ITEM: Ring circa 1960's.
COMPOSITION: sterling silver.
GEMS: (1) Red Jasper 22 X 13 mm
CONDITION: Estate Item, Excellent.
WEIGHT: 25.2 Grams.
MARKS: no visible hallmarks, tested for sterling content.
Measurements: 1 1/4" knuckle to knuckle N-S. Width 7/8".
COMMENTS: This vintage ring was recently purchased from a local estate. Large polished red jasper set in a small saw tooth fine sterling silver hand crafted mounting. One tooth is slightly bent but does not affect the stone. Nicely detailed with scroll and beaded accent. Circa 1960's. Pictured with undisturbed aged patina. Polishing is available by request at no additional cost. It often contains organic material and mineral oxides which give it interesting patterns, bands and colors. Many of these patterns resemble landscapes with mountains and valleys, thus the name "picture" is part of the name of many well know jasper's.
Jasper was a favorite gem in ancient times and is referenced in Greek, Hebrew, Assyrian and Latin literature.
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