Green Jelly

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. I felt similarly when contemplating the magnificent emerald in this white gold ring. The clarity and intense color of the gemstone are reminiscent of delicious Jell-O, so clear and bright green is the natural emerald. Twenty small diamonds frame the gemstone, with the goldsmith's work completely subordinating itself to the fine gemstones. The central gemstone is shaped in the so-called antique cut, a facet cut that appears cushion-shaped. This cut is used just like the classic emerald cut, 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 a maximum of beauty from the rough crystal without having to accept too great a loss in polish. The top-quality transparent emerald, weighing approximately 2.95 ct, shows fine crystal inclusions and only very delicate growth features that identify the stone as a natural emerald and are referred to as "jardin" (French for "garden"). The ring is a hand-forged unique piece from around 1970 and came to us from Vienna. 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.