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Modern white gold ring with emerald & trapeze diamonds, circa 2000

In addition to round-cut brilliant-cut diamonds, there are a multitude of other cut options for the hardest mineral on earth. Especially in the Art Deco years, people loved to give the precious stones angular shapes that wonderfully complemented the graphic designs of the time. Thus we encounter baguette-cut diamonds for the first time in jewels of those years. Following the cool graphic design principle of Art Deco, the present ring of the years around 2000 shows itself in a crystalline design. The goldsmith has made a precious emerald-cut diamond of flawless quality and excellent colour the focal point of the hand-forged white gold ring. The stone, weighing half a carat, is white, clear and free of inclusions. Four trapezoid-cut diamonds set the ring shoulders to great effect and also in excellent quality. High-carat white gold and a fine setting of five white diamonds in unusual cuts come together here to create a harmonious design that appears timelessly elegant. A first-class jewel that will not lose its appeal in the years to come. The ring comes with an independent appraisal.

The term "Top Wesselton" was introduced in reference to a diamond mine named Wesselton, in which a particularly large number of diamonds in fine white were found. The mine itself is named after J. J. Wessels Senior, the owner of the Benaaudheidfonein farm, on which the Wesselton mine originated in 1890 as a result of diamond discoveries. The mine, which was active until 2005, is located in South Africa, near the border between the Cape Colony and the Orange River Colony. In 1891 the mine was taken over by the De Beers diamond group. The diamonds of the Wesselton Mine are characterized by their exceptionally good quality and their freedom from inclusions to the greatest possible extent. As in the case of the Top Wesselton, the other names such as River are derived from the places of origin of the diamonds so named. River-quality gemstones have been found primarily in alluvial deposits - that is, in rivers (source: Renesim).

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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.