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The orange, green and every colour in between of the 18 brilliant cut diamonds in this platinum eternity ring from 1950 will keep spicing up your life. All around embellished with diamonds, this band symbolizes everlasting adoration and allegiance.
Antique jewelry object group: eternity band (also called: alliance ring)
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: France
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Period: ca. 1950
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Extra information: Eternity band - Eternity bands or Eternity rings are rings with stones, usually diamonds, of the same cut and size, set in one row all around the ring. In French they are called "alliance". The stones are usually round or square, and the setting is usually either claws or a channel setting. When the stones do not continue around the entire ring, but stop halfway around the finger, it is called a half-eternity ring. (freely rendered from: Wikipedia)
Fancy Colored Diamonds - A chemically pure and structurally perfect diamond is perfectly transparent with no hue, or color. However, in reality almost no gem-sized natural diamonds are absolutely perfect. The color of a diamond may be affected by chemical impurities and/or structural defects in the crystal lattice. Depending on the hue and intensity of a diamond's coloration, a diamond's color can either detract from or enhance its value. For example, most white diamonds are discounted in price when more yellow hue is detectable, while intense pink or blue diamonds (such as the Hope Diamond) can be dramatically more valuable.
Diamonds occur in a variety of colors — steel gray, white, blue, yellow, orange, red, green, pink to purple, brown, and black, virtually in every color of the rainbow.
The colored diamond grading system refers to the color grading system used by internationally recognized laboratories (GIA and IGI for example) for colors that are not in the normal color range of diamonds. These laboratories use a list of 27 color hues that span the full spectrum of colors. The tone and saturation of these hues are then described with one of nine descriptors: Faint, Very Light, Light, Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Dark, Fancy Intense, Fancy Deep and Fancy Vivid. The grading has an additional aspect that describes how well is the color applicable on the diamond. (from: Wikipedia)
Diamonds: 18 brilliant cut diamonds in various colors such as orange, brown, green, yellow, pink, lemon and with a total estimated weight of approx. 1.40 crt.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting. (approximate color and clarity: vs/si). We also do NOT know if the diamonds are natural or treated. Especially blue diamonds are so rare that normally one could expect them to be treated.
Total diamond weight: approx. 1.40 crt.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: The French control mark for platinum representing a dog's head that was in use in France from about 1912.
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Weight: 4.70 gram (3.02 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 49 & 13¾ , Size US 5 , Size UK: J
Resizing: This ring can only be resized a bit in both directions so please ask in advance for the possibility to make it into your size.
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Reference Nº: 12158-0052
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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