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Rare 17th C. Enamel Emerald & Diamond Ring
Rare 17th C. Enamel Emerald & Diamond Ring
Rare 17th C. Enamel Emerald & Diamond Ring
Rare 17th C. Enamel Emerald & Diamond Ring
Rare 17th C. Enamel Emerald & Diamond Ring
Rare 17th C. Enamel Emerald & Diamond Ring
Rare 17th C. Enamel Emerald & Diamond Ring
Rare 17th C. Enamel Emerald & Diamond Ring
Rare 17th C. Enamel Emerald & Diamond Ring

Story

The decorative rings of the seventeenth century were typically characterized by a high gold content, table cut diamonds or colored gems and the use of enamel.

The one illustrated here is centrally set with an emerald in 20k yellow gold and shoulders or wings of silver appointed on each side with a trio of diamonds. The table cut emerald (7 by 6.5 mm, 1 carat) is placed in a gold rub over bezel with incised designs along its sides.

The gemstone is set upon a castellated gallery of silver featuring at its side five table cut diamonds and one rose cut. Table cuts are one of the earliest facet structures utilized and they predate the rose or any of the variations of the brilliant cut.

The early diamonds, with flat tops and four narrow and simple facets on the edges, are set in deep bulbous pillows of silver.

Much of the under-gallery is embellished with the original deep teal green enamel punctuated with tiny white enamel dots. The 20k yellow gold shank is a vision of detail and displays abstracted imagery of the clasped or intertwined hands and arms of a male and female swathed in period dress.

Note: Due to its great age, we do not recommend this for use an an engagement ring or every day ring.

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Item 18060

Rare 17th C. Enamel Emerald & Diamond Ring

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Date: Late 17th century.

Ring size: 7.25 and may be sized. Contact us for details.

Measurements: 3/8 of an inch (0.9 cm) in length north to south on the hand by 1-1/2 inches (1.8 cm) in width. Weight of 3.9 grams.

Condition: Excellent for an age of more than 300 years. Wear to the facets and surface of the emerald visible with a loupe or upon close inspection; one diamond chipped; one diamond replaced with an antique rose cut diamond. General wear to gold; enamel is about 40% present.

Origin: Possibly Spanish.

Historical Notes: The technique of enameling had been one of the primary ornamental elements used in jewelry during the Renaissance and later. At its peak artistically from the 15th through the 17th century, precious gems and diamonds were not only very costly, they were extremely scarce. Decorative enamel became “the jewel” for the front and backs of pieces.

The 18th century’s explorations expanded to reveal more diamond and gemstone mines. Although still steep in price, these gems became more available and integrated into the jewelry of the time. The use of enameling waned often relegated to only the reverse of jewels.

Story

The decorative rings of the seventeenth century were typically characterized by a high gold content, table cut diamonds or colored gems and the use of enamel.

The one illustrated here is centrally set with an emerald in 20k yellow gold and shoulders or wings of silver appointed on each side with a trio of diamonds. The table cut emerald (7 by 6.5 mm, 1 carat) is placed in a gold rub over bezel with incised designs along its sides.

The gemstone is set upon a castellated gallery of silver featuring at its side five table cut diamonds and one rose cut. Table cuts are one of the earliest facet structures utilized and they predate the rose or any of the variations of the brilliant cut.

The early diamonds, with flat tops and four narrow and simple facets on the edges, are set in deep bulbous pillows of silver.

Much of the under-gallery is embellished with the original deep teal green enamel punctuated with tiny white enamel dots. The 20k yellow gold shank is a vision of detail and displays abstracted imagery of the clasped or intertwined hands and arms of a male and female swathed in period dress.

Note: Due to its great age, we do not recommend this for use an an engagement ring or every day ring.

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