➣ BEFORE ORDERING:
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A real twig was cast in solid recycled gold to create the unique ring shank. Set upon the branch is a vibrant emerald, cultured to perfection.This ring avoids all harmful mining of gold or gemstones, making this design a truly eco-friendly choice.
SETTING & STONE:
➣ Four prong basket setting
➣ Hand-etched wood grain setting to match twig shank
➣ Set atop twig to allow wedding bands to stack beside
➣ Cultured green emerald by Chatham Gems
➣ Emerald measures 8x6mm; about 1.4ct in weight
➣ Learn more about Chatham gems in Kristin's Blog Post
➣ Choice of recycled 14k yellow, white, or rose gold
➣ Dimensions: 2mm to 3mm wide (at the knots)
➣ Finish: polished gently, with polished/smooth interior
➣ Sizing: US whole, half and quarter sizes
Ring is delivered in a custom handcrafted wood ring box, with Care & Cleaning instruction, Artist Card, & Chatham certificate included. This listing is for the Emerald Twig Ring only; wedding bands in photos are sold separately.
About Cultured Emeralds:
Cultured gemstones (also referred to as "lab-grown" or "lab-created") are crystals which are grown in a lab, rather than mined from nature. They have the same optical, gemological, physical, and chemical properties as a their naturally occurring counterpart. Since they are grown in a controlled environment, they'll have fewer flaws and amazing clarity and color!
Your cultured emerald will be equally (if not more) durable, sparkling, and vibrant than an emerald found in nature. Since it is a true emerald gemstone, it is very valuable -- even more valuable than many naturally occurring emeralds. In addition to being of great value and quality, lab-grown gemstones avoid all environmentally harmful mining.
Cultured stones are real gemstones, with all the same gemological properties found in nature. (They are not the same as simulant or imitation gems, which are defined as man-made products which simulate the appearance of, but do not duplicate the properties of the natural gemstone they imitate.)
Learn more about our Chatham cultured gemstones in this Blog Post.