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Victorian Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl & Pearl Cluster Ring

$1,450

Classic and unusual at the same time, this late Victorian navette cluster ring features a cat's eye chrysoberyl haloed by seed pearls. 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 when seen in person. Already a unique piece, this ring is made even more special with a secret engraving of a cross on the underside of the head.

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  • Materials

    18k gold, 12 seed pearls, 7mm x 5mm chrysoberyl cabochon

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Excellent

  • Size

    6.25, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 1.4cm head, 2.5mm hoop

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18371901