This set contains:
- 6mm x 9mm kite cut peridot – 8 pieces
- 4mm round cabochons in citrine and mother of pearl – 8 pieces
- 6mm rhodolite garnet sugarloaf cabochons – 2 pieces
Our kite shaped gemstones have been custom cut with extra depth, and perfectly flat bases to help minimize the risk of breakage during setting. The points on these stones do, however, need extra care when setting.
All these stones are eye clean.
Perfectly flat backs, with a beautiful polish. These gemstones are not calibrated sizes.
Whilst we try to make sure stones are relatively close to each other, as a natural stone, and cut by hand, we can’t guarantee any exact matches.
While the top gives a beautiful polish and colour, the mother of pearl backing gives these gemstones an almost magical glow, and makes them no drama at all when you need to make a closed back setting.
The stones are created in much the same way as opal doublets, with a fine layer of epoxy cementing the two layers together. Because of the epoxy, it is important not to heat the stone (hot water is fine for when using thermoplastic for setting) and not to soak the stones in acetone / denatured alcohol. It is also advisable not to use a steam cleaner or ultrasonic with these stones.
Although these stones have been custom made to our specifications, our manufacturer of these stones has made similar doublets for many large, high end silver jewellery designers in the past, so you can rest assured of the quality.
We will ship from our studio in Malaysia within 4 working days. Parcels are expected to take around two to three weeks to arrive if you live in major cities in the US or UK, but they can take longer for the rest of the world and remote locations. While we ship everything via DHL Express, we cannot guarantee that shipments will arrive within any time frame, but please do contact us if you haven’t received your parcel after 6 weeks and we’ll happily look into it.