This is a gorgeous vintage ring. It is an estate item from Glenview, Illinois a suburb of Chicago.
This stunning 18K HGP yellow gold men’s oval cat eye / Chrysoberyl ring will make a great addition to any collection. Stunning classic design of a beautiful oval stone set in smooth polished gold. This oval cabochon cut genuine cat's eye stone is absolutely beautiful. Especially under lights the stone is striking!
Cat's Eye or Tiger's eye... the confusion. From a practical standpoint, both are among the most affordable of gemstones, and rank high on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Cat's Eye is the highest at 8.5, and Tiger's Eye ranks at 7, making them both ideal for everyday wear in high-contact jewelry like cufflinks, bracelets, and rings. Cat's Eye is ideal for both sexes
SIGNATURES/MARKS: It is marked inside 18K HGP and some other makers marks that I can not make out. I have read that HGP is heavy gold electroplate over sterling silver.
CONDITION: Good pre-owned condition. There is very minor wear to the 18K HGP finish.
Especially with wear to the back side inside area.
The stone is original and intact with no chips or cracks.
SIZE: Approximately 12-3/4 US.
STONE: Cat Eye / Chryosberyl measures 12.7 mm by 14.28 mm . Approximately ½” East to West and 9/16” North to South. On a conversion chart this is approximately an 8.72 carat weight. Notice the high oval cut .... it is probably more carats than stated, which are approximate.