FTC FASHION JEWELRY #10
Colored gemstones may be treated to enhance their color or durability. These treatments
may not be permanent and the effects of some treatments may lessen or change over time.
You need to take special care of treated gemstones. Do not
use ultrasonic cleaners or harsh solvents to clean your gemstone. Also, do not expose your
gemstone to sudden, extreme changes in temperature.
Our gemstone rings are available in the standard sizes, 5
through 8. For an additional charge of $2, you may order rings in other sizes. Please
contact a customer service representative to place this special order.
Natural or real pearls are made by oysters and other
mollusks. Cultured pearls also are grown by mollusks, but with human intervention; that
is, an irritant introduced into the shells causes a pearl to grow. Imitation pearls are
man-made with glass, plastic, or organic materials. Because natural pearls are very rare,
most pearls used in jewelry are either cultured or imitation pearls.
To clean your pearls, simply wipe them with a soft, dry
cloth. You should not use any commercial cleaners for your pearls.
Diamond weights are stated in "carats." A carat is equal to 200 milligrams (or
1/5 gram). A carat is divided into 100 points. Therefore, a .25 carat diamond may be
referred to as a 25-point diamond.
Diamond weights may not be exact. For us to offer you
these low FTC prices, we sell our diamonds in size ranges. The following chart shows the
range of weight for each size diamond.
1/10 ct. can range from .09 to .11 carat
1/8 ct. can be .11 to .13 carat
1/7 ct. can be .13 to .15 carat
1/6 ct. can be .15 to .17 carat
1/5 ct. can be .18 to .22 carat
1/4 ct. can be .21 to .29 carat
1/3 ct. can be .30 to .36 carat
½ ct. can be .45 to .59 carat
5/8 ct. can be .59 to .67 carat
3/4 ct. can be .70 to .84 carat
7/8 ct. can be .85 to .95 carat
1 ct. can be .95 to 1.10 carat
1 1/4 ct. can be 1.20 to 1.29 carat
1 ½ ct. can be 1.45 to 1.55 carat
1 3/4 ct. can be 1.70 to 1.82 carat
2 ct can be 1.95 to 2.05 carat