An exceptional and vibrant Colombian emerald and marquise three-stone diamond ring that is hand-engraved in script lettering to the inside. It reads, 'L.G. to R.E. 19 May 1896."
Yes, the exact year it was presented is carved into its history. This mesmerizing oval cabochon Colombian emerald of 1.05 carats has been gypsy set into 22k gold. Its companions in shimmer are two, choice marquise diamonds.
Rich. lush and vibrant saturated green color with touches of blue pair with excellent clarity for a superb emerald.
Something rarely encountered, the two marquise diamonds were added later than 1896. Barely detectable by a jeweler, and not at all by an observer, these two diamonds were harmoniously worked into the original ring.
Each diamond of one-third of a carat in weight (total of .67 carats) gleams with white light at a color range of F-G, and clarity of VS.
Historical Note: Since marquise diamond cuts did not enter popular use until the 20th century, particularly in the Art Deco period and subsequent, that was the mystery. While there are a few examples of marquise diamonds from earlier days (it was invented in the 18th century), they possess a different facet structure. More commonly, the shape flourished in the 1950s and after.
Gypsy set, these three create a look for any gender and suitable for everyday wear.
Comes with an EGL certificate no. 400131063D for the emerald stating this is Colombian in origin with minor clarity enhancement.