Victorian Era Nephrite Jade Ring with Natural Nugget Halo in 10k Gold
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A striking antique ring, with a large, elongated, oval face, made in 10k rosy yellow gold, and set with a lightly freckled, translucent slab of nephrite jade. This forest green gem is set inside a halo of natural, high-carat gold nuggets— these placer nuggets have a compelling, unique texture. The ring shank is weighty, broad, and flat, with ornate shoulders that attach at the edge of the ring's haloed bezel. The shoulders are split three times and delicately engraved— their form insinuates a lily. This ring is both earthy and regal; it has a big presence on the hand.
Natural gold nuggets
US 7 1/2
Ring face measures approx 47.5 mm x 18.1 mm; rise is approx 7.2 mm; shank measures approx 14.4 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 3 mm at the base.