Stunning vintage 9ct gold Blue John ring - hallmarked Birmingham 1964 - size Q or US 8
A superb rare vintage 9ct gold Blue John ring in excellent condition
Fully hallmarked for Birmingham 1964 this has been professionally cleaned and polished and looks fabulous
The Blue John is large and measures 18 x 11mm
In the United Kingdom, the blue, banded fluorite known as Blue John is found only under the triangular hill known as Treak Cliff, just outside the town of Castleton.
Today the veins are mined only in Blue John Cavern and the nearby Treak Cliff Cavern, although the abandoned Old Tor Mine on the north side of Winnats Pass.
Before they can be worked, the stones (having been air-dried for at least a year) are heated in an oven, then placed in a bowl of hot epoxy resin (previously, pine resin was used), and then further heated in a vacuum oven.
This drives out air from minute pores in the stone, and replaces it with the resin, which binds the otherwise friable crystal structure, allowing it to be cut and polished. After resining, the stones are cut on a saw.
They may be made into rough cuboids or cylinders (“rough-outs”), for turning as bowls and vases, or flat slices, for making jewellery.
🇬🇧 size Q
🇺🇸 size 8
Free shipping and comes in a Sheffield Goldsmiths ring box
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