Cleopatra's Secret

Dynamic vintage emerald & diamond ring in yellow gold, circa 1990

The magnificent vintage ring presented here enchants with its dynamic gemstone arrangement. The focal point of the composition is an emerald cabochon of wonderful green color. Seven white diamonds accompany the stone and delight with their white fire. High-carat yellow gold forms an ideal stage to let the stones shine. The emerald is one of the most precious gemstones and has always held a very high value in many cultures. The ancient Egyptians recognized early on the healing powers of emerald, but 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 arrangement of the gemstones gives the piece a beautiful dynamic that adds to the magnificent impression of the piece. The vintage ring, dating from around 1990, is very well preserved and made of high quality materials. An independent appraisal is available on the materials of the ring. It found its way to us here in Berlin.

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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.