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Sterling Silver/14Kt Yellow Rose Band & Setting Wrap Ring with 9.45mm Tahitian Pearl - Size 7.5
by Karl W. Hoffman
Welcome to the world as seen through my eyes. As an artist I have explored and created in many different medias during my journey.
Physical adornment begins with the very beginning of humanity.
Fine Jewelry is the most personal of all art and it is the one art form that you become physically and emotionally involved with as it can express the purest form of ones portrayed illusion. Jewelry represents the union between the fragile flesh of the body and the passion to show who we are through the art of adornment and it can dictate stature and achievement. Jewelry can reflect your emotions or change them; it can be the symbolic bond between you and another and hold memories for generations.
We are all such different people, it is very exciting for me to create with the light from diamonds, colored stones and precious metals a fine piece of jewelry intricately compatible with the wearer and their emotions.
~Karl W. Hoffman
Taking care of your jewelry:
Argentium® 935 pro casting grain is a 93.5% pure silver casting grain alloyed with proprietary additive metals including germanium. The addition of germanium imparts tarnish-resistance and fire scale resistance to Argentium® silver alloys. Argentium® silver casting grain is 93.5% pure silver, which exceeds the 925% pure sterling silver standard. Pieces cast with Argentium® silver casting grain are a brighter white and nickel free (hypoallergenic). This metal is stamped “935”
All silver will tarnish a little over time if not cared for with a few simple steps. We have specially formulated cleaning solution and a polishing cloth for Karl and Audrey’s silver and gold jewelry. For unoxidized jewelry it is always best to clean your Jewelry before putting it away by simply dipping it in our cleaning solution for about 30 seconds. Never leave your jewelry in the solution!!! Prolonged exposure to the cleaning solution will cause considerable damage to the finish. For oxidized jewelry just rub the smooth surfaces lightly with a polishing cloth.
An organic gem, pearls are formed inside mollusks such as oysters and mussels. They are formed when an irritant such as a tiny stone or bit of sand gets inside the mollusk's shell.
There are many types of pearl:
Natural Pearls ( made without human interference)
Cultured pearls ( made with a foreign substance, intentionally inserted into a living oyster)
Baroque pearls ( pearls that have irregular shapes)
Blister pearls ( pearls which grow attached to the inside of the shell)
Black pearls ( gray to black)
Fresh water pearls ( pearls which form in fresh water mollusks and resemble puffed rice)
Cultured or freshwater pearls are considered to offer the power of love, money, protection, and luck. Pearls are thought to give wisdom through experience, to quicken the laws of karma and to cement engagements and love relationships. They are thought to keep children safe.
WHERE IT’S FOUND
Russian, European and North American rivers and lakes have all produced pearls throughout history. In fact, natural freshwater pearls have been found in almost every country. At the present time, most freshwater pearls are cultured, and the overwhelming majority of cultured freshwater pearls come from China.
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