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An engagement ring—or an anniversary ring, if the sentiment suits— is a treasure steeped in tradition and romanticism. This 1950s vintage piece features a captivating 2.53ct diamond of a unique fancy deep yellowish brown hue, nestled within a setting that sings of the post-war rejuvenation. Melding the timeless elegance of Art Deco with its own decade’s distinctive charm, this ring is a token of love as enduring as the traditions it represents, ready to be part of your own everlasting romance.
Antique jewelry object group
engagement ring (or anniversary ring)
very good condition
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Country of origin
Vintage Fifties (of the twentieth century)
See also: Fifties (of the twentieth century)
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This type of jewelry is very specific for the fifties of the twentieth century. The Art Deco period preceded only 20 years and was still used as source of inspiration, it is (even for the trained eye) sometimes very hard to note the difference between Art Deco and Fifties.
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.
14K white gold (touchstone tested)
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Diamond is the birthstone for the month of April, and besides being the most popular gemstone for engagement rings, it is also the anniversary gem for the 10th and 60th years of marriage.
Even though the diamond is the hardest of all gemstones known to man, it is the simplest in composition: it is common carbon. The ancient Greeks believed that diamonds were splinters of stars fallen to earth. It was even said by some that they were the tears of the Gods or perhaps crystallized lightning or hardened dew drops. The exact origin of diamonds remained something of a mystery for centuries.
In ancient times only kings wore diamonds as a symbol of strength, courage and invincibility. Over the centuries, the diamond acquired its unique status as the ultimate gift of love. It was said that Cupid's arrows were tipped with diamonds which have a magic that nothing else can ever quite equal.
But it wasn't until 1477, when Archduke Maximillian of Austria gave a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy, that the tradition of diamond engagement rings began. Even the reason a woman wears it on the third finger of her left hand dates back to the early Egyptian belief that the vena amoris (vein of love) ran directly from the heart to the top of the third finger, left hand.
One brilliant cut diamond with an estimated weight of ± 2.53ct, fancy deep yellowish brown, si2, with HRD certificat (see pictures)
22 single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with an estimated weight of ± 0.30ct colour and clarity F/K, si/i
Six senailles . A senaille is a simplified rose cut diamond, a small diamond chip with perhaps a few polished facets. We do not have the weight of these diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to senailles.
Total diamond count
Total diamond weight without rose cuts
approx. 2.83 crt
All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
All diamonds we offer are screened by the I.J.G.C. for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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diameter top of ring 1,34 cm (0,53 inch)
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4,20 gram (2,70 dwt)
Ring size Continental EU: 54 & 17¼ , Size USA: 6¾ , Size UK: N
Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Adin Reference Nº
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