Garden Pleasures

Unusual platinum ring with emerald & diamonds, around 1970

Which jewellery lover has not had the experience that a fine piece of jewellery can brighten up a dreary day? At least that's how we feel - the radiance of a well-cut diamond, the intense sparkle of a fine ruby or the deep blue of a sapphire brings light into a gloomy mood. We felt similarly when contemplating the magnificent emerald in this ring made of fine platinum. The gemstone's clarity and intense color are reminiscent of green Jell-O, which is further enhanced by the eight teardrop-shaped, diamond-set elements set like icing on the cake all around. Eight round-cut emeralds of similarly good quality form the lower end of the beveled ring head, whose gold-smooth work is completely subordinate to the fine gemstones. The central gemstone is shaped in the classic emerald cut. This angular cut is used especially for rough crystals in cube or column form, i.e. when nature has already given them an angular shape. Emeralds grow in large cylindrical crystals, so this cut can be used to extract the maximum beauty from the rough crystal without having to accept too much grinding loss. The first-class, transparent emerald with a weight of about 1.90 ct shows fine crystal inclusions and delicate growth features, which identify the stone as a natural emerald and which are called "jardin" (French for "garden"). A bifurcated ring rail holds the ring head securely without weighing it down. The ring is a unique hand-forged piece from the 1960s and came to us from Hanover. It comes with a detailed certificate from Idar-Oberstein describing and confirming the qualities of all materials.

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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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