20th C. Aquamarine & Diamond Platinum Ring
The second half of the 20th century saw rather drastic shifts in jewelry design, gem and color preference and metal of choice. Perhaps the most radical change was in the actual configuration of pieces. This transition occurred in a gradual progression and did not eliminate the more traditional form with updated sensibilities.
With a move to platinum and white gold and softer colors, this striking rectangular or emerald cut aquamarine ring well represents its place in the time line of jewelry. The platinum octagonal setting suits the linear aspects of the rectangular gem and the superb 2.75 carat stone is mounted in a smooth collet similar to Bulgari rings of the late 20th century. A cascading staircase of six (6) single cut diamonds on each side flanks the pale pastel colored gemstone for a total estimated diamond weight of 12 points.
Measurements: Greater than 3/8 of an inch (1.0 cm) in width north to south on the hand and rises 1/4 of an inch (0.6 cm) from the finger. Weight of 4.5 grams (2.9 dwt).
Ring Size: US 6-1/4 (UK L-3/4; Euro 16.625, 52.5 mm) and can be easily sized.
Ring sizing information.
Condition: Very good; expertly re-shanked with platinum.
Date: Mid to later 20th century
Note: All diamond and gemstone weights are approximate as the stones have not been removed in order to preserve the integrity of the setting.