Leaves Of Gold, Diamond And Iolite Ring

A lovely, violet faceted Iolite in a sparkly honeycomb cut is set in a 22K gold bezel accented with a 2mm diamond between two golden leaves. It sits on a half round sterling silver ring shank and has a soft, brush finish.

Iolite is an unusual gemstone that has "pleochroism" meaning it can show different colors when viewed from different directions. Iolite's strong pleochroism makes it an effective light filter. Early Viking navigators used thin slices of it as glare-reducing filters to protect their eyes when looking up into the sun to determine their ship's position. This interesting feature gives gem cutters a challenge; a well cut stone will show as a beautiful blue or blue violet instead of a smoky brown. Cutting orientation will drastically affect body color.

Two small gold leaves have been chased with tiny lines and accented with a 2 pt. fully cut diamond. (The rings in the group photo are others from the collection). This ring can be made with almost any shape, size or color gemstone......a birthstone or diamond is also a nice idea.

The stone in the ring shown here is a beautiful honeycomb faceted cabachon, 14 x 10 x 7.5 mm oval, with some natural inclusions in its crystal structure. No two are ever exactly alike.

Please feel free to contact me for more details and pricing. Price of ring will vary according to the stone you choose.

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Made in Princeton, NJ

By Nancy Troske ~Goldsmith~

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