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Estate Men's Purple Mexican Fire Agate Ring in 14kt Gold

Estate Men's Purple Mexican Fire Agate Ring in 14kt Gold

Regular price $1,680.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,680.00 USD
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A Bit About The Piece

A special estate find, this US size 12.50 men's fire agate ring is made from solid 14 karat yellow gold.  Purple and blue fire agate colors are known among enthusiasts to be rarer than other colors; when cutting and polishing the material, one quick mistake is all it takes to lose either color due to the way they form in the stone.
The purple in this stone is subtle, particularly in indoor light.  It isn't until you view the stone under a bright light or natural sunlight that the it shows its true character: a soft purple predominant color gently iridesces with green overtones and dark blue to teal banding that rolls along the an edge.
The ring mounting has been completely reconditioned and can be sized.  The stone shows light scratches along the surface as the result of wear.  Because of the complexity in working with purple and blue fire agate colors, we strongly suggest enjoying the stone as-is.  Refer to the photos and video for more details.

Details, details...

The Stone: Fire Agate, natural

  • stone count: 1
  • cut: oval cabochon
  • stone measurements (millimeters): 14.45mm x 9.63mm
  • stone measurements (inches): 0.6" x 0.4"
  • origin: Northern Mexico
  • iridescence description: predominantly soft purple with green overtones and teal/dark blue that rolls around the edge
  • additional notes: Light scratches to surface of the stone from wear- we strongly advise against attempting to remove this professionally, as the purple and blue colors are incredibly difficult to work and easy to lose entirely.  See photos for additional detail.

    The Setting: Bezel Set Solitaire Ring

    • metal: 14kt yellow gold, solid
    • stone orientation: North-South
    • top of ring width: 18.62mm (0.75")
    • height of ring from finger: 5.14mm (0.2")
    • bottom of shank width: 3.23mm (0.1")
    • ring weight: 7.80 grams
    • approximate default ring size: 12.50


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    About Fire Agate

    Fire agate is an unlikely volcanic combination of several minerals that find themselves encapsulated in agate, a variety of quartz.  Higher grade stones are iridescent and glow similar to opal, changing vivid colors when held at different angles.  It has become increasingly difficult to find quality gem grade material on the market; the Slaughter Mountain deposit, known for producing some of the world's finest rough, sits within the San Carlos Apache reservation in Arizona.  Outsiders are charged hefty fees to mine with most excursions being fruitless.  Specialists in the field insist what little high grade material is left on the market today is actually older material mined in the 1970's.  This is also believed to be the case of material from the high quality Deer Creek (also Arizona) and Mexico deposits, as well.

    While fire agate is not technically a variety of common agate, there are advantages to its close relationship.  Ranking a reasonable 6 to 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, the stone is safe to be worn daily; where the material truly shines (figuratively speaking) is its superior toughness.  Fire agate makes the perfect ring for one who works with their hands and wants a piece of jewelry they can wear all the time.  It can be used safely in both engagement rings and men's rings, as well as make a far more durable alternative to opal.  Fire agate jewelry and stones can be cleaned with jewelry cleaner, ultrasonic cleaners, and steam cleaners. If none of these options are available, soap and warm water is never dangerous.

    Shipping, Handling, & Inventory

    Your order will be processed and shipped within 4 business days.  All shipments are insured by the United States Postal Service, and most orders of $500 or more will require signature confirmation upon delivery.

    While we work hard to present our online customers with accurate inventory availability, we reserve the right to cancel and refund a sale if the item is sold somewhere else first.

    Wanna Closer Look?

    We are always happy to provide additional photos and videos any time.  Just shoot us a quick message, and we'll get back to you.  Don't be shy!

    Loose Fire Agate Stones

    Check out our online sampling of loose Mexican fire agate cabochons, sourced directly from the mines of Northern Mexico.

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