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Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl & Emerald Ring in 14K Gold

Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl & Emerald Ring in 14K Gold

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Global Gemology & Appraisals is an NAJA Accredited Gemological Laboratory, owned and operated by one of the gem and jewelry industry's most highly-credentialed experts.  Scott Papper is a Graduate Gemologist (GIA), Certified Master Appraiser (NAJA), Registered Gemologist Appraiser (ISG), and Accredited Senior Gemologist (AGA), to name only a handful.  Scott is a fourth generation gem and jewelry professional with experience as an independent appraiser, gemologist, jewelry buyer, pawnbroker, and expert witness.  In addition to having performed appraisal services for both private clients and those within the trade, he has also been engaged as a subcontractor to assist with the valuation of jewelry and watches that have been confiscated by US government agencies, including the US Secret Service (USSS), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the US Coast Guard (USCG).

Cat's eye is a phenomenal variety of chrysoberyl that displays a rare, chatoyant, "cat's eye" effect. This rare phenomenon is caused by many microscopic inclusions within the gem that reflect light back in a thin band.  This thin band will appear to move as the gem is rotated, resembling the eye of a cat.  Cat's eye chrysoberyl has the longest history of all members of the chrysoberyl "family".  It was treasured in Asian culture pre-dating Christ and was more well-known in Rome by the late First Century. 

This vintage 14 karat yellow gold ring features a natural Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl cabochon, prong set, flanked by two bezel set natural emeralds.  The setting has some nice detail work along the gallery and shoulders.  The cat's eye is a nice warm greenish-yellow color with a nicely-centered and well-defined cat's eye.  The two emeralds are a very attractive, vivid green hue.  Overall, the ring has a nice, unique, vintage look because...well, it's nice, unique and vintage!

Metal: 14K Yellow Gold
Finish: Textured Details
Gender: Unisex (Men's or Lady's)
Ring Size: 10
Hallmarks: None (Tested 14K)
Gross Weight: 8.1 grams
Age: Vintage
Condition: Good Preowned

Gemstone: Natural Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl
Quantity: 1
Cut: Round Cabochon
Hue: Greenish-Yellow (GIA Color Scale)
Tone: Dark (GIA 7)
Saturation: Slightly Brownish (GIA 2)
Phenomenon: Chatoyancy (Displaying Cat's Eye)
Centering: 95%
Sharpness: 90%
Transparency: Translucent
Treatments: No Indications of Treatment
Measurements: 8.30 x 8.30 x 6.25mm
Carat Weight: 4.00 ct. (Calculated)

Gemstone: Natural Emerald
Quantity: 2
Cut: Square Emerald Cut
Hue: Green (GIA Color Scale)
Tone: Medium Dark (GIA 6)
Saturation: Vivid (GIA 6)
Treatments: Routine Oil / Resin
Measurements: 3.00 x 3.00 x 2.25mm
Total Carat Weight: 0.25 ct. (Calculated)
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