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The marvellous natural emerald of this 18K yellow gold Estate ring by the Kutchinsky jewellery house could be a frozen 2.33crt. snippet from a green boreal lake, in which you wouldn't mind to plunge into. Even three shoulders, each with ten brilliant cut diamonds on every side of this verdant eye-catcher, have been prepared for you as springboards to dive right in.
Antique jewelry object group: engagement ring (or anniversary ring)
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Great Britain
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Period: ca. 1986
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Material: 18K yellow gold
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Extra information: engagement ring - Especially in Western cultures, an engagement ring is a ring indicating the that the person wearing it is engaged to be married. In the United Kingdom, and North America, engagement rings are traditionally worn only by women, and rings can feature gemstones. In other cultures men and women usually wear matching rings, which can be plain. In some cultures, engagement rings are also used as wedding rings.
Conventionally, the woman's ring is presented as a betrothal gift by a man to his prospective spouse while he proposes marriage or directly after she accepts his marriage proposal. It represents a formal agreement to future marriage. Rings can be bought by the man, the couple together, or by each partner for the other.
In North America and the United Kingdom, it is worn on the left hand ring finger, while in Poland and Ukraine, it is customary for the ring to be worn on the right hand. In Germany, the ring is worn on the left hand while engaged, but moved to the right hand when married. Similar traditions purportedly date to classical times, dating back from an early usage reportedly referring to the fourth finger of the left hand as containing the vena amoris or "vein of love".
Betrothal rings were used during Roman times, but weren't generally revived in the Western world until the 13th century. The first well-documented use of a diamond ring to signify engagement was by the Archduke Maximilian of Austria in imperial court of Vienna in 1477, upon his betrothal to Mary of Burgundy.
In the 20th century, if he could afford it, the typical Western groom privately selected and purchased an engagement ring, which he then presented to his desired bride when he proposed marriage. More recently, couples frequently select an engagement ring together. (from Wikipedia)
Kutchinsky - The Kutchinsky jewelry store was established in London in 1890. The Kutchinsky's came from Poland where they had been jewelers for centuries (they were also jewelers to the Court of Ludwig of Bavaria). After World War II, Kutchinsky pioneered with the use of platinum in fine jewelry and their jewelers shop in Commercial Road soon became known to lovers of fine jewelry. Then, in the late Fifties, they moved their business to London's Knightsbridge (where you still can find a Kutchinsky store although it's taken over by Moussaieff - another illustrious name in the world of high quality jewelry). Kutchinsky is still known for its high quality jewelry and use of precious stones.
Diamonds: 30 brilliant cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.93 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.
Total diamond weight: approx. 0.93 crt. (see pictures for original invoice)
Precious stones: One natural emerald with a weight of 2.33 crt (see pictures for original invoice)
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Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and emerald for May.
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Hallmarks: British hallmarks for London and 18K gold
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Dimensions: top of ring 1,00 cm (0,39 inch) x 0,70 cm (0,28 inch)
Weight: 10.60 gram (6.82 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 51 & 16¼ , Size US 5½ , Size UK: K½
Resizing: Free resizing, but because of the the way the ring is made, we cannot guarantee to make it on every size; so please ask in advance (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Reference Nº: 13262-0119
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