We spotted this ring a mile away on our last buying trip and just had to have it. A gorgeous original art deco piece set with a glowing light green emerald of approximately 1.60ct to the centre. The fine natural emerald flashes from the pale blue to vivid green as it is turned in the light and is beautifully peppered with natural mineral inclusions throughout, characteristic emeralds are known for.
Overall, the stone is in excellent condition considering its near 100 years old with only a few small chips visible with a loupe, and one surface reaching inclusion that runs across the table of the emerald, this wear only seen with magnification is expected with an emerald of this age.
Whilst there is no doubt that the emerald draws your eye in, once you start looking at the incredible and unique setting that surrounds it you truly fall in love with this piece. The mount is a testament to art deco design, with elegant lines of diamonds interspersed with fine swirls of white gold and engraved detailing. Set with an estimated 0.30ct of antique diamonds there is something to marvel at every angle of this exceptional deco piece There is some softening to portions of the metal and some superficial wear to the mount but otherwise the ring is in excellent condition.
However, this is not where our love affair with this ring ends, as inside we find a beautiful original inscription. Hand etched to the inside of the shank are the words “M.M.O to M. M. ..’ber 1928”. Although sadly some of the inscription has been lost with time it helps us date and authenticate this important piece, whilst offering a little insight to its sentimental history.
1928 Fine 1.60ct Emerald Deco Ring
Stones: Emerald and diamond
Emerald Carat: 1.60ct approx. (7.7mm x 7.4mm x 4.5mm)
Diamond Cut: Old cut/ eight cut
Diamond Carat: 0.30ct approx. (0.7mm -1.1mm)
Dimensions of Head: 12.5mm – 11mm
Metal: 18ct gold, tested
Ring Size: M ½ (US 6.25)