Unusual Gemstone Jewellery Online Auction

September 29, 2016


Lot 8

English 9k White Gold Ring

English 9k White Gold Ring
Lot 8 Details
English 9k White Gold Ring

set with an emerald cut colour change andesine (1.92ct.) and 4 small brilliant cut diamonds
Ring Size: 7
4.0 grams

Estimate $120-$160

Realised: $144
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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English 9k White Gold Ring
  • English 9k White Gold Ring
  • English 9k White Gold Ring

Andesine is another member of the feldspar family of minerals and is closely related to labradorite. Gem andesine comes in shades of red, and in a colour-changing variety that appears as a different colour in different types of light. Gem andesine is at the center of a controversy and several lawsuits as various groups try to get to the truth of its origin. At first, the stones were purported to come from mines in the Congo and Tibet and to be of natural colour. Now groups have come forward with evidence the colour is added in Thailand by a diffusion process. At present, it is generally considered an enhanced (treated) stone


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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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