This fun ring is made of 14k gold and it is set with a polished, oval slab of picture jasper. It was made using the lost wax method and has a simple, free form design. It also has an interesting mounting with the stone being set off to the side rather than being centered in the middle of the finger. It can be worn on any finger it fits so that the stone looks nestled between two fingers or it can be worn on a pinky, if it fits, so the stone actually sits toward the outside of the hand. The banded jasper looks like a landscape with earth tones at the bottom with a dark gray sky. It is made of 14K yellow gold but is not marked. This piece of estate jewelry was made by an Idaho artist in the 1970's.
The jasper measures about ½” by 7/8”. The band varies in width measuring between 1/8” at the narrowest and ½” closest to the stone. It measures between a 5 ½ and a 6 on my ring mandrel. Total weight which includes the stone is approximately 4.4 dwt. or 6.5 grams. It is in very good condition with minimal wear. There is a manufacturing flaw on the bezel which I have shown in the photo. When it was made, a small hole appeared in the final polishing of the bezel.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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