This mesmerizing solitaire Contemporary ring features cabochon-cut ±1.45ct Amethyst crafted in 14ct. Dutch.
Materials: Amethyst, 14ct.
Size: 17.73 NL / 55.7 FR / 7½ US / O½ UK, sizeable (Within reason. Contact seller for information).
Dimensions: H 0.7 x L 0.7 x W 0.9 cm.
Weight in grams: 3,4.
Contemporary jewelry can be crafted from many materials, jewelers often use precious metals and stones. This creates a modern variant of classic models of jewelry. Unlike classic jewelry, contemporary pieces are made with the choices of the current times. This gives the jewelry an identity that stands between the popular high-street jewelry and artistically crafted traditional pieces.
To craft contemporary jewelry, you’ll need both professional training and extensive knowledge on the subject. The contemporary style celebrates the artistry of the past in the modern ways of the present.
Amethyst has historically been the most prized gemstone in the quartz family. It is treasured for its purple hue, which can range in tone from light to dark.
Because of the softness of pure (24k), it is usually alloyed with base metals for use in jewelry, altering its hardness and ductility, melting point, color and other properties. Alloys with lower carat rating, typically 22k, 18k, 14k or 9k, contain higher percentages of copper or other base metals or silver or palladium in the alloy. Copper is the most commonly used base metal, yielding a redder color.