This is an 22k solid gold ring with a beautiful blue tourmaline. The design is based on an ancient Etruscan style with intricate twisted wire details.
The gemstone is from Namibia (the Erongo mine) and is some of the best blue tourmaline I have seen. It is clean and bright and has a deeply saturated blue color that is not too dark not too light. I recently acquired the material to make this ring and while it is beautiful, larger clean pieces are extremely rare.
Like a lot of gemstones, this piece will appear to have some variation in color under different lighting and conditions. The first five photos in the series were taken under studio lighting while the 6th or last photo was taken outdoors in natural light.
The ring at its widest point is approx. 3/8” wide (at the front) and the band is approx. 1/8” wide at the back.
Learn more about Tourmaline at this link.