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Vintage 14K Larimar Cabochon Ring
This mesmerizing 14K yellow gold ring boasts an oval 17x12 mm genuine Larimar cabochon. Ca 1975. In excellent condition. This particular stone exhibits various shades of blue which deepen to small areas of green as your eye moves to the outer edges of the stone. It does have a small bit of matrix much like you would find in natural turquoise which is clearly visible due the highly magnified photo. The setting is timeless in its design and well crafted. The yellow gold has developed a lovely warm glow (patina) over the years which can certainly be brought to a high shine with a professional polish by your trusted jeweler. Signed 14K.
Interesting History re: Larimar Larimar according to Wikipedia "is also called "Stefilia's Stone", is a rare blue variety of the silicate mineral pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean.The Dominican Republic's Ministry of Mining records show that on 23 November 1916, Father Miguel Domingo Fuertes Loren of the Barahona Parish requested permission to explore and exploit the mine of a certain blue rock he had discovered. Pectolites were not yet known in the Dominican Republic, and the request was rejected. In 1974, at the foot of the Bahoruco Range, the coastal province of Barahona, Miguel Méndez and Peace Corps volunteer Norman Rilling rediscovered Larimar on a beach. Natives, who believed the stone came from the sea, called the gem Blue Stone. Miguel took his young daughter's name Larissa and the Spanish word for sea (mar) and formed Larimar, by the colors of the water of the Caribbean Sea, where it was found. The few stones they found were alluvial sediment, washed into the sea by the Bahoruco River. An upstream search revealed the in situ outcrops in the range and soon the Los Chupaderos mine was formed. Its coloration varies from white, light-blue, green-blue to deep blue. Larimar jewelry is offered to the public in the Dominican Republic, and elsewhere in the Caribbean as a local speciality. Most jewelry produced is set in silver, but sometimes high-grade larimar is also set in gold."
Specs: Please note all weights and measurements are approximate due to non removal of the stones.
Larimar: Oval 17x12 mm
Size: 6 but could maybe go to 6 1/4
Tested and hallmarked 14K yellow gold
Very good to excellent preowned condition with normal wear to the gold. Lovely, ready to wear and will arrive securely and professionally packaged and in a new velvet ring box!
Regarding Sizing of Rings: To ensure the correct fit we recommend all rings be resized by your trusted jeweler. Rings are not returnable once they have been resized. If you are not sure if one of our rings can be resized please let us know what size you need the ring to be and we will check with our jeweler to confirm if the size you need can be safely done and still ensure the structural integrity of the ring.
Please keep in mind our pictures are highly magnified and show imperfections which are not visible to the naked eye. Please read our customer testimonials re: how much better the pieces look in person (mostly due to the fact that we are not professional photographers) and the extremely high level of magnification today's cameras provide.
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Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Gold & Blue, Size: stated above
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