This traditional styled three stone ring features a hand engraved shank with beautiful etching and milgrain edging. Each of the ring's three stones are set in heavy wire baskets with prongs and the center basket housing the cushion cut pink sapphire has the same etching and milgrain details as noted on the ring's shank. Taking center stage is a beautiful cushion cut sapphire that is certified by the GIT as natural. The sapphire is 1.70 carats, measures 7.14 X5.47 X 4.61, has dealer rated VS near loupe clean clarity and sports a precision cushion cut.
Exhibiting a strong primary pink color, with faint secondary lilac hue, the sapphire is considered world class due to the richness of color, even saturation and excellent tone and luster. On either side of the bright pink sapphire is a pair of TOP quality princess cut diamonds that measure 4.14 mm, are 0.74 carats total weight and are highly rated SI1 clarity and F color!!! These diamonds have superb cuts that couple with their fabulous clarity and color for top blinding white brilliance.
The ring is a size 7 (complimentary resizing available) and weighs over 7.0 grams of platinum. This magnificent piece is offered by Jill Underhill of Color Symphony (http://www.colorsymphony.com) and will be shipped directly from their location in New Hampshire.
This gemstone (or gemstone that is part of this piece of gemstone jewelry) has been enhanced by traditional heat treatment. Traditional heat treatment is used to improve a stones color, remove color zoning/banding, and improve clarity. This treatment is considered permanent. The only way to tell if a colored stone has been treated is for the stone to be analyzed by a lab. Generally only gemstone laboratories have the equipment necessary to make a qualified judgement with any certainty.
Untreated gemstones are rare and should be verified by a lab independent of the seller. A good rule of thumb is to always assume a gemstone has been enhanced, unless valid certification from a reputable laboratory is available. No one that sells jewelry or gems should be doing appraisals, certifications, or analysis. It should always be an independent third party with no vested interest in the sale.