Eternal spring

Exceptional entourage ring with emerald & navette diamonds, Vienna circa 1970

The protagonist of this ring is a luminous green emerald, lifted by a halo of marquise-cut diamonds of wonderful quality. The stone in the classic emerald cut, weighing 4.40 carats, has an almost hypnotic effect, so intense is its colour and so beautiful its brilliance. A slight so-called "jardin" of fine crystal inclusions is visible and show the naturalness of the stone with very good transparency. The radiant fire of the fine diamonds sparkles with the emerald and underlines the intense green of the gemstone, whose country of origin can be stated with some certainty as Colombia, because the best emeralds were mined there. The settings and ring shank are made from 14-karat white gold 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 shine. At the same time, the lattice-shaped under-cadence also allows light to fall into the stones from below, which thus unfold a first-class play of colour and fire. The quality of the emerald and the marquise diamonds have been examined by an independent laboratory in Idar-Oberstein. The certificate shown here, which confirms the materials and value of the ring once again and puts the value of the jewel at 16,440 Euros, is delivered with the piece. The ring came to us from Vienna, where it was made according to its hallmark. It is in first-class condition - a real jewel of pure joy of life in the colours of an eternal spring.

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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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.

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