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Shades Of Celadon - Vintage 10K Gold Serpentine 'Clyde Duneier' Ring. This unique ring is crafted from 10K gold, hallmarked 10K, and a makers mark CID for Clyde Duneier. Featuring 5 natural oval cabochon serpentine gems, vintage styling, and quality craftsmanship. The gallery on this ring is expertly set with beautiful variations of green serpentine gemstones. The profile of the gallery has decorative heart detail, adding a romantic touch to the piece. The band is smooth and polished, which allows for easy sizing and a comfortable fit. This vintage ring is made by Clyde Duneier, a maker who exudes originality in all of his pieces. 

History: A legacy four generations in the making, the Duneier story began with Max Duneier, an Austrian emigrant who arrived in New York City in 1910 with a single suitcase and a lifelong passion for exquisite gemstones. 

Years later, his son Clyde took over the business. Under his expertise, the firm became synonymous with the highest quality stones and precious metals—deepening the reputation for integrity and excellence associated with the Duneier name.

Today, the third and fourth generations of Duneiers run the business, building upon tradition and upholding the values forged over the last century.

Serpentine gemstone, or "precious serpentine," was named in 1564 by Georgius Agricola (Georg Bauer) from the Latin "serpens" for its mottled and scaley appearance like a serpent or snake

Serpentine is considered by geoscientists to be the metamorphosed remains of magnesium-rich igneous rocks, most commonly the rock peridotite, from the earth's mantle. The mantle is a thick layer of rock just below the earth's crust.

New "jade" is a gem-quality hydrated magnesium silicate that belongs to the serpentine family. Serpentine formations are found in igneous rocks, but are usually the secondary mineral that results due to the alteration of minerals containing magnesium.

The term "serpentine" is commonly used by the general public to refer to the rock type that geologists call "serpentinite." Serpentine occurs in central and northern California -- in the Coast Ranges, the Klamath Mountains, and in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Large deposits of serpentine can be found in the Ural Mountains of Russia, around Greece and Cyprus, and in the mountain ranges of New Zealand, Austria, France, Italy and the U.S.Aug 

Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.


Measurements: Face of the ring 19.50 mm x 8.00 mm 

Stone Size: Serpentine 6.00 mm x 4.00 mm each   

Weight: 3.00 grams 

Ring Size: 6 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: America, New York 

Date: Circa 1980

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