Hope of Deliverance

Expressive Vintage Emerald & Diamond Ring , England Circa 1980

Three white diamonds and two green emeralds are set in a sparkling row. Alternately they sparkle and shine in their white and green light. In the language of jewellery, the precious setting has a symbolic meaning in addition to its beauty: for example, since the Middle Ages, the emerald, because of its fresh colour, has stood for a beginning, young, hopeful "greening" love, so to speak, while the diamond symbolises the duration of a union. Thus, the ring makes a wonderful gift to a person you have taken to your heart: A perfect love gift, and possibly even an engagement ring for a lady with a fondness for the colour green. The precious stones are showcased by airy lobed settings in high-carat white gold. A yellow gold ring band completes the expressive ring that found its way to us from the south of England. The ring has a relatively large size and is more suitable for a strong hand due to the broadly spreading setting.

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, myths and royal houses. The ancient Egyptians recognized the healing powers of the emerald early on. Especially its effect on the eyes. Even Pliny the Elder wrote about it: "If the eyes are weakened, they are strengthened again by looking at the emerald. The gentle green of the stone drives away dullness". Nero is also said to have worn an emerald as a monocle to strengthen his eyes. Cleopatra is said to have enhanced 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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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

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.