Certified .57 ct natural fancy yellow VVS2 diamond solitaire ring, size 6-1/2. This diamond is a 5.12mm fancy yellow color stone with lots of fire set into a strong but delicate and whispy hand fabricated prong setting. The egg shaped band and setting are 14K hand forged gold that has been smoothed and polished to perfection. Replacement value from the IGL certification is listed at 3186.00.
No need to buy synthetic Moissanite when you can have a great natural came from the ground stone for less price! All of my stones are CONFLICT FREE stones from a trusted US wholesaler. :-)
Why buy forged metal? Cast rings are full of tiny voids and the crystal of the metal structure is inconsistant. If you look at it under a microscope, you will see a mixture of large and small crystal structures. When a billet of metal is forged, this crystal structure is compressed into a uniform size and arrangement, eliminating any weaknesses and the potential for cracking. Cast rings are cheaper, but forged rings are made to last.
I take great pride that every one of pieces of jewelry is 100% legally compliant with the US Federal Trade Commissions definition of hand made jewelry (§ 23.3 Misuse of the terms "hand-made," "hand-polished," etc.)!
All of my silver and solders are alloyed by me from recycled fine bullion and pure copper so there are no toxic "mystery metals" in my jewelry. Every item is hand forged from molten metal by traditional hammer and anvil methods. The only 2 things on my workbench that a roman silversmith would not recognize are a torch and an Ipod................
I offer a limited lifetime (the limit is my lifetime :-) and I have a lot of good years left)service guarantee. If you lose or break a stone I will be happy to replace it for the price (the price I pay) for the stone and shipping.
I normally use insured International Economy Shipping which is 2-3 weeks to the US. Express shipping is available in shipping options. Express usually arrives in a week to the US.
Thanks for looking!