Edwardian Diamond Emerald Bypass Ring 18k Gold Platinum Engagement

$ 7,500.00

Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt, adored emeralds. She also spoke a dozen languages, led a naval fleet into battle, conquered her own brother for the throne, was highly educated, and used emeralds in her royal adornments. She is regarded as one of the most beautiful people to ever exist. Even Plutarch regarded her character with the phrase, “irresistible charm”. Who could blame him? She started a drinking society with Mark Antony and called it, “Inimitable Livers”. Rumor has it, the club had nightly feasts and wine-binges, and they wandered Alexandria’s streets in disguise to play tricks on residents. Her love affair with emeralds encouraged the naming of an ancient, Egyptian emerald deposit, they called it ‘Cleopatra’s Mine’. I like to think that emeralds helped to make her as irresistible as she was. It’s hard not to find the spellbinding luscious green of an emerald enchanting.

This particular square of rich green emerald plays point/counterpoint with a wonderfully sparkly white diamond on this lovely bypass or ’toi et moi’ ring. The ring was hand crafted of 18 karat gold in about 1900-1910, the stones are set in platinum. The emerald is a faceted square cushion cut which measures 5.2x5.2x3.1 mm and weighs approximately .55 carats. The diamond is an Old European cut which measures 5.2x5.2x3.1 mm and weighs about .55 carats. There are an additional 10, 1.35 mm diamonds of about .01 carats each. The ring is unmarked but has been carefully acid tested to verify the metal content, it measures 8.5 mm north to south at the face and 9 mm across, sits 5 mm off the finger and narrows to 1.4 mm at the back of the band. This ring could be French by the looks of it, even though it has no marks. The ring weighs 3.2 grams and is a size 8.75, this one could be resized a bit by our jeweler.

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