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Fun & Fabulous! If big gems and minimalism are up your alley, along with affordability, this simple yet bold 1950's natural emerald & diamond ring will make a statement at your next dinner party!
As a May-baby, I've always been drawn to my birthstone Emerald and the varying degrees of color, clarity, saturation and size they can be found in. Known in the industry as a "Type III" gemstone, Emeralds are very rarely 'flawless', and even the finest gems sourced will still hold some internal inclusions. These flaws are known as 'jardin' or garden-like inclusions which often resemble roots and branches within the gem. Many assume that inclusions are 'bad', however, with Emerald, these inclusions are what help give Emerald its prized green color and saturation, so you need-not fear an 'included' Emerald, as they are natural characteristics within the stones. Emeralds are also very commonly 'oiled' to help boost their clarity. This treatment is widely-accepted and practiced with Emeralds, and it is one of the few 'treatments' that I personally don't scoff at (we otherwise avoid offering 'treated' gems at forEVAgems).
So, here is a wonderful 1950's vintage find holding a large natural Emerald, set in Platinum with baguette-cut diamond accents. The Emerald measures 10.14 x 7.59 x 5.60mm (depth est), with a calculated carat weight of 3.26ct. Its color is solid, grading "medium light, very slightly grayish, bluish-green" with heavily included clarity (treated with oil as stated in the appraisal) and a good cut. The gem however is still quite 'transparent', so when we say 'heavily included' we are NOT talking opaque, cloudy and dull. While it's not a flawless emerald, because no emerald actually is, perfection can always be found in the imperfections.
Set within unmarked, electronically-tested Platinum, the setting holds a baguette-cut diamond on either side of the Emerald. The diamonds measure 4.11 x 1.60 x 1.36mm (depth est) for an approximate total carat weight of 0.17ct. One diamond is stated as having a 'tiny chip', however, they grade excellent VVS-2 clarity and F color, with 'very good' cuts with absolutely no 'chip' visible to my naked eyes. We always offer full disclosure so there are no surprises!
Perfection and value always lie in the eye of the beholder. Owning beautiful gems doesn't have to come with a 7-figure bank account, especially if you're as interested in the internal features of a gem as much as the aesthetic appeal of jewelry. I for one have always loved staring INTO a gem as much as staring AT one, and if you're like me, you'll find this fantastic beauty as imperfectly-perfect as I do at a price you can't deny!
US RING SIZE: 6.75 to a small 7.00; sizing possible - please always inquire about sizing before placing your order if required.
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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Green/Platinum, Size: 6.75
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