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Set of rings - Faceted green peridot and champagne cubic zirconia stacker rings both done in sterling silver and have a skinny sterling ring to join them!
Peridot is August birthstone and if you love sparkle, this set has it! The champagne cubic zirconia flashes like crazy in the light. Definitely for dressing up or down. Either way, it's a classy accompanyment!
All three rings were hand forged, hand set, hand polished in my Oregon studio by me - using traditional metalsmithing tools and skills.
Comes in a gift box wrapped with a ribbon and ships same day or next business day as payment.
Fire mountain gems says this about peridot
Shimmering, pale green peridot--often called the evening emerald--is a gemstone commonly associated with spirituality and expression. The word "peridot" can be pronounced as "PAIR-uh-doe" or "PAIR-uh-dot." While both pronunciations are found in the dictionary, the actual word of origin for peridot is from the French word peritôt, meaning unclear, because of the numerous inclusions and internal fractures often found within peridot gemstone beads. Chrysolite (an older German word) was also used to describe it before the word peridot was applied to all gem quality peridot stones.
Sometimes also referred to as olivine, it is only found in one color--green. This uncommon green color is best known simply as peridot green and it varies from olive to brownish green. This green was highly prized by ancient admirers because it was often thought to be emerald, which is one of the greatest compliments peridot could ever receive. It is the national gem of Egypt, and the ancient Egyptians knew it as the gem of the sun. In fact, jewelry historians are now convinced that some, if not all, of the emeralds that Cleopatra was famous for wearing were not actually emeralds but deep green peridot stones from mines in Egypt.
Peridot has been written about extensively throughout history. In ancient times, peridot stones were used for talismans featuring carved donkeys for spiritual enhancement and carved vultures for controlling the four winds and evil spirits. Ancient Egyptian papyrus scrolls record the mining of peridot as early as 1500 B.C. on Topazo Island (now called St. John's Island) in the Egyptian Red Sea. The island's exact whereabouts became a mystery for several centuries until being rediscovered in 1905; navigators found it difficult to find as it was often shrouded in an impenetrable thick fog.
Legend says that royal patrols that guarded the entire island were to execute trespassers while protecting the miners from thieves. The miners would collect the gems for the Pharaoh's burial treasury during all hours of the day and night, for it was said that the peridot crystals would radiate in the darkness of night by the light of the lamps they carried. The miners would mark the spot where they saw the glowing gems and then return to retrieve them the next morning.
In the middle ages, European emissaries brought back large quantities of peridot stones from their travels to foreign lands and decorated their churches and robes with them. One of these large peridot gems adorns the shrine of the Three Holy Kings in the cathedral at Cologne, and for centuries was believed to be an emerald but has recently been identified as peridot. Peridot, also known to ancient Hebrews, is listed in the Bible as one of the stones used in Aaron's breastplate and as one of the layers in the foundation of the city of New Jerusalem.
Peridot is not only terrestrial, . Although many different gems can be found in meteorites that have fallen to Earth, the galaxy-traveling peridot is the only gem that is found in sizes large enough to be made into jewelry. These gem-carrying meteorites are called pallasites, and the peridot found in them is given a special name too (moldavite) to speak to its otherworldly origins.
In 1749, one such meteorite was found on a desolate hilltop in Siberia, and it was discovered that this fallen star contained many pieces of beautiful, heaven-sent peridot crystals big enough to be used in jewelry. It is believed this particular moldavite-bearing pallasite fell to the earth's surface as early as 14.8 million years ago.
In scientific communities, it is also believed that peridot crystals played a large role in the creation of the moon, and that now they comprise a large portion of the moon's mantle.
And Fire Mountain gems says this about Cubic Zirconia...
Cubic zirconia is a lab-grown gemstone; its most popular and common use is as a diamond simulant. Developed during the 1970s in the USSR, this sparkling stone was designed for use in military application involving optics and lasers. This diamond look-alike, sometimes labeled "cubic zirconium" (an inaccurate nickname), soon took the world by storm.
