Posted 5 years ago
Currently I'm staying with my Mum in the North of England. There is a local market so I decided to have a look and there was a jewellery stall that I haven't seen before. There was some really lovely pieces from antique Georgian silver Victorian and Vintage pieces, etc, a paradise for me. I came across this ring and was drawn to it straight away, the green of the stone is amazing. I asked the stall holder about the stone and he said it was Jade, then I commenced to ask questions of how he knew( I'm very apprensive of Jade as people will know from my previous postings. He said that Jade wasn't his expertise but he had a friend who is very knowledgeable about Jade.
Luckily for me with it being New Year he was selling pieces at sale prices, I couldn't help myself I bought it.
The mount is marked 9K 375. Looking through the loupe the mount seems to be made by hand which I find unusual with the gold being 9K which is a harder gold, I would have thought it would have been easier to have worked with a softer gold. The mount is very open and extremely high, I suppose to let in the light and bring out the colour of the stone. I have tried to photo the grains within the stone, it's is the best I could do.
So my questions, is the stone Jade, could it be bespoke and age.
Many thanks for looking. Happy New Year everybody I hope you all have a prosperous New Year and happy hunting.