Heritagem presents :
This unique Retro ring features a square emerald cut Amethyst set on 18kt yellow gold and silver. The shoulders of this stunning ring are adorned with 18 sparkling marcasites. Marcasite is actually the name for pyrite used in jewelry. It has been faceted to imitate diamonds and it was usually found mounted in silver. Because of its yellow color and metallic luster, Marcasite has remained popular in fashion and vintage jewelry. This ring is just unique : by its design first and by this beautiful pristine Amethyst weighing around 3,80ct (10.2 x 10.2mm).
The gold has a smooth and a buttery shiny surface, it is very pleasant to wear : it fit perfectly on the finger. The ring weighs 8,9 gr and it sizes 52 (EU) / 6 (US) / M (UK) . It measures 23,5 mm x 14,3 x 23,7 mm (0,9" x 0,56" x 0,93"). The French control mark for 18kt gold and silver is represented respectively by an owl and the Minerva (an helmeted woman / Roman goddess of wisdom). Inside it we can read 925 ad 750 for silver and 18kt gold. It was also tested by our lab.
The ring is in excellent estate condition and was probably handcrafted during the Forties, when diamonds were not affordable because of the World War II. The design is very characteristic of jewels of this time : impressive, architectural and geometric. If you are a lover of Vintage ring this one is clearly made for you.