The name itself is a contradiction. Zirconium is a metal that, in its crystal form, becomes the tetragonal gemstone zircon. Zircon itself is a zirconium silicate, while our favorite diamond simulant is a zirconium oxide. Swap out the silicon for the oxygen and guess what happens? The tetragon suddenly crystalizes as cubes instead!
And cubic zirconia is born.
Cubic Zirconia Metaphysical Properties
Cubic zirconia (casually referred to as "CZ") is believed to exhibit some of the same metaphysical properties as zirconium. Zirconium oxide (the base powder used to create CZs) is abundant in lunar and asteroidal rock, as well as being a byproduct of titanium processing. Zirconium is also highly resistant to corrosion and is commonly used as alloy in artificial joints and medical implants. All of which affects the metaphysical impacts of cubic zirconia.
This stone is believed to improve focus, increase clarity and release the ego. Called "the stone of practicality," some practitioners use it for grounding. While some users apply cubic zirconia to remove illusion and drain selfishness, others allege that the stone doesn't have any energy at all!
Cubic zirconia is a diamond simulant and has been assigned to April and the zodiac signs Aries and Taurus. It has been used with the third eye, crown and solar plexus chakras.
My name is Linda and I'm a lady silversmith (ladysmith!) based in the Willamette Valley in Oregon!
I specialize in custom self esteem spinner rings, but also make other jewelry as well.
I love hammering out all the details worth people to figure out what their dream ring is! (See what I did there?!)
*All jewelry is infused with lots of music, fun energy and random hijinks ;)
Welcome to LindaBoBinda's Designs. Everything I make is with my own hands. If you have any questions, please convo me! I love custom and personalized orders so if you see something in my designs and want it tweaked for your own ideas, let me know!
Please read my policies thoroughly, they're long and comprehensive in covering you, and me, valuable during custom orders.
Please be available when you order custom items. I might have questions on details, thanks for understanding!
Please *** Please *** Please *** Know your wide band ring size PRIOR to ordering. This will save time on both sides! Questions, please convo me! I'm happy to help!
I hope that you are completely satisfied with your order.
If there's a problem with your order, notify me immediately.
I no longer offer cancellations after you order.
At this time we can only offer free shipping in the US. Thank you for understanding!
I am not responsible for packages that go missing or are damaged in transit. However, I will investigate missing packages and make every attempt to locate it. Please see my shipping policies. Please contact the post office with your tracking number and try to resolve it yourself before contacting me. They always ask me to make sure my customer contacted them first. If you contact me I'll be asking for the location of your local Post Office, the name of the person you spoke with and the phone number. This will ensure clear cut communication.
There are NO refunds for custom orders on spinner rings. Please please pretty please get sized professionally for wide band ring before you order. They fit much tighter than narrow bands. Again, please get fitted professionally! Please contact me before ordering if you have any questions.
If there is a "ready to buy" item and you want it in custom, convo me before you purchase the item. I'll send you the link to the custom item. My custom items are priced higher than ready to go items.
I am pretty ocd about the details because I want to make a good, solid product and I love for my customers to be happy with what I make. Reviews mean a lot to me but customer service and sleeping at night mean more!
I do not do refunds on any of my custom jewelry when I'm given the wrong size. I don't refund copper jewelry if it turns your fingers green. Copper turns skin green depending on body chemistry. Sealing the copper with a thin layer of clear fingernail polish carefully will delay the coloring. I can't control body chemistry.
I no longer repair spinner rings that have been damaged via extreme wear, or when it's been caught in car doors or when the owner tries to repair it themselves. I will gladly make you another one for the same cost.
I don't give refunds on rings or other jewelry because they tarnish. When an item is hand stamped, the recessed area is filled with enamel ink which will lighten up over time!
This is also true of jewelry that has been antiqued - just like color slowly coming out of hair, the high points in jewelry will possibly lose color over time. This is normal and to be expected.
No returns or exchanges on custom stamped items that don't look 100% like the original listing. Handmade & custom lends itself to imperfections but I do quality control on each item before shipping.
No earring refunds, exchanges or returns. All earrings are thoroughly inspected prior to shipping quality control.
Please be sure you're clear on what you want, send pics, sketches and whatever else you like to convey your dream ring!
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