Strikingly beautiful modern cocktail ring which is what we like to call a ‘stand alone’ ring as she definitely needs to other accompaniment!
Of substantial manufacture this ring weighs a hefty 8.5 grams and is crafted from icy bright 9ct white gold.
Set with a mesmerising pale green/blue emerald-cut Prasiolite in an octagonal bezel setting and exquisite diamond set trident shaped shoulders to a thick and solid flat shank.
This beauty looks as good as she feels on the finger and with a large but not too large finger coverage she makes quite the statement when worn!
What is Prasiolite?
Prasiolite is a yellow-green to green variety of quartz that is cut into faceted stones for use in jewellery or purchased by gemstone collectors. It is produced by the three processes described below:
Heat-Treated Amethyst: Most Prasiolite is produced by heating natural Amethyst in a laboratory oven to about 500 degrees Celsius. This heating changes the Amethyst's colour from purple to green or yellowish green.
Irradiated Amethyst: A small amount of Prasiolite is produced by irradiating natural Amethyst. This produces Prasiolite with a light green colour. The green colour is often unstable and can fade to colourless if the stone is exposed to temperatures over about 150 degrees Celsius.
Naturally Heated Amethyst: Another small amount of Amethyst is heated by natural
processes. It is found where an Amethyst-bearing rock unit has been heated by younger lava flows or nearby intrusions.
Minerals and Quartz
What is Green Amethyst?
"Green Amethyst" is a misnomer (an incorrect name) that some people use for Prasiolite. Amethyst, by definition, is a purple variety of quartz. That makes "green Amethyst" an incorrect name.
1 @ approximately 14mm x 11mm x 8mm = 10ct
28 @ approximately 1mmm or 0.005 each
TDW estimated in settings - 0.14ct
1.5cm North to south
1.4cm East to west
O 1/2 or 17.7mm diameter US 7 1/2
Can be resized approximately 4-6 up, 4 down
Very good to excellent preowned condition. No chips or abrasions to Prasiolite. All diamonds very bright white and lively, securely set. Substantial and thick construction with bio wear not thinning. Gorgeous ring!
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