The Secret Garden

Elegant vintage ring with 1,80 ct emerald & diamonds, around 1970

"Jardin", meaning garden - this is the poetic name given to the characteristic crystalline inclusion pattern of the emerald, as paths and branches seem to wind through its deep green like plants. Like its color and cut, it is this inclusion pattern that distinguishes each emerald from another and makes each naturally grown stone unique. In the ring here, a soft green gemstone has been set with a jardin reminiscent of sprawling mosses. The ring speaks the powerful and modernist design language of the period circa 1970, its massive ring shoulders dynamically striving towards the ring head that frames the natural emerald weighing approximately 1.80ct amidst eighteen brilliant cut white diamonds. The arrangement of the brilliant-cut diamonds, weighing a combined total of about 0.46ct, follows the shape of the center stone to the left and right of it on slight arches. As is typical of the time, the gemstones are set in white gold, which is restrained in color and allows the effect of the gemstones to take precedence. We have had an independent gemmological report made on the materials, which confirms their authenticity and quality. It is delivered together with the ring.

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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.