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Wonderful Entourage Ring with Columbian Emerald & Marquise Diamonds, ca. 1970


€ 13,980.00 *
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Unit price €13,980.00 / piece
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Wonderful Entourage Ring with Columbian Emerald & Marquise Diamonds, ca. 1970
Wonderful Entourage Ring with Columbian Emerald & Marquise Diamonds, ca. 1970
Description
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The protagonist of this ring, a first-class emerald, is luminous green, lifted by a halo of marquise-cut diamonds and brilliant-cut diamonds of wonderful quality. The stone in the classic emerald cut, weighing about 3.20 carats, has an almost hypnotic effect, so intense is its colour and so beautiful its luster. It appears as an elongated rectangle as the center of the hand-forged ring, which can easily cover an entire finger limb. A strong so-called "Jardin" of fine crystal inclusions is visible and show the naturalness of the stone, which convinces especially by its intense colour. The radiant fire of the fine diamonds sparkles with the emerald and underlines the intense green of the gemstone. Its inclusions prove that the gemstone originates from Colombia, since time immemorial the origin of the best emeralds. The settings and ring band are forged from fine platinum and are so skilfully restrained visually that almost only the gemstones are visible. The rectangular, feathery ring face gives the emerald and diamonds plenty of room to work. At the same time, the lattice-shaped under-cadence also allows light to fall into the stones from below, creating a first-rate play of colour and fire. Additional tension is created by the artifice of not setting the diamonds in one plane but staggering them around the emerald. This creates a wonderfully three-dimensional impression. The quality of the emerald and the diamonds have been examined by an independent laboratory in Idar-Oberstein. The ring came to us from Nuremberg and is in first-class condition - a real jewel of pure joy of life in colours of an eternal spring.
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The name of the emerald probably comes from the Latin "Smaragdus", which in turn took this name from the Greek "Smaragdos". The emerald was first mined around 1300 BC in Egypt, which dominated the emerald trade in the Mediterranean region for a long time. Only with the conquest of South America by the Spaniards was their trading position broken, since there were also rich emerald deposits there. The emerald is one of the most valuable gemstones and has always had a very high value in many cultures. The ancient Egyptians recognized the healing powers of the emerald early on, especially its effect on the eyes. Pliny the Elder wrote about it in 77 AD: "If the eyes are weakened, they are strengthened again by looking at the emerald. The gentle green of the stone drives away dullness". Nero, for example, is said to have worn an emerald as a monocle to strengthen his eyes, and it is also said of Cleopatra that she supported her beauty and youth by wearing emeralds. The emerald was already mentioned in the Bible and was considered in the Revelation of John as the fourth of the twelve foundation stones of the Jerusalem city wall.
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Wonderful Entourage Ring with Columbian Emerald & Marquise Diamonds, ca. 1970
Joie de Vivre
€ 13,980.00 *
Content 1 piece
Unit price €13,980.00 / piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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