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In this elegant platinum Estate engagement ring from 1920, the natural Colombian emerald emanates its verdant green colour over eight grand old mine brilliant cut diamonds and ten smaller old mine single brilliant cut diamonds. On the front and the back
of that stunning centre, a tip with two diamonds is folded across a diamond cushion to reach the emerald providing extra fire. On the left and the right, two baguette cut diamonds flank the 1.03 carat gem like guardians. From here, another two
diamonds in a lozenge pierced pattern shoot just like stars to the diamonds in the jewel's shank.
The lustre in every azured setting will set off your everlasting eve of affection filled with diamond blankets and stars topped with a blooming emerald.
Antique jewelry object group: engagement ring (or anniversary ring)
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
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Period: ca. 1920
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Extra information: 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.
Before the 20th century, other types of betrothal gifts were common. Before the end of the 19th century, the bride-to-be frequently received a sewing thimble rather than a engagement ring. This practice was particularly common among religious groups that shunned jewelry. Engagement rings didn't become standard in the West until the end of the 19th century, and diamond rings didn't become common until the 1930s. Now, 80% of the women are offered a diamond ring to signify engagement. (from: Wikipedia)
Diamond(s): Eight old mine brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 1.00ct.; Ten old mine single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with an estimated weight of ± 0.38ct.; Two baguette (long rectangular) cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 0.12ct.
- 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. 1.50 crt. (colour and clarity: G/I, si/i).
Precious stones: One natural Colombian emerald with a weight of 1.03ct. (colour etc.: fine color quality (see pictures for certificate)
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and emerald for May.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: width of ring on top of finger 1,48 cm (0,58 inch)
Weight: 7,10 gram (4,57 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 59 & 18¾ , Size US 8¾ , Size UK: R
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: 16144-0061
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