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Inspired by the eternal beauty of the sea and sky, Gem Inspirations offers you elegant jewellery designs in sterling silver and featuring the wonderful colours and shimmer of blue gemstones, including larimar, druzy, blue topaz, aquamarine, pearls and lapis.
First discovered in 1916 by a priest, but ignored out of disbelief, gorgeous Larimar was rediscovered in 1974 when Miguel Mendez stopped to investigate a flash of blue he found on the beach sand in the Dominican Republic, the only place in the world this rare gem is to be found. Simply called "blue stone" by indigenous peoples, Mendez renamed the stone "Larimar", fromhis daughter's name Larissa, and the Spanish word "mar", or sea. As it turned out, the stones they found had been washed into the sea by the Bahoruco River, and the Los Chupaderos mine was founded upstream, tapping the only known larimar outcrop in the world. This marvelous gemstone is a variety of the mineral "pectolite" with unique volcanic blue coloration. Jewellery quality gemstones are generally in the sky blue to volcanic blue range. Please note that larimar is photosensitive, meaning it can lose its blue colouring with exposure to light over the years.
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Gorgious ring .... BUT
from Québec City, Canada
This ring is drop-dead-gorgeous in its shape and format. Worth the price. Heavy, pleasant to wear, and well balanced - it does stay in place despite the (rather) small size of the ring band. Certainly a statement ring. Your hand does look honoured to wear such a beautiful piece.BUT despite the name of the stone (RED Tiger Eye), it is brown. No matter how I try to convince myself it is red ... alas it is not. It is not dark cherry red (I own cherry red amber jewellery items, and they are of a dark, deep red color), it is just not red at all. If it had been, I would have happily kept it, and given it a 5-star rating. Returned with much regret.I would recommend this to a friend only if she liked the color brown. I don't. Note: this is my 3rd and last attempt to post this review, the 2 previous ones were never published.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Fabulous and Beautiful!
This ring is so gorgeous and so comfortable! It is one of my favourite pieces, a real attention getter! I love the beautiful natural look of the red tiger eye, it's so pleasing to look at. The shank is so comfortable and has really attractive open work and the under gallery is nicely done. I'm definitely very happy with my purchase!