SS 18K Ring with Mayan Motif
Period & Mfg Date: Modern, late 20th Century
Condition: Very good
Main Gem Identity: possibly Jadeite*
Gem Measurements: Cushion (Rectangular) Cabochon, ~ 15 x 8.5 mm
Gem Color: Medium mottled green
Metal: Sterling Silver, 18K yellow gold
Construction: Fabricated with stamped decoration
Decoration/Polish: High Polish with Oxidation
Marks: 925, 18K
Total Weight: 7.2
Finger size/ Length: 11
Additional Comments: * The appearance of this stone resembles the jadeite of Guatemalan origin. The stone cannot be positively identified visually or tested gemologically as jadeite without destroying the integrity of the ring.
This ring is in the style of Southern Mexico and Guatemala, ancestral home of the Aztec, Olmec and Mayan peoples. Since the time of the Conquistadores, Guatemala has been a known source for jadeite. Although not of the gemmy quality of jadeite from Burma, this jade was fashioned into stone axes because it resists breakage as well as ornaments and ceremonial objects. The jadeite is found in the southeastern mountains of Guatemala.
Mayan Style Sterling Silver 18K Ring