Vintage Ballerina Ring with Emerald & Diamonds, circa 1970

The quality of an emerald is determined above all by its purity and its color. The color should be reminiscent of the glow of the rainforest, intensely green and animated by its own fire. In addition, there should be a beautiful inclusion in the stone, the so-called jardin. This is what makes a natural emerald, because no emerald is completely clear and translucent. Rather, it is the silky sheen of the inclusions that determines its beauty. The ring here presents at its center an emerald to which these quality characteristics apply. Weighing about 1.15 ct, the stone glows an intense, warm green. And inside it shimmers a velvety jardin like a wall of mist in a tropical forest. Both together, color and jardin, suggest the origin of the stone in South America, the classic origin of the emerald. The ring that sets this gemstone is designed in the shape of a "ballerina ring". It is a variation of the classic entourage ring, that is, the ring shape in which a large central stone is framed by a ring of diamonds. In ballerina rings, the surrounding diamonds are no longer brilliant-cut, but trapezoidal cuts are chosen, reminiscent of the folds of a fanned-out tutu seen from above: just as if one were looking out of an opera box at the ballerinas that Edgar Degas loved to paint. The 40 trapezoidal-cut diamonds are of exquisite quality with very beautiful clarity and shine in brilliant white. A total of 1.20 ct of diamonds are arranged in a dynamic wave play around the wonderful emerald. The stones are set in cool, shimmering platinum. An independent appraisal has confirmed the quality of the materials and comes with the ring.

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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.