Absolutely stunning. I'll have to admit, I was a little hesitant to spend $60 on a raw gemstone, handmade ring for myself (when I was younger, sure, why not? But now I'm a mom and kids are expensive so.... I'm sure you get it). I'm so so so glad I took the chance! This jewelry designer did a superb job! The ring is beautiful. The stone seems nice and secure in its setting. The side stones are the perfect size to compliment the main stone without taking away from it. The rose gold color is spot on. (Rose Gold seems to be a hit or miss lately, some sellers using cheaper looking varieties that either look exactly like my copper wiring or tarnish within hours of wearing.) Not this ring. You can actually see the shine and sheen. I also love that it appears the designer/seller took time to pick a quality cut of main gemstone. Some in the past seem to use whatever "chunk" falls off. This one looks to have been picked with care. Finally, the packaging. It's silly but when I received the package with my ring inside, the package alone made me happy. I love the uniqueness of the mylar bubble wrap layered outer package. It was a cute light pinkish hue which immediately made me smile. It was double taped, and not with the cheap stuff, I recommend having scissors on hand. The adhesive for the packaging itself was hardcore, not just the easy "rip right open kind". Then came the beautiful box with the little bow! Inside was a nice thick black velvet cushion with the ring securely nestled inside. Also included in the box was a nicely designed card that included some of the main properties of the gemstone.
All of these little details, combined with the exquisite workmanship of the ring itself has me completely satisfied with this purchase. So much so, that I will be definitely buying from this designer/seller again. For my daughter, sister, mother, mother-in-law etc.
I feel it needs to be said; the main stone in this piece is not tiny. I would not consider this to be "dainty" little stackable ring. Keep in mind that the main gemstones are raw and natural so each one should be unique and different. That applies to the sizes of the gemstones as well as slight variation in colors, depending on the stone you choose. If the person you're buying this ring for generally likes really small, delicate pieces...This might not be their style. However, if the person you're buying this for likes statement rings, or is like myself and wants gemstones for their properties, then this is a wonderful size and should be greatly liked.
I chose black tourmaline. In rose gold, size 7.
Now this is NOT my birthstone. I didn't buy this ring just to be a pretty, once in a while statement piece. I bought it because I have a giant DVT in my left leg from an injury that just led to a pulmonary embolism that almost killed me. I'm on a few medications to stabilize me. That being said, I have always believed in the healing properties of gemstones; when you can sit there with your husband emf reader he uses for wiring jobs and watch different gemstones give off different readings, you know it's not just a placebo effect.
Before I could never really justify spending the money on "rocks" as some people put it. Welp, now I'm justifying the expense. I purchased the tourmaline mainly for the healing effects that have to do with blood circulation and wound support.