Jewel of the day: Jeweler on the Roof 22k Gold and Padparadscha Ring
There is something incredibly buttery about high karat gold. This ring by Etsy seller Jeweler on the Roof is described this way: This gorgeous ring was made using ancient methods and almost half an ounce of 22 karat gold. The glimmering red-orange, bezel-set faceted center stone is surrounded by tiny gold spheres and glows with a brilliant inner fire. Six lovely diamonds sparkle randomly around the ring.
Padparadscha is a gemstone from the Corundum or Sapphire family. Sapphires come in all colors of the rainbow, except when a Sapphire is red it is called a Ruby and when it is orange-red it is called a Padparadscha. Natural, mined stones come from Sri Lanka and are quite rare and valuable.
This center stone, an affordable, lab-created Padparadscha, measures 5X7mm and is molecularly identical to a natural one. The granulation surrounding this exquisite center stone was created using an Etruscan metal-working technique and gives the ring a feeling of timelessness. Scattered around the shank of the ring are six tiny, brilliant cut, high quality 0.01ct diamonds. The inner surface of the shank is brightly polished, while the outer side has a bruised patina which completes the ancient look.
This lovely ring is the only one of its kind. It is a size 7.5 but can be resized about two sizes in either direction.”
Dang. It’s my size.
It sells for USD $2,850.