Unusual Gemstone Jewellery Online Auction

September 29, 2016

LOT 75
English 18k Yellow Gold Ring
  • English 18k Yellow Gold Ring
  • English 18k Yellow Gold Ring
  • English 18k Yellow Gold Ring

75

English 18k Yellow Gold Ring

set with an oval cut pezzottaite (red emerald) (10.0 x 8.0mm; 2.25ct.)
Ring Size: 7
4.3 grams

Estimate $150-$200

Realised: $264
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Pezzottaite, also marketed under the name “raspberry beryl” and “red emerald”, is a newly discovered mineral first identified in 2003. Typically only found in stones under 1 carat in size and almost unheard of in stones over 2 carats, pezzottaite is found in shades from pink to strong red and often contain extensive inclusions. Red emerald is also used as a name for the similar mineral bixbite, but pezzottaite crystalizes in a different form other than other varieties of beryl, which has led to it being given its own unique name.