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SPLENDID Victorian .85 Ct. TW OMC Diamond/Columbian Emerald/12k Cluster Ring, c.1880!
Dating to c.1880, this beautiful old mine-cut diamond and Colombian emerald cluster ring is a timeless classic!
Measuring 8 mm x 10 mm across the bezel, this top-quality ring boasts a center untreated Colombian emerald of incredible color and clarity! This gem measures 3.5 mm x 3 mm and weighs a calculated 20 points. This emerald is the rich forest green with the undertone of blue associated with the finest old mine emeralds, and is surrounded by a halo of eight fully-cut old mine diamonds weighing approx. 8-10 points each.
As most collectors know, one cannot grade antique diamonds according to modern GIA standards, but these are super-white, and the equivalent F color and VS2 clarity! That adds up to over 85 points of the finest gemstones available to the late 19th-century lapidary!
All of the gemstones are bead- and claw-set with 18 long, golden claws in an open-backed setting of 12k rose gold (unmarked but tested). This ring is a size 5 1/2, but the plainness of the rear of the shank would allow for easy re-sizing by a good bench jeweler at little cost. Weighing in at 4.13 grams, this ring is full of white and deep green fire, and really lights up on the hand! It is suitable for day or evening wear, and is sure to harmonize with all of your existing fine Victorian jewelry.
If you love the best in Victorian emeralds and diamonds, you cannot do much better than this! It would also make a wonderful gift for any lady fond of fine antique rings, and will be shipped in a gift box. Do not miss this classic sparkler; up to 45-day layaway is available, and USPS Priority mail shipping is FREE!
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: see info, Size: 5 1/4 (sizable)
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Jacquelyn Babush, Decatur, GA
Your Specialists in Fine Jewelry and Decorative Arts from Antiquity - 1900. Est. 1987.
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