A large chunky artisan vintage sterling silver modernist statement ring with a beautiful green cabochon gemstone that could be Eilat Israel national stone* or another green stone. The stone is set halfway into the substantial silver setting and the other half looks as if it’s floating. The top of the rounded silver setting has 7 small holes that allow a bit of light through to the stone. Marked Israel 925. Circa 1970’s.
Marks: ISRAEL. 925.
Measurements: 22.76mm / .89” widest point | 26.45mm / 1.04” longest point | 11.32mm / .44” high.
Weight: 13.21 Grams.
Condition: near excellent vintage condition, the middle of the back of the band shows a bit of scuffing around the seam. The inner part of the band has a bit of tarnish which can be removed if desired.
*I am not sure this is Eilat stone but here is some information regarding the stone: Eilat stone is chrysocolla that is intermixed with turquoise and a form of malachite. The mine from which this stone comes has been depleted. named after the locality in which it is found, and is Israel's national stone. The mines from which it came are believed to have been the copper mines of King Salomon. The stone, in fact, is often referred to as "King Solomon Stone." When investigating this stone, several spellings must be tried, as it is also spelled "Eliat," "Ellat," and "Elat."