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Georgian Egg-Shaped Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl Ring


This remarkable early 19th century ring features a large, egg-shaped (so unusual!) cat's eye chrysoberyl. This chrysoberyl cabochon is a chatoyant stone - "chatoyant" is a bastardization of the French term "oeil de chat" aka eye of the cat - meaning that it has the optical effect of a streak within the stone that moves with the light. This effect is hard to capture with a camera but rest assured it does look a lot like a cat's eye/utterly magical when seen in person. 


  • Materials

    18k gold (tests), 14.1mm x 10.7mm egg-shaped cat's eye chrysoberyl sugarloaf cabochon

  • Age

    c. 1800

  • Condition

    Very good - surface wear commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    6.5, can be resized; 16.3mm x 13.2mm head, 2.5mm shank





please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.