Every now and then, there are gems that stop you in your tracks, and not very often are they cabochons. These three are exceptions.
Cabochons are a type of gemstone that has a flat bottom and domed top. These three rings feature outstanding cabochons all mined at the Dunton Mine in Newry during the prolific 1972-1974 mining period. Mined by the Plumbago Mining Corporation.
Anita Roelz of Circle Stone Designs has taken these cabochons and featured them in her hand forged ring designs. The combination of stone and setting create a refined, organic look rugged enough for every day wear. All rings are made with sterling silver that has been oxidized. Sizing is not available on these.
The green cabochon measures 11 mm and weighs 5.75 cts. The larger pink cabochon measures 13.8 mm and weighs 13.35 cts while the smaller cab measures 12 mm and weighs 8.21 cts. As with every purchase, these rings come with a history card detailing all of its information: where it was mined, who mined it, what it is set in, and who created the mounting.