Strikingly unusual ring with a central stone which to all appearances looks similar to a Jadeite or even an Emerald but is in fact a rarely seen Phrenite!
“First described in 1788 for an occurrence in the Karoo dolomites of Cradock, Eastern Cape Province South Africa and named for colonel Hendrik Von Prehn (1733-1785). Extensive deposits of gem-quality Phrenite also occur in the basalt tableland surrounding Wave Hill Station, Northern Territory, Australia”.
Crafted in very bright and lush 18ct yellow gold, beautifully crafted, with this gorgeous green Phrenite cut en cabochon to a bezel setting with rope work and small bead details.
A strong and thick shank keeps this beauty perfectly on the finger.
750 for 18ct gold
P 1/2 or 18.1mm diameter US 8
Can be resized approx 4 up, 4 down
Very good to excellent vintage condition. No chips or abrasions to Phrenite, glossy and lovely. Gold is bright and lush, no thinning to shank. No issues to note.
Please note boxes are for display only unless otherwise stated.