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Pristine condition, dazzling beauty, here today we have a fantastic antique Edwardian Belle Époque era amethyst and diamond evening ring. Set with nearly 5 dozen old European and old single-cut diamonds, and centered with a crystal clean round-cut amethyst, this ring emits grace & class along with a splash of fabulous!
Acid-tested to be platinum-topped over no less than 14kt yellow gold (possibly higher but there are no hallmarks/markings), this glorious oval shaped ring features classic Edwardian-era Belle Époque (beautiful era) detailing of that time. Created during the first 15 years of the 20th century, pieces were light, delicate, feminine and included motifs such as garlands, lace, florals and swags.
This beauty holds 56 natural diamonds, set in a lightly tiered millegrained design, with the outer ring of diamonds set lower then the central ones. The majority of the diamonds average about 1.20 to 1.30mm, with a few smaller accents on the side of the shank, and a few larger 2.40 -2.50mm diamonds accenting the top portion of the diamonds surrounding the amethyst. The diamonds are a mix of Old European (larger diamonds) and old single-cuts, and all average eye-clean Si1-Si2 clarity. None appear to be replacements, and while there is some of the yellow gold peaking through a few tiny areas of the platinum-top, it appears original and not a repair/solder. Combined, we estimate the 56 diamonds to weigh approximately 0.60ct.
The central round-cut amethyst is a perfect medium-toned gem, with even color and saturation, no zoning or visible inclusions. In some lighting it emits a pinkish hue, though predominantly purple at most angles. Within its setting, we have measured the stone to be about 5.60-5.70mm, with a fairly deep cut of about 4mm, however, due to the bezel setting, it's not possible to get the exact dimension. Based on these measurements, we estimate the amethyst to weigh about 0.65ct.
Appearing to have never been sized, the ring is currently a US size 6.50 (16.96mm inner diameter), and sizing will be possible up or down a few sizes. Please always inquire about sizing before placing your order should it be necessary.
Dainty yet flashy, elegant yet grand, this fabulous antique is so excited to meet her next owner!
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Antique Edwardian Belle Époque Amethyst & Diamond Ring
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