Stunning vintage Retro Moderne European made 18k gold (yellow gold with white gold accenting shoulders) 5 carat lab created synthetic blue spinel fancy concave (curved in between the points) 8 point star cut ring, size 7.5. The pale blue spinel measures 11mm in diameter x 6.5mm in depth (5 carats). Measures 9/16" in width, band tapers to 2.3mm at the back of the ring shank, weighs 4 grams. Hallmarked on the inside of the ring shank "750" (18k gold). The ring has a gorgeous star shaped outline that matches the shape of the blue spinel and has beaded accents between each of the 8 points and engraved floral scallop outline. It has a nice dramatic 5/16" rise off the top of the hand, showy, but still elegant and very easy to wear. In excellent well cared for condition, very light abrasions on the facet junctions, and a chip on the back of the stone which cannot been seen without magnification. Faces up extremely well, and this is the original gemstone to the mounting. Circa mid-century Retro Moderne, 1940-1960. Very unique and would make an exquisite Something Blue for the bride!
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Spinel, is a naturally mined gem-stone. Synthetic spinel is laboratory created gem stone which has the exact same physical and chemical properties as the naturally mined gem. Additional reference from GIA (Gemological Institute of America) on synthetic gem stones: http://www.gia.edu/gem-synthetic
Gemstone variety: Spinel, lab created, synthetic
Weight: 5.00 cts.
Color: 150 - medium light Blue; slightly greyish
Clarity: SI1, Slightly included 1
We use GIA colored stone grading standards with Gemval reference guide services.
CERTIFICATIONS: Gemological Institute of America (GIA):
Diamonds- October 2, 1987
Diamond Grading- October 2, 1987
Colored Stones- March 30, 1999
Gem Identification- March 30, 1999
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