Art Deco 1920s Chrysoprase & Marcasite Ring
Jewellery of the Art Deco period was greatly influenced by travel and trade with the Far East. Chrysoprase quickly rose to prominence in the 1920s as an affordable jade substitute in the oriental designs of the time.
Chrysoprase has a luxurious deep, translucent colour evoking the opulence of the decade. The central faceted stone in this ring is further accented by polished and handset marcasite stones. The stone is set with an open back to allow as much light through as possible.
This ring is in great antique condition. All stones are present and there is no wear or ships to the central chrysoprase stone. It is relatively rare to find these rings in larger sizes given women's fingers were much smaller back then making this ring a rare find.
The ring should not be submersed in water and should only be worn on special occasions as to prevent damage to the main stone (so no hard labour or housecleaning when wearing it!). Marcasite stones have a tendency to fall out especially given they have been sitting in there for over 100 years, so bear that in mind when you buy it. The ring can be cleaned with a gentle polish with a silver cloth being sure not to dislodge any of the stones.
The ring is a size 57 EU.
The ring face is 12.5 x 15mm.
The band width is 1.8mm at its thinnest at the base.
The band is 1mm thick
The ring sits approx 4mm above your finger. Its a very comfortable fit as it is flush against the finger.
Non - unstamped but tests as silver
Sterling Silver (925), marcasite stones and chrysoprase