Comparing a hand cut gemstone or diamond to one that exhibits machined precision reveals the unmatched appeal of the former.
This resplendent peridot, cut over 100 years ago, weighs in at an impressive 10.5 carats of pure color. Hues ranging from pale lime green to deep khaki are outlined and defined within the large facets. It is easy to appreciate its grand scale and bold shape.
Its setting of platinum appears as a small marvel of intricacy and detail. Acanthus leaves, patterns, mille grain beaded edged outlines, and patterns allow for light to enter to the sides and beneath the stone for maximum refraction.
Dating to circa 1900, this antique Edwardian ring is absolutely one-of-a-kind and with a peridot in a size rarely encountered.