Calling all August birthday girls-- this just might be the ULTIMATE peridot ring! I have been negotiating for it for several weeks and finally brought it home with me. This belonged to the wife of a foreign ambassador whose DC estate is being liquidated. Its stunning, spectacular, superlative: throw any adjective at it and it will stick. You have never seen one like this, and you likely won't again. Its got star quality.
The oval shaped peridot is a bright grassy green with yellow undertone that flashes prominently in the sun. It measures about 24x13mm and is estimated to weigh 24 carats! This stone is HUGE and heavy. There are 21 round transitional cut diamonds each about 3mm adding another 2.1 carats (estimated) to the overall gem weight. Diamonds are very nice quality at H-I color and VS2 to SI1 clarity.
The setting is 18K yellow gold, marked and tested, with a simple undermount made of "rays" of gold. The band is 5mm at the shoulder tapering to 4 at the back. Its polished yellow gold. The overall face of the ring measures 29x19mm. It stands 13mm off the hand. This is not a ring for the shy or faint of heart!
Condition is good overall-- two notes: 1. The stone is loose and will be tightened prior to shipping. My jeweler wants to do this when he sizes it. If you don't need sizing, he will do it anyway, free of charge, but it will add another 2 weeks to shipping. 2. There are some fleabite and "dings" along the edges of the stone. You can see these in the pics with magnification. Currently a 7.5 this can be sized to a 9.5 or 6.6 for $42 (again, sizing takes two weeks.) It weighs 14.1 grams. My jeweler would price this at $4200 in his retail shop. Lay away is available!
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