Spring Morning

Expressive Entourage Ring with natural Emerald & Diamonds, Germany circa 1975

"Emeralds with diamonds are particularly beautiful, provided that the stones are beautiful in colouring and cut, this combination appears immensely fresh and graceful" - this was already known in 1894 by the influential German fashion magazine "Der Bazar". In this wonderful ring from around 1975, this timeless combination has now been reinterpreted as a sophisticated entourage ring in white gold. Jewels from the 1970s often inspire with their high-quality fittings, choice gemstones and, above all, magnificent designs that seem to capture the freedom and joie de vivre of the era. It is therefore not surprising that the present ring from the years around 1975 is exceptionally richly and magnificently equipped. The ring's protagonist, a natural emerald weighing about six carats, is a luminous green that is lifted by a double halo of brilliant-cut diamonds of wonderful quality. The stone in an almost square step cut has an almost hypnotic effect, so deep is the stone in its appearance that one can literally dive in when looking at it. An unmistakable "jardin" of fine crystal inclusions shows the naturalness of the stone with very good transparency. The radiant fire of the pure white diamonds sparkles with the emerald and underlines the intense bright green of the gemstone, whose country of origin can be stated with some certainty as Colombia, because the best emeralds were mined there. The setting and ring rail are forged from high-carat white gold and are so skilfully restrained visually that the gemstones take centre stage. The ring face, which rises like an umbel, gives the emerald and the diamonds plenty of room to unfold their power. The quality of the emerald and the diamonds have been examined by an independent laboratory in the German city of Idar-Oberstein. The enclosed certificate, which confirms the materials and value of the ring. The ring is in mint condition - a real jewel with class! A ring like the pure joy of life of a spring morning.

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, as 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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If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.

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