Estate 10k Gold Men's Maw Sit Sit Jade Ring
MEASUREMENT: Shank 3.7mm, Top/Design 3/4″
WEIGHT: 6.2 Grams
GEM: Maw Sit Sit 17.6mm X 9mm
SIZE: 9 1/2 Ring can be sized for an additional fee. Please inquire if needed.
COMPOSITION: 10k Yellow Gold, Acid tested
CONDITION: Estate Item, Excellent (minimal wear)
COMMENTS: Crafted of 10k yellow gold, this Men’s ring features a geometric fancy cut maw sit sit jade with a masculine design on the shoulders and tapered shank measuring 3/4″ at the top. Maw sit sit, also known as jade-albite, is a gemstone found exclusively in northern Burma. It was first identified in 1963 by the late Swiss gemologist Edward Gubelin and was named after the village close to where it was first found in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is sometimes referred to as a variety of jadeite, but strictly speaking, maw-sit-sit is not jadeite, though it contains jadeite and is mined in the same area as imperial jadeite. Jadeite is a mineral, whereas maw-sit-sit is a rock. The dominant mineral of maw-sit-sit is kosmochlor and this sets it apart from jadeite, which is sodium aluminum silicate. Therefore, maw-sit-sit is best considered to be related to jadeite. The kosmochlor component of maw-sit-sit is what gives it a beautiful emerald-green color with blackish-green patches.Maw-sit-sit is also sometimes referred to as “chloromelanite” or “jade albite”, which are names given to rock composed of varying amounts of jadeite, albite feldspar and other minerals. Circa 1980’s. Pictured as received from a local estate. Excellent estate condition with minimal wear indicative of age.
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