A big, bold, natural beryl emerald is held within the face of this outstanding ring; its lush green hue brings to mind notions of nature and the forest, enthroned within a bright body of 18k yellow gold, and surrounded by a border of sixteen round brilliant diamonds. Dated to c.1960s as a cocktail-style piece, this emerald ring comes with official reports from both the Gemological Institute of America and the Gemological Appraisal Laboratory of America, so you can buy with confidence.
Materials and Features:
Natural Beryl Emerald (most of the following information is transcribed directly from the GIA or GAL reports)
Oval, Double Cabochon/Cushion cut
Color: Green (Moderate saturation)
Treatment: Clarity Enhanced (F2)
Weight: 11.43 g
Measurements: 13.04 x 11.20 x 7.74 mm
Comments: Due to their growth conditions in nature and recovery methods, most emeralds contain surface-reaching features. For this reason, clarity enhancement is a common trade practice.
16 Round brilliant diamonds
2.60 mm (average diameter); 1.00+/- carats TW
18k white gold body and shank [hallmarked for fineness]
Age/Origin: Estimated c.1960s cocktail ring
Dimensions: 19.5 x 18.4 mm ring face; ~14.5 mm ring head height; 2.9 mm shank width; 1.1 mm shank thickness
Weight: 11.436 g
Size: 5.0 US
Marks: 18 CT [incised, inner shank face]
Condition: Excellent overall condition, with no overt issues. The central emerald is confirmed to be a natural stone, and bears no overt damage or wear. The stone does have some naturally-occurring internal line inclusions and spots; this is to be expected with larger stones, as the chances of finding internal flaws become higher as the amount of raw gemstone goes up. The stone is set sturdily in the ring head, with an open back setting to allow light to easily illuminate the stone from multiple angles. The round brilliant diamonds are all sturdily-set The gold is a high-quality 18k fineness, with a bright luster, and provides a sturdy, reliable framework to hold the gemstones within its body. The shank is circular and well-formed with no distortion, allowing for a comfortable fit. Overall, this is a beautiful ring, and in excellent condition!
Cabochon Natural Emerald and Diamond 18k Gold Ring with GIA and GAL Reports