Perfection: Art Deco Emerald and Diamond Ring Platinum, Sweden c. 1930
This is the quintessential Art Deco emerald and diamond ring! I gasped when I first saw it and am so thrilled to have it here at the store. The balance and design are as good as it gets and holy cow what a stone! The octagonal cut natural emerald weighs approximately 3.10ct and is that most desirable color, a deeply saturated medium-strong very slighly bluish Green (vslbG 5/5). This emerald comes with a GIA certificate and has been designated as F1 minor treatment--the next step up is untreated. making this an exceptionally fine stone. This emerald has great clarity as well and it is vibrant and alive when worn. I also love the antique octagonal cut! It has a really gorgeous crown that is soooo Deco!
Now let's talk about the wonderful setting: forty single cut diamonds weighing approximately .40ctw with G-H Color and VS1-SI1 Clarity are bead set in a hand-millegrained frame that has the all architectural hallmarks of Art Deco jewelry. The gallery has swirling scroll-shaped openwork and is curved to conform to the finger so the ring sits very flat. Stamped with hallmarks for platinum and Sweden circa 1930's. There is also a worn engraving inside the shank that says "Ebba" (a Swedish name) and possibly "January".
I will personally be sad to see this ring go, but I know whoever gets this ring will adore it as much as I do! Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions, I am happy to tell you more about this beauty and send more photos.
Currently a size 8.5 and can be resized as needed. The face of the ring measures 13mm x 15.6mm and stands 5mm from the finger when worn. The emerald measures 9.86 x 7.47 x 5.54mm. There are several small chips to the face of the emerald as is consistent with emeralds of this age, but it is in very good condition. All stones are secure in their settings. Though we did not request origin when having this stone graded, we guarantee it to be Columbian.
**A note about emeralds: Emeralds are a soft stone that should not be worn all the time. Anyone thinking about an emerald as an engagement ring needs to be very comfortable with the idea that you can't just put it on and never take it off. Always be aware of an emerald ring on your finger! You can severely damage an emerald with impact. Emerald jewelry needs to be stored in its own box, away from other pieces. That being said, I can personally attest that it is a complete delight to wear an emerald engagement ring if you are careful!