Vintage Howlite Sterling Cocktail Ring
Fantastic lime green vintage cocktail ring, nice heavy gauge of sterling silver and a dome of green stone, I'm not sure if it's gaspeite or dyed howlite, either way great cocktail ring. Please note listing is for single ring, last image is to give you an idea of dimensions.
Band Size US 5.5 - AU K - 55mm - Internal Circumference - Setting 2cm x 1.7cm
- acid tests for sterling
Howlite, Sterling Silver
Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, no dings or chips, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. Has a handcrafted look to it - amazing vintage piece.
About this Piece
Sterling is an alloy of silver containing at least 92.5% pure silver (925 parts of 1000 thus the 925 stamp), the remainder is made up of a mix of metals (most commonly copper) used to make the metal workable. Pure silver is generally considered too soft to work with, although you can find silver jewellery at 950 or 980, even the occasional 99.9% fine silver, which can be work-hardened to increase durability.