Classic Entourage Ring with Emerald & Diamonds in White Gold, circa 1980
It is hard to imagine the history of 20th century jewellery without the cluster ring. The typical cluster ring presents a coloured stone in its centre, surrounded by a halo of white diamonds. Only details indicate the exact age of such a timeless piece of jewellery: The metal used, for example, the hallmarks, the diamond cuts and the design itself. The present ring was created in the last decades of the 20th century and features a spring-green emerald. The stone shows a delicate "jardin" (from French for garden), the characteristic inclusion pattern of this gemstone. Ten brilliant-cut diamonds of one carat altogether surround the stone and intensify its color effect. Fine claws as well as a gallery setting of high-carat white gold hold the gemstones. The ring shank flattens towards the top so that only the narrow side is visible, giving the ring a particularly delicate appearance. We discovered the ring in Nuremberg. An independent appraisal from Idar-Oberstein has confirmed the quality of the gemstones. It will be delivered with the ring.
"We already look with pleasure at the green of herbs and leaves. But we still prefer to look at emeralds, for their green is the most beautiful of all. Moreover, they are the only gems which fill the eyes without saturating them; indeed, when the eyes are weakened by exertions of other kinds, they are strengthened again by gazing upon emeralds [...] for their gentle green dispels the dullness of them." (Nat. Hist. 37.16) The beauty and effect of gemstones already preoccupied the people of antiquity. The quotation reproduced here is from Pliny the Elder, a Roman scholar from Como. In the year 77 A.D. he compiled the knowledge about nature of that time in a work, the Naturalis Historia or Natural History.
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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.