Antique Early Victorian Emerald and Diamond Ring

Emeralds are the color of new spring growth, of lucky shamrocks, and fresh scented pine needles. They’re filled with lore as centuries ago they were believed to invoke magic. They were Cleopatra’s favorite gemstone, and she used emeralds in her royal adornments. Aristotle is rumored to have encouraged wearing emeralds around one’s neck to keep sickness away. I can’t say if emeralds hold magical powers but I can say they’re mesmerizing, elegant, and enchanting.

This antique Victorian emerald and diamond gold ring was handcrafted in England, around 1850. It was made in 18 karat gold. This piece features seven faceted emeralds, with the center, and largest, measuring 3.2 x 2.7 mm. Patterned around the emeralds are four round white diamonds, measuring 1.4 mm in diameter. There are no marks and it has been acid tested. The face measures 15 x 8.4 x 3.4 and the bandwidth is 2 mm. This ring is a size 6.5 and weighs 2.6 grams.

Emeralds are the birthstone of May, perfect for springtime, and lovely as new green leaves.



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