The secret garden

Powerful vintage ring with 2.50 ct emerald & diamonds, around 1970

Jardin, meaning garden - this is the poetic name for the characteristic crystalline inclusion of the emerald, as paths and branches seem to wind through its deep green like plants. Like its colour and cut, it is this inclusion pattern that distinguishes each emerald from another, making the naturally grown stone unique. Here, such an intensely green gemstone has been set in a design that speaks to the powerful and modernist design language of the period circa 1970. The tripartite ring shoulders dynamically strive towards the ring head, which frames the natural emerald amidst ten diamonds. The arrangement of the white diamonds, which together weigh approximately 0.94 ct, follows the shape of the center stone, which is unusual in that it is set transversely and weighs approximately 2.50 ct. As is typical of the time, the gemstones are set in white gold, which is restrained in colour 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. A great opportunity to get your hands on a real jewel!

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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.