Vintage Retro Amethyst and Diamond Ring in 18k Gold, c. 1950

She was the non-traditional kind. She preferred combat boots to t-straps and geometrically patterned cardigans to tailored pea coats. So when he bent down on one knee in the middle of the Carlsbad Caverns with stalactites and stalagmites all around, she said yes and threw her hands over her mouth before he even asked the question, “Darling, will you marry me?” He still said his speech – something about eternity and adventures and togetherness. He still opened the box and revealed the precious gem hidden inside. Her eyes grew wider than he thought was possible and they spent the rest of the day discussing in-laws and types of cake. 

Talk about breathtaking! This French ring made circa 1950 features a 5+ carat amethyst gem which is step cut and set in 18 karat gold. The shoulders of the ring hold round cut diamonds set in 18 karat white gold. The amethyst measures 12.2 x 10 x 5.21 mm and weighs approximately 5.21 carats. It is a medium purple, clean and clear. With the naked eye, there are no visible defects. There are four white diamonds in total, equaling .1 carats. This ring is fully hallmarked with a Maker’s Mark that reads, ‘FANTIN’. The ‘750’ mark means 18 karat gold. It is also marked with an owl – indicating this piece was made in France. The number ‘75’ near it, meaning Paris. There is another hallmark, ’97 VI’. This beauty is a size 6.625 and weighs 7.1 grams. 

This is one of those pieces that when you know, you know. As an engagement ring, or an anniversary gift, this stunner is sure to please. A ring special enough for a little black dress, casual enough for jeans and a tee. 

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 Item ID:RGA19328VA




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