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Antique Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl Diamond Ring


Little understood, the quite scarce and highly desirable stone known as cat’s eye chrysoberyl (cymophane) was held in high esteem during the late 19th and early 20th century. To this day it remains a passion for aficionados and collectors alike. Typically the gem ranges from a soft mossy green to a golden hue in coloration. Fine examples have a clear “eye” or stripe across the lighter of the two bands of color which is referred to as chatoyancy. The gem is almost always cut as a cabochon to accentuate the cat’s eye effect.

Set within an 18k yellow gold top with a surround of fourteen (14) rise cut diamonds of an estimated total weight of .14 carats, a chrysoberyl of a 5.55 diameter has a striking enigmatic cat’s eye which appears to float across the convex surface. The earlier 14k yellow gold shank, an almost indiscernible marriage has marvelous texture and intriguing ornamentation complementary to the stone.

Date: Top cluster is circa 1900; shank is circa 1850.

+ Measurements, Condition & More

Measurements: 3/8 of an inch (1 cm) in length north to south on the hand and rises just 1/4 of an inch (0.6 cm) in height off the finger. Weight of 2.9 grams (1.8 dwt).

Ring Size: US between 7-1/4 and 7-1/2 (UK O; Int. Dia. 17.5; Euro 55.5 mm; Japan 15) and easily can be sized to fit most. Ring sizing information.

Condition: Very good, fine for the top; very difficult to detect that shank is a marriage to top cluster.

Note: Diamonds have not been removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting. All diamond weights have been approximated by measurement and formula and may vary from actual weights.

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