Emerald, king of the beryl family, has been regarded as a mystical stone since antiquity. According to legend, one could see into the future by placing an emerald under the tongue. Worn on the person, it could protect against evil spells and cure diseases. Magical and curative properties aside, it has been prized for millennia for its incomparable verdant color. Pliny the Elder put it best when he wrote of the emerald, "Nothing greens greener." This c. 1820 ring is crafted in buttery 18k gold with an alternating patten of vibrant emeralds in closed settings and stacked rose cut diamond in au jour settings. Please note that the center emerald has a chip on one corner.
18k gold (tests), 4 2.5mm rose cut diamonds, 2 3mm x 3.2mm emeralds, 1 3.5mm x 3.6mm center emerald (one corner is chipped)
Very good - one corner of the center emerald is chipped
7.5, can be very slightly resized; 6mm at the widest point of the face, 2.2mm shank
1714 — 1837
please note:Terms of Sale
Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.