This is a natural step cut 4.36 carat spinel & VS1 G/H diamond vintage ring, circa 1960's-1970's. This is one amazing ring! Are you familiar with Spinel? It is one of the most beautiful & rarest gemstones available today. There is a 170 carat red spinel in the Imperial State Crown of England, and there are many in the English crown jewels. And now you can own one of your own crown jewels! The depth of its color is breathtaking; you will want to take the plunge into its exquisite facets. This truly is a tempting ring....stunning, sophisticated, enchanting. If you propose to your very special girl as you slip this ring on her finger, the moment will never be forgotten. Or if you want a very special treat for yourself as a right hand ring, this one is exceptional. I have rarely seen a ring of this dazzling beauty!
There is one square step cut spinel, measuring approximately 9.4x9.2x6.1mm, weighing approximately 4.36 carats. The very fine spinel is medium dark reddish purple of moderate saturation. Two trapezoid modified brilliant cut diamonds measure 4.60x3.60x2.10-2.00mm and two shield shaped step cut diamonds measure approximately 4.40x3.20x1.95mm. The diamonds weigh 92/100 of a carat and are of a near colorless G/H in color and a very sparkly VS1 in clarity. The diamonds are exceptionally beautiful in this setting.
The mounting is stamped and is platinum, meaning it has 950/1000ths of pure platinum. The spinel is set into a 4 prong, 18K yellow gold seat which has been tested, meaning it has 75% fineness of pure gold. The diamonds are channel set. The ring rises 1/4 of an inch from the finger. The spinel measures 3/8ths of an inch in diameter. The ring measures 1 inch from east to west, from diamond to spinel to the other diamonds. The ring is size 6.5 and can be easily sized up or down by your favorite jeweler.