Antique Spanish Emerald & Diamond Ring
Antique jewelry from the Iberian Peninsula are truly created using treasure from the New World. Typically ornate, Spanish and Portuguese pieces are often characterized by the high gold content.
Here a beautiful ring of 20k yellow gold features an entrancing rectangular emerald 5.5 mm by 3.55 mm centrally set with a rub over collet of gold and encased within a surround of rose and table cut diamonds. Table cuts were one of the earliest cuts of diamonds and are distinguished from others with a flat bottom, flat top surface and four simple equal bevels or facets. The reverse displays a closed back setting with handmade impressions on the perimeter.
Date: 18th century. This design and form was produced for many decades; it would be imprudent to be more precise regarding the date.
Measurements: 9/16 of an inch (1.4 cm) in length north to south on the finger by 9/16 of an inch (1.5 cm) in width. Weight of 5.3 grams (3.4 dwt).
Ring Size: US 7-1/2 (UK P; Euro or Int. Circum 55.3 mm; Int. Dia. 17.75 mm; Japan 15) and easily can be sized to fit most. Ring sizing information.
Condition: Very good for its age. Bezel around a number of stones is minutely misshapen and is only visible with magnification; two to three diamonds possibly replaced with rose cut diamonds – one of these diamonds is naive cut.
Origin: Spanish or Portuguese in origin.
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