Want an ethical gemstone choice? Jeulia is an artisan jewelry company who uses ethical gemstones of identical chemical, optical & physical composition to those mined.
Jeulia handcrafts each piece of jewelry using the traditional gemstone cuts, precious metals and other design elements most often seen on expensive jewelry pieces. Jeulia has both classic design and modern theme pieces. We selected a modern piece: The Two Tone Feather Round Cut Created Topaz Owl Ring.
JEULIA TOPAZ OWL RING APPEARANCE
The Jeulia Two Tone Feather Round Cut Created Topaz Owl Ring appears like a traditional ring setting from an overhead view, but from the side views, an adorable owl face and body are visible. The body and face are highly detailed. I like the owl’s calm but expressive look. The ring is fully detailed on all sides, and the owl face appears on both sides of the ring.
JEULIA OWL RING DESIGN & MATERIALS
The primary stone is a 6.2 Carat prong-set yellow Topaz.
CUT: The Topaz in the Owl Ring has a 57 facet Round Cut. This cut is the most efficient in capturing a stone’s brilliance, fire, and sparkle, as it reflects light back to the viewer. The Round cut is a Brilliant cut variant typically used on more expensive diamonds.
COLOR AND CLARITY: The Topaz’s table has a mined gemstone appearance, with a variance of light and dark golden hues. I see subtle flecks of amber, green on the break facets and at times, flicks of orangey-red reflected in the star facets. This variance is far superior to the single tone look of some created gemstones; those are the kind that can appear too bright or oversaturated. The Jeulia Topaz has subtle and bright flecks of color, yet it is not TOO yellow compared to mined stones.
The side stones are eighty-five White Sapphires in prong and bezel settings. They are primarily in the owl’s eye and face design. These created Sapphires have a hardness of nine. For reference, diamonds have a hardness of ten and Cubic Zirconia is eight. The eyes are created Topaz and have a fair amount of glint and sparkle, especially casts of dark gold and green.
The ring is Sterling Silver with Rhodium. Rhodium, a member of the Platinum metal family, and has a Platinum appearance. It enhances scratch resistance and gives off a brilliant reflective look to the Sterling Silver base. Rhodium is what makes a modern ring look shinier than vintage rings.
The Sterling design includes a feather pattern of the owl body along the sides of the ring, as well as design accents to enhance the White Sapphire stones, especially along the eyes.
ABOUT CREATED GEMSTONES
The Jeulia website indicates they use lab created stones that are “chemically, physically and optically identical to those mined” but with few to no natural imperfections which give the ability for an ideal cut creating maximum fire and sparkle. Some advantages to lab created stones include that they are an ethical choice, a lighter carbon footprint and more affordable than a mined stone.
CREATED AND MINED GEMSTONES: SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES
IDENTICAL CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
Jeulia uses created stones of the exact chemical composition as those mined. In scientific speak, Topaz is a silicate mineral of aluminum and fluorine with a simple chemical formula that can be grown in a lab to crystallize just as a mined gemstone crystalized. The gem’s “ingredients” are the same, the crystallization result is identical, barring chemical impurities causing imperfections. The difference is a mined gemstone sustains scratches, cracks, and damage over time that reduce the available cut style options. That’s not an issue with created stones.
I see little difference between my grandmother’s topaz and the created topaz in this Jeulia Owl Ring. The Owl Ring is slightly more saturated but within the scope of the natural color variances seen between mined Topaz stones. Under a jeweler’s loupe, the created stone doesn’t have the tiny blemishes found within mined stones.
There are no loose pieces, fittings or stones. There are no uneven surfaces or detailing. There are no mismatched joints or uneven seams.
CUT: DISPLAYING THE OPTICAL BRILLIANCE & CLARITY OF CREATED STONE
Lab-created stones are ideal for cuts requiring clarity including the Round cut seen on this Topaz, and the White Sapphire’s “Hearts and Arrows” cut. Lab-created stones have the optical symmetry equivalent to a grade “Excellent” diamond. These cuts are typically seen on expensive pieces.
Both cuts give a traditional gemstone appearance to a created stone, by best displaying their optical superiority. The result’s a near perfect repeating pattern in the gemstone crown.
The Jeulia gift box is a high-end presentation. The ring comes in a two drawer black and white box with silver logo. The upper drawer securely holds the ring box, a black hinge top box, its’ hinge is stable and secure. The lower drawer holds a polishing cloth, a gift bag, the warranty information card and a gift card.
ABOUT JEULIA JEWELRY
Each piece is hand-crafted in the Jeulia studio, ships directly and comes with a One-year warranty guarantee.
Individually crafted with quality workmanship and materials, the Jeulia Two Tone Feather Round Cut Created Topaz Owl Ring makes a lovely gift for an owl or bird lover, an academic, teacher, scholar or your favorite “bookworm.”
If you seek lab-created stones for their affordability, light carbon footprint, or as an ethical choice, finding an attractive, high-quality gemstone is a key factor in your selection. Jeulia’s created gemstones demonstrate identical chemical, optical and physical characteristics to mined gemstones, but without imperfections. The superior cut of Jeulia’s gemstones paired with artisan hand-crafted design and construction makes for a quality jewelry choice.
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Style Chicks received this product in exchange for our unbiased review and received compensation for our time and effort. However, our experience with the product and the opinions expressed in this review are 100% ours.