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Burton's Gems and Opals

Mexican Fire Agate Solitaire Ring | 10kt Gold

Mexican Fire Agate Solitaire Ring | 10kt Gold

Regular price $695.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $695.00 USD
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A Bit About The Piece:

Simple flush set gold fire agate ring that can be worn by a man or woman.

Details, details...

The Stone: Fire Agate

  • stone measurements: 11.66mm x 9.92mm
  • origin: Northern Mexico
  • oval cabochon cut
  • colors are subtle- predominant colors are brown, green, and yellow

The Setting: Cast Flush Set Ring

  • 14kt yellow gold, solid
  • approximate default size: 9.25
  • top of ring width: 13.83mm
  • bottom of shank width: 3.54mm
  • 8.31 grams

Additional Notes: Once an estate ring that held a broken lapis lazuli stone, this piece was reconditioned and set with a custom cut fire agate stone.  There is some light pitting to the shank.  See photos for more detail.


About Fire Agate:

Gem limonite, more commonly referred to as "fire agate" in the trade, is an unlikely 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 more 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 on the San Carlos Apache reservation in Arizona.  Outsiders are charged hefty fees to mine with most excursions being fruitless.  Specialists in the field insist that 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 gem limonite is not a variety of agate (despite being called "fire agate" by most in the industry), being encapsulated in agate has its advantages.  Though the material only ranks 6 to 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, it has an incredible toughness.  This means that stones can scratch but cannot easily be broken.  Gem limonite makes perfect rings for those who work a lot with their hands and want a piece of jewelry they can wear every single day.  It can be safely used in both engagement rings and men's rings, as well as make a durable alternative option for those considering opal.  Gem limonite can safely be used with chemical jewelry cleaners.


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