Chatoyancy, or cat's eye effect, is an optical reflectance effect seen in certain gemstones, such as tiger’s eye.
The term comes from the French "œil de chat", which literally translates as "cat's eye.” The fibrous structure of tiger’s eye is what causes this beautiful effect when it catches the light.
Tiger’s eye cameo rings were very popular in the late 19th century and into the early 20th century. This piece has a beautiful forget me not flower on each side.
It is rare to find one like this in 18k gold! Marked 18k inside the band and tested.
+++ Measurements +++
Size 6.5 US
+++ Condition +++
The ring is in good condition for its age with minor surface wear.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.