Amazing stone..... This ring was crafted in the 1970's/80's out of 10K yellow gold. The center stone is an oval facet cut natural imperial topaz. The color in this stone is amazing. It is orange~appricot, which is a very desired color in this particular stone. Some describe the stone color to be of the setting sun.... The stone is in wonderful condition with very very little wear, no chips are cracks. It is a very clean stone. The imperial topaz is four prong set in a raised yellow gold setting. The design of the ring as link of a wave or swirl. One side is adorned with beed prong set diamonds at the top where as the same design for the opposing side but wraps on the bottom. The setting is 10K and hallmarked as such. The over all condition of this ring is wonderful with very little wear. A very fine gem indeed.
Ring Size 8US
Imperial Topaz: 10.35mm x 6.75mm x 4.74mm equating to be approximately 2.25 carats in weight
Diamonds: 8 in total each measuring approximately 1.5mm each
Weight: 4.4 grams
"About Imperial Topaz - History and Introduction"
"Imperial topaz is also known as "precious topaz". It is the most sought after natural topaz. Considered to be the colour of the setting sun, imperial topaz gets its name from the Russian Tsars of the 17th century. This is because the tsars claimed exclusive rights to the pink topaz gemstones that were mined in Russia. Imperial topaz is less common than other types of naturally occurring topaz, which makes it more valuable. Imperial topaz was traditionally considered to be orange with red dichroism, (this means that when tilted in the light, imperial topaz can appear red or orange), but nowadays it is more widely defined as yellow, pink, red, lavender-pink and peach-pink topaz."
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