I hope someone can give me some guidance on a ring I just recently
saw for sale.
It is a vintage (from 1925) 14kt gold hand carved ring set with a
Chrysoprase oblong (set end up, so that the stone points upwards)
and am not too familiar with the value of Chrysoprase, although I
really like its looks.
The stone is bright emerald green and translucent. To the naked eye
there are not dark spots or inclusions. It is very clean and also
very polished and shiny, not worn. It weighs (by calculation) 2.7
carats and measures 10mm x 7mm. It is bezel set in a 14 kt gold
tooled (flowers and stems) band measuring 6mm around the stone
tapering to about 5mm. The face of the ring measures 21mm x 9mm and
rises 10mm above the finger. The ring weighs 8 grams, the shank is in
great shape and is thick not worn down.
It is really unusual and very beautiful. They are asking $330.00 for
I know to read a description like this it is not the same as to
actually see the ring in person, but based on these parameters, do
any of you know about what I should look for to make an evaluation of
this ring and how much I should pay for it?
I am not buying it for resale; I just want to add it to my
collection of unusual rings.
I will be very grateful for any ideas, guidance you could give me.