Lola Brooks 18k & marquis shaped large aquaprase™️

$4,400

Details

Lola Brooks 18k yellow gold & marquis shaped Aquaprase™️ ring, size 6 1/4. The 16.36ct stone measures approximately 1 1/4″ x 1/2″ & is set in Lola’s signature bezel setting. 

Aquaprase is a recently discovered gemstone! Though initially thought to be a type of chrysoprase, the Gemological Institute of America identified it as new variety of chalcedony. The gem explorer, Yianni Melas, came up with the name “Aquaprase” by combining the word “aqua” (for the blue sea) with “prase” (meaning green in Greek).

- 16.36ct Aquaprase™️
- 18k yellow gold
- size 6 1/4

This ring can be resized. Please allow 2 - 6 weeks. Inquire about sizing fee.

When Lola Brooks picked up a soldering torch for the first time, she knew she was destined to become a jeweler.

Today, the metalsmith’s informal-yet-elegant namesake line reflects a diverse set of influences ranging from the Victorian-era obsession with death and sentimentality to the Arts & Crafts movement and modernist American studio jewelry. Stones, often hand-cut, are the starting point for Brooks, who incorporates a rainbow of gems from rubies to tourmaline in her collections—though has a professed fondness for diamonds. Each piece is fabricated or carved in wax and cast, resulting in limited production and one-of-a-kind works.
An artist and educator who studied at Pratt Institute and earned a BFA in metals at SUNY New Paltz, Brooks has had her work chronicled in numerous publications. Her pieces can be found in the permanent collections of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Art and Design.