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This vintage engagement ring, circa 1940, presents a captivating tableau of 24 old mine and single brilliant cut diamonds, gracefully encircling a striking 7.09ct rubellite. Crafted in 18K bi-color gold, this ring epitomizes the era's elegance and romantic charm. The deep red rubellite, a gemstone cherished for its vibrant hues, forms the centerpiece, embodying love's fiery passion. Its design and craftsmanship reflect a rich history of betrothal traditions, symbolizing a promise of future happiness and union. An exquisite blend of timeless style and historical significance, this ring is a treasure for those cherishing vintage aesthetics and heartfelt narratives.
Antique jewelry object group
engagement ring (or anniversary ring)
very good condition
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18K bi-color (pink and white) gold (touchstone tested)
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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)
24 old mine brilliant cut diamonds and single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with an estimated weight of ± 0.80ct colour and clarity G/I, vs/si
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.
One rubelite (red natural variety of natural tourmaline with an weight of 7.09ct See pictures for the IJGC-certificate of this stone or check this URL.
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and tourmaline for October.
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top of ring 1,57 cm (0,62 inch) x 2,06 cm (0,81 inch)
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5,80 gram (3,73 dwt)
Ring size Continental EU: 61 & 19½ , Size USA: 9½ , Size UK: S½
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