For sale is a gorgeous chrysoprase cabochon ring set in rich 14kt yellow gold. The stone is chanel-set and measures 1/4 inch across. I do not know the specific carat weight of the stone. This ring was purchased from an estate sale and was originally listed as an emerald. I had it professionally tested and it tested positive for chrysoprase which is a wonderful stone from the agate family. Chrysoprase was used in many high-end jewelry pieces during the Art Deco era. It is sometimes called the Australian Jade and it measures 4.5 on the Mohs Scale for durability. You would want to treat this carefully and not wear it doing housework or yard-work.
The setting is very interesting. There is a high profile so the stone sits up high and there is a bridge underneath so you can see the underside of the chrysoprase. The shoulders of the ring feature a pretty etched fan-like design.
This estate piece is stamped 14kt and Italy on the inside of the shank. It is a re-sizable 9. It weighs 5.5 grams in 14kt gold.
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