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18th CenturyIberian EmeraldFlower Ring


This mid 18th century Iberian ring is modeled in warm 18k yellow gold. Beautifully hand-wrought in the shape of a flower, this giardinetti ring features an array of verdant emeralds that were no doubt sourced from the mines of the then Spanish colony of Colombia. The reverse of the head is delicately engraved in a continuation of the floral theme - a thoughtful and exquisite detail on a part of the ring seen by so few. It looks like the ring was re-shanked at some point in history.


  • Materials

    18k yellow gold (tests), 6 x 1.5mm emeralds, 4 x 2mm emeralds, 2 x 2.5mm emeralds, 1 x 3mm emerald

  • Age

    c. 1750

  • Condition

    Very good - some minor abrasion to the emeralds commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    6, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 2mm hoop





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