Renaissance Flair - Antique Victorian Emerald Ring
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What is there not to love about the verdant green of an emerald? Here a square cut emerald sits proudly atop a throne of gold. Medium green in color, it measures 6 mm by 7 mm. A Renaissance feel permeates the setting with its fleur-de-lis motif crown and intricate open worked sides. More than likely having taken its inspiration from the revival styles of the mid-19th century, this ring takes on a regal ambience.
The emerald rises up 1/4 of an inch high off the finger. A perfect foil to the emerald's shimmer, the intricate gold work stands out as something beyond the usual. The ring measures 3/8 of an inch at the widest (.9 cm) and is currently a size US 6-3/4 (UK 9; Euro 17.25; 54 mm). In very good condition there is light wear to the band; two tiny irregularities to the edge of the emerald apparent only with magnification. The emerald has moderate to full inclusions visible with a loupe or upon very close inspection. Circa 1850.