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Jade Ring as Featured in the New York Times and Town & Country Magazine

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This magnificent and impossibly rare jade and 22K gold ring is so extraordinary, it's been photographed and written about in both the December 5th, 2016 issue of The New York Times and the October 2016 issue of Town & Country magazine. That's pretty famous for a ring. The rich, saturated and even color of this large (17.40 mm x 12.18 mm x 4.84 mm) old-mine double cabochon of natural and untreated jadeite jade from Burma is reminiscent of my favorite emerald from the legendary Muzo mines, sixty-miles north from Colombia's capital city of Bogotá. Jadeite jade of this specific hue with this degree of saturation, evenness of tone and high translucency is maddeningly elusive. It's the stuff of legends. Not the stuff you actually see for sale in stores. Originally, this magnificent jade cabochon belonged to a base-metal ring. I designed a new mounting and commissioned a Manhattan jeweler to fabricate it for me. I chose 22 karat gold for its rich color. And because gold of this purity is soft compared to platinum or lower karat gold, I designed a very thick, substantial band. At its thinnest point at the rear of the shank, the band is 1.75 mm thick and increases to 3.67 mm near the stone. Six substantive claws grip the jade cabochon and hold it securely in place. Jade is among the most durable gems. And this weighty (16 grams) ring was designed to be worn by an active person every day. This jadeite stone has such "life" to it. It changes throughout the day and is freshly beautiful each moment. It is a size 9 and could be resized by a fine jeweler. Ships with GIA report (#1146974457) stating the jade to be natural and untreated.

Details

  • Creator
    Augusten Burroughs
  • In the Style Of
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 2010
  • Condition Details
    The ring is in excellent condition. It's been in several photoshoots and I wore it on one book tour. The double cabochon jadeite stone has a high gloss polish.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 0.78 in. x W 0.94 in. x D 1.1 in.H 19.74 mm x W 23.72 mm x D 27.79 mm
  • Length
    1.1 in. (27.79 mm)
  • Weight
    16 g
  • Seller Location
    Southbury, CT
  • Reference Number
    LU158916739162
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About the Seller

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Located in Southbury, CT
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