Kate Middleton's Engagement Ring Was Created By the Same Jeweler Who Made This For Sale
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Kate Middleton's Engagement Ring Was Created By the Same Jeweler Who Made This

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They created the Sovereign’s Sceptre featuring the 530.2 carat Cullinan I diamond, the Crown of Queen Elizabeth set with the Koh-i-nûr diamond (which they cut) and what is arguably the most famous ring of all time: the sapphire and diamond engagement ring worn by Princess Diana and now the Duchess of Cambridge. And in 1964, the legendary British royal jeweler, Garrard created this sumptuous 18k gold ring centered with an emerald-cut 10-carat amethyst which flashes red in incandescent lighting; indicative of the finest Siberian amethyst. Surrounding this vivid stone are thirty single-cut diamonds which are set into platinum and total just shy of .5 carat. They add a shimmer around the stone, italicizing it, not competing with it. Amethyst was once considered one of the five "cardinal gemstones." Together with diamond, sapphire, ruby and emerald, these five gems were valued above all others. This particular stone is the quintessential cardinal amethyst. It is so superior in color, tone, saturation, secondary coloring and cut that it renders other amethysts ordinary. And no wonder, look at who created it. Astoundingly, this ring will arrive to you in its original Gerrard & Co LTD ring box along with the original sales receipt that shows the ring was created in 1964 and sold in 1965. Currently a size 4.5, it could be resized by a skilled jeweler using a laser welder though care must be taken to retain all the original hallmarks which line in the interior of the shank. Nota bene: What may appear to be scratches on the gem are, in fact, fascinating deep red needles of hematite; testimony of this sublime gem's natural origins. Gerrard was dismissed as the official Crown Jeweler in 2007 ending a reign of 164 years. Their creations from that century-and-a-half are among the most famous and impressive jewels ever created. A finer amethyst ring with a pedigree such as this one possesses I have not seen before. A genuine treasure. And the ultimate amethyst statement ring.

Details

  • Creator
    Gerrard
  • In the Style Of
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Date of Manufacture
    1964
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Ring is as new. There is no sign of wear. I imagine it was worn -mindfully- on only very special occasions,.
  • Dimensions
    H 0.73 in. x W 0.63 in. x D 0.98 in. x Dm 0.6 in.H 18.46 mm x W 15.80 mm x D 24.87 mm x Dm 15.23 mm
  • Diameter
    0.6 in. (15.23 mm)
  • Length
    0.98 in. (24.87 mm)
  • Weight
    8 g
  • Seller Location
    Southbury, CT
  • Reference Number
    LU158916725792
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