Antique Victorian Cats Eye Chrysoberyl and Diamond Five Stone Ring
Antique Victorian Cats Eye Chrysoberyl and Diamond Five Stone Ring in 18ct Yellow Gold
This captivating five stone ring is set with a trio alluring chrysoberyl stones spaced by a pair of charming antique cushion-shaped diamonds, claw-set in 18ct yellow gold. This hypnotic jewel would be an excellent choice for an engagement ring, sure to fascinate for years to come.
‘Cat’s eyes’ are so-named because of the narrow flash of light across their centres, resembling a cat’s pupil. This optical effect is caused by light reflecting off many microscopic needle-like inclusions in the stone, all aligned in the same direction, and is revealed when the stone is cut as a cabochon. While this phenomenon is known in a few stones, for the stone itself to qualify as a proper ‘cat’s eye’, it must be a chrysoberyl. These historic gems, with their charming spectrum of colour that runs from pale yellows to golden browns to green, are famed for producing the best examples of this effect.
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