Morrison Ranch Jasper Ring
Big and bold, this ring is made of genuine Morrison Ranch jasper. Morrisonite Jasper was discovered in the 1940s in Malheur County, Oregon. Named Morrisonite after the ranch, it has not been mined since 1996. Morrisonite is referred to as the "King of the Jaspers" because of its lovely rich colors, ability to take on an incredibly high shine polish, and outstanding patterns. This one is a lovely deep green color with orbs, with a bit of an ombre effect, getting darker towards one end of the stone. If you look very closely, you will see a burgundy color fine line running across the stone.
I've set this collector's stone in sterling silver and accented the ring with solid 18k gold in the north, south, east, and west positions.
The silver in this ring has a matte finish while the gold has a high polish which gives the ring just the right amount of bling. The face of this ring measures 31mm x 23.5 mm, the band is wide and measures 8.15mmand 1.3mm thick. This is a low profile ring; the stone's highest part is only 6mm above the finger. It sits on the ring mandrel right at U.S. ring size 7.34 though, with the wideband, it may feel a bit snug, so please keep this in mind when determining if the ring will fit.
Handmade in my Colorado studio.