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Sterling Silver/14kt Yellow Gold Setting & Band Wrap Ring with 8mm Faceted Tanzanite - 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 92.5% 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.
Tanzanite can have an intense and deep violet blue color. Tanzanite is the violet blue to blue violet variety of the mineral zoisite.Tanzanite's appearance is influenced greatly by its pleochroism, which is the ability of a gemstone to show different colors when viewed in different crystal directions.
Physical healing properties of tanzanite include detoxification of the blood, strengthening your immune system and increasing overall vitality. It’s soothing, calming tanzanite powers encourage cell regeneration and healing of skin conditions, in keeping with tanzanite meaning. Tanzanite stone benefits the hair, supporting renewed growth of healthy hair. Tanzanite healing properties also calm and sooth side effects of medical treatments or surgery.
WHERE IT’S FOUND
Tanzanite is only found in Tanzania, in a very small mining area near the Merelani Hills. Tanzanite is noted for its remarkably strong trichroism, appearing alternately blue, violet and burgundy depending on crystal orientation.