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Emerald Ring in 18 Karat Gold with Diamonds in Architectural Setting

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This had to have been designed by an architect. The perfection in its design is startling. First and foremost, this ring is constructed around an emerald of significant size and quality: an approximately 2.60 carat (9.2 mm x 7.73 mm) emerald in the verdant, rich green we think of when we think of emeralds—miles away from the Coke bottle glass green so frequently encountered masquerading as this gem. This striking emerald-cut emerald has two emerald-cut diamonds set flush right up against it on either side. This is exacting, surgical jewelry work on display. The diamonds are very clean and white and weigh approximately a quarter of a carat each. Now we get to the setting for this stunning gem: an 18k yellow and white gold mount which in its lines emulates or reflects the emerald-cut facets of the emerald. Turn the ring around in profile and instead of being round, it's squarish. It is, in fact, the shape of the emerald. When I first saw this ring I was instantly blown away by the cunning design. But it seemed impossible to actually wear. That is, until I slipped it on my finger. I think you'll think exactly what I thought: why aren't all rings this shape? It's incredibly comfortable. And it has always been one of my favorite rings. I love the interior of the ring, where you can see the construction of the piece, how it has actual pillars, like a building or a bridge. It's not merely a beautifully, cleverly designed ring but it's built solidly. I like that. Although the lines are Art Deco in spirit, it is my opinion that this ring was fabricated by hand circa 1960s-1980s. I've consulted numerous colleagues and the fact is, the quality of the workmanship, the classic cutting of the stones, the high quality of the stones themselves—it could be Art Deco. The main reason I believe it's a bit later is that emeralds are rather fragile and this one has no chips or softening of the facets. Finding a man's ring with a large emerald of fine color is not a simple task. All the best emeralds are reserved for women—as it should be, as long as we guys get at least one or two good ones. This would make a fine man's engagement ring or wedding band alternative for the guy who wanted something more interesting than a plain band. It's a size 10 and has never been resized and probably shouldn't be. It weighs 14 grams. It is hallmarked 750 for metal fineness and there is a maker's mark which I have been unable to trace.

Details

  • Condition Details
    Excellent condition with no chips to the emerald. Surface-reaching inclusion as is typical with emeralds. Light wear on rear of band.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 0.52 in. x W 0.98 in. x D 1.12 in.H 12.98 mm x W 24.66 mm x D 28.31 mm
  • Length
    1.12 in. (28.31 mm)
  • Weight
    15 g
  • Seller Location
    Southbury, CT
  • Reference Number
    LU158916782952
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About the Seller

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Located in Southbury, CT
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