Estate Large Sterling Gilt Amethyst + White Topaz Ring
An exquisite and bold Estate amethyst ring! Crafted in gilded sterling silver, this fabulous piece holds a large square-shaped amethyst stone at the center of a lovely textured band. The smoothly polished stone is set at an angle, creating a fantastic diamond shaped appearance, and 4 white topaz-lined claws hold the gemstone in place. The claws form a gorgeous arrow-like motif cluster at the center, with each tip adorned by a larger white topaz stone. The topaz appears similar to white diamonds, with facets that catch the light brilliantly with every turn. The sparkling stones are bead-set in sterling silver, while the claw setting is gilded, creating a two-tone appeal atop the soft, purple amethyst which features milky white inclusions throughout. Finishing the design is a lovely gilded textured band that wraps around the back, where it meets at a slight opening (to aid in adjusting the finger size) and stamped inside of the shank is a "925" sterling purity mark. This colorful and bold ring would make a fabulous statement piece when worn and be a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size 7 but because of the open back, it allows for variations in adjustment and could also be resized, if desired. The centerpiece measures about 1 1/4" tall and wide and rests approximately 1/2" above the finger when worn. The band measures about 4.5mm wide.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gilded sterling silver setting. The amethyst and all of the white topaz stones are intact and securely set.