Great Northwest Ring
Ellensburg Blue Agate with Montana
Blue Sapphires in 14 Karat Yellow
Gold. Size 6 1/2 (can be sized from 5
1/2 to 7 1/2)
Designed and created by Michael
This ring features a celtic knot
design. The cabochon center stone
is 8 x 6 millimeters
The other two stones are available for custom
work... an 8 millimeter faceted round and an 10x8mm
oval cabochon. These are the last stones of
guaranteed provenance that I have.
Blue Agate is a prized local gemstone in Washington State.
Agate and quartz are found throughout the Northwest, usually
in white, pale yellow or orange. This beautiful blue
chalcedony however occurs in a light to deep powder blue,
and is found around Ellensburg, Washington. It is somewhat
rare, and hard to get.
It should be noted that blue lace agate and simple blue
chalcedony (agate) from Africa are not Ellensburg Blue,
even though in some cases they may appear the
same. The name Ellensburg Blue is only applied
to the local Washington agates.
Please Note: According to the Gemological Institute of
America there is no test or objective way to separate Blue
Agate by location found. While certain colors are more
readily thought of as typical of Ellensburg material, anyone
who claims to be able to identify the material by sight is,
at best, uninformed. For this reason we buy our stones only
from a trusted source, with a line of provenance. We do not
purchase from individuals or estates . We do not offer to
test or ID blue agate for location (since this is
very excited to be creating really nice jewelry with
We're pairing it up in many cases with Sapphires from
Montana. It seems a natural combination.
We also work with the many and varied agates of Oregon, such
as polka dot agate, carnelian, etc.
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