This is a beautiful 3-stone 22k solid gold ring. The design is an interpretation of ancient Etruscan styles with highly detailed band.
The center stone is a Peruvian blue opal. This material was mined more than 30 years ago from a small short-lived find in the Andean foothills. Most of the material that came out of these mines is opaque and at best translucent with inclusions of other minerals making it unusable for high quality jewelry. This piece is some of the highest quality (facet grade) with a light powder blue color making it extremely rare. I have only seen a couple pieces of material like this in all my travels in search of gem materials.
The accent stones are light green tourmaline from Afghanistan. Like most of the Afghan green tourmaline it seems to have a hint of blue in it giving it kind of a mint green hue.
The ring at its widest point is approx. 3/8” wide (at the front) and the band is approx. ¼” at the back. It is a medium weight ring weighing just a hair under 10.0 grams.