Gem of an Aquamarine Diamond Ring
The trend for very large rings from the post-war period continued well into the 1950s with a sudden re-emergence into the market of today. Big is beautiful and large rings have become a signature look for many women. These impressive pieces were often set with aquamarine or citrine and frequently studded with smaller accent stones of a more precious nature such as rubies and diamonds.
Perfectly illustrating that point is a fabulously massive emearld cut aquamarine of 11.43 carats claw set in a 14k white gold mounting. The ice blue stone has flashes and highlights of the most luxuriant deep blues complemented by six (6) glittering white brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated total diamond weight of .15 carats. Each of the .02 to .03 carat diamonds rests upon a white gold plinth engaged in a gentle embrace with the impressive aquamarine. The setting creates an architectural wonder with teardrop shaped openwork accenting the wide shank.
Date: Circa 1945 or a bit later.
Measurements: 11/16 of an inch (1.8 cm) in width north to south on the hand and rises 5/16 of an inch (0.9 cm) in height off the finger. Weight of 10.1 grams (6.5 dwt).
Ring Size: US 7-1/2 (UK O-1/2; Euro or Int. Circum. 56 mm; Int. Dia. 17.75; Japan 15) and easily can be sized. Ring sizing information.
Note: All gemstone weights are approximated by measurement and formula and may vary from actual if removed. All metals are acid tested.
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