warm water and mild bar soap. (Liquid soap is likely to leave a film on your jewelry, resulting in a dull finish.)

Source: https://www.silverliningsmd.com/how-to-care-for-sterling-silver-jewelry/

Shipping Info

Shipping Policy •All orders ship Free of charge with UPS or Fedex

•Call us at 541-345-0354 if you require next day shipping (additional fees apply)

•Please allow 1-2 days to process your order and prepare shipment

•We only ship to addresses within the United States. We are unable to process orders shipped to package forwarding services at this time.

Sourcing

At Skeie's, it's of upmost importance that the jewelry we select is obtained from suppliers who follow conflict-free and socially responsible practices. We believe that the materials used in our jewelry should support and benefit the communities where they originated, while keeping the environmental impact as minimal as possible.

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