• How a queen fell in love with a king of gems.

    In the early Renaissance Age, opals were said to bring good fortune to the wearer because they possessed all of the colors and powers of every gemstone. But it was Queen Victoria, who especially loved her opals and often gave them as gifts to her family, who let this beautiful gemstone gain its spot among the most cherished of gems. To pay proper homage to this luminous beauty, the 2-7/8 carat oval cabochon in this ring nestles within the embrace of two millegrain-edged chevrons accented with lab created DiamondAura stones.

    Opal is the only gemstone that changes color and pattern right in your hand; every opal is varied and unique. Our hand-selected opal ring's color play, with its pinfire flashes of iridescent pinks and greens, blues, and turquoises emanates a very special attraction and fascination.

    Opal is a mineral found in areas where ancient geothermal hot springs once existed. Ancient Romans called the magnificent gemstone "Cupid Paederos," meaning a child as beautiful as love. Opals were routinely set into the crowns and necklaces of rulers who believed the protective powers of the gemstones would ward off evil. They believed it to be the "king of gems" because an opal holds within its fire all the colors of the rainbow...and all other gems, as well. And like many birthstones, opals (October) were treasured by ancient monarchs for their appearance and their powers.

    The Stauer Opal Ring is set in 14K gold fused over .925 sterling silver. Opal rings can retail for well over $1,200 but our clients have told us that they are thrilled with our 2-7/8 carat stone for much less.
  • Jewelry

    Accessorize your outfits with jewelry for day or night. Pick up a pair of everyday earrings or splurge on a stunning necklace and matching bracelets.

  • Going "green" just got more glamorous.

    A stunning 4 carat Scienza Lab-created Emerald Centerpiece layered in luxurious platinum.

    Beware the green-eyed monsters. They can see the color of this ring from across the room. Flashes of gorgeous green that usually only show up around spring. Even then, only in the deepest parts of the Brazilian rainforest. As green as they've ever seen. Let them whisper. Let them wonder. Maybe you did strike the lottery or inherit some small fortune. Whatever the case, you know something they don't. Specifically, that science has found a way to build a better emerald.

    It's true. The mineral composition, heat and pressure of Scienza are all controlled in the laboratory, so the scientifically grown emeralds have more luster and brilliance than most mined stones. Scienza emeralds are identical to the natural gem in every way: color, sparkle, hardness, and composition. The one big difference is price. Our Verde Ring features a stunning 4-carat Scienza lab-created emerald centerpiece. The emerald-cut lab stone is set in the finest platinum-layered, .925 sterling silver. Both shoulders absolutely sparkle with a dozen lab-created DiamondAura baguettes and 30 brilliant DiamondAura rounds. Each row of white stones is lined with exquisite silverwork that only enhances the ring's overall brilliance. Jealousy never looked so good!

    Scienza Emerald & DiamondAura Verde Ring (4-3/4 ctw)

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