The name chatoyance originates from the French word chatoyer, which means "to shine like a cat's eye". The analogy also matches the way a cat's pupils will narrow to a thin slit under bright light, just as the optical phenomenon in which a band of reflected light, known as "cat's-eye" moves just beneath the surface of a cabochon-cut gemstone.
This dramatic ring was converted from a pendant and has been mounted on a 14 karat gold replica shank. Much better to be able to gaze at it upon your hand, in our opinion! With a defined chatoyance gleaming from the murky green depths, it seems that some sort of magic spell is forthcoming! Be certain to wear this large cabochon to all the bonfires, seances and broomstick rides in your datebook, and leave a trail of mystery and allure in your wake!
Size (can be resized): 8 - 8.5
Weight: 6.1 grams
Materials: Gold, green cats eye agate stone
Metal: 14K yellow gold