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Burton's Gems and Opals

Men's Nugget Style Mexican Fire Agate & Diamond Statement Ring | 14kt Gold

Men's Nugget Style Mexican Fire Agate & Diamond Statement Ring | 14kt Gold

Regular price $5,100.00 USD
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A Bit About The Piece


Pieces like this can only exist one place at once, and here it is.  Weighing over one full troy ounce, this solid 14 karat yellow gold men's nugget-style statement ring is bezel set with diamonds accenting a natural fire agate mined from Aguascalientes, Mexico.  The fire agate depicts a unique array of hand-polished bubbles that resemble a planetary scene over an iridescent nebula of green, orange, red, and yellow colors.

 

Details, details...

The Center Stone: Fire Agate, natural

  • stone count: 1
  • cut: freeform cabochon
  • stone measurements (millimeters): 14.17mm x 9.70mm
  • stone measurements (inches): 0.6" x 0.4"
  • origin: Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • iridescence description: red/yellow/green with blue/purple undertones

The Accent Stones: Diamond, natural

  • stone count: 4
  • estimated total carat weight: 0.20ct
  • cut: Old European Cuts
  • average clarity grade: SI2
  • average color grade: H-I-J
  • fluorescence: 1 stone fluoresces under ultraviolet light

    The Setting: Bezel Set Nugget Style Ring

    • metal: 14kt yellow gold, solid
    • top of ring width: 21.98mm (0.9")
    • height of ring from finger: 10.42mm (0.4")
    • bottom of shank width: 3.81mm
    • ring weight: 31.27 grams
    • approximate default ring size: 11.75
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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.

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    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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