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Amethyst and Mother of Pearl Ring, Mauboussin, 1980.
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Amethyst and Mother of Pearl Ring, Mauboussin, 1980.

$50.00 per day

2.6 carat oval-shaped amethyst cabochon ring set with carved mother of pearl, 18k gold, Mauboussin, 1980. Size 5.25.

$50.00 per day

Amethyst Amethyst means “not drunk” in ancient Greek and has long been associated with Bacchus, the God of Wine, it is thought due to its wine-like color. Amethyst is a variety of quartz, ranging in color from lilac to dark purple. Amethyst was at one point equal in value to ruby, emerald, and sapphire and features in royal jewelry throughout time. Amethyst is the February birthstone.

Mother of Pearl Mother of pearl, or nacre, is the iridescent lining of pearl producing mollusks. It is also the same material that makes up the outer layer of the pearl itself. Use of mother of pearl in adornments dates back to 2600 BC, and pieces have been found in King Tutankhamen’s Tomb as well as in artifacts from the Shang Dynasty in China.

Cabochon A cabochon is a gem which has been shaped and polished but not faceted, typically with a domed top and flat bottom. Cabochons are often cut for opaque stones, for softer translucent gems as well as to highlight phenomenon such as asterism “star” and chatoyancy “cat’s eye”, as these would not show in faceted stones. The 'sugarloaf' cabochon cut features a 4-sided pyramid shape.

Mauboussin Founded in Paris in 1827 as the house of Noury by the uncle of George Mauboussin, by 1903 Mauboussin was the sole proprietor and expanded to New York, London and Buenos Aires in 1928. Winning a Grand Prize for jewelry at Paris’s Decorative Arts Exhibition in 1925, Mauboussin has remained renowned for its strength in the hallmark elements of Art Deco jewelry. The company has designed for royal families throughout Europe as well as Hollywood legends such as Audrey Hepburn. The house operated under the name Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin in the United States from 1929, and has been revived in the US under the name Mauboussin since 2008.

Unique Elements
The purple of this amethyst cabochon set against glowing mother of pearl adds a lot of wow factor in a classic ring shape. Wear this to add a pop of color to a business look or wear it with a shift dress for a day event.

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