Shungite & White Topaz ring (2.31ct) in Platinum over 925 Sterling Silver sz 6
Few gemstones lend an air of sophistication and mystery like that of the lustrous shungite. Said to be over two billion years old, shungite was first formed during the Precambrian age, when algae and other microscopic organisms underwent a unique process of heating and pressure that lead to its formation. Although shungite was initially discovered in the Russian republic of Karelia, its name derives from a nearby village called Shun’ga which was the source for this stone. Requiring no additional treatments, shungite sports a rich, black matte which was so desirable that it was often used as a paint pigment in the 1750’s. Advocates of crystal healing believe that shungite can possess variable healing properties and while that remains debatable, there have been documented uses of shungite for medicinal purposes. This beautiful ring has a large 9 by 7 mm center gem of Russian Shungite flanked by sparkling White Topaz gems. It is classy and dressy and you will adore the shiny black healing gem.
Main Stone Color: Glossy Black Metal: Platinum over 925 Sterling Silver Main Stone: Shungite Style: Solitaire with Accents Total Carat Weight (TCW): 2.31 ct Main Stone Creation: Natural Main Stone Shape: Cushion Main Stone Treatment: Not Enhanced Secondary Stone: White Topaz Ring Size: 6