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1970s 18K Gold, Lapis Lazuli and Diamond Bombé Ring

$6,500
Dating from the 1970s, this lapis and diamond ring is set in 18K gold. The bombé form centers a shaped field of pavé-set diamonds framed by four arched lapis plaques extending along the domed shoulders. Opulent and playful, perfect for cocktail time, this bold, voluminous ring offers rich color and sparkle for the hand.
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Item #: R-21021
Circa: 1970s
Size: 6 (this ring can be sized; please contact the gallery for further information)
Materials: 4 shaped lapis lazuli (approximate total weight 6.88 carats); 27 round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.72 carat); 18K Gold
Signed: 18K 6.88 0.72

Hardstones such as lapis lazuli, once popular in the high French jewelry of the Art Deco period, returned to fashion in the 1960s and 1970s. Its roots as a favorite colored stone for jewelry, however, date from millennia ago when lapis was a divine material worn by goddess figures in Mesopotamia and by the royalty, both men and women, of Egypt. Its ancient source was limited to a remote region of Afghanistan, and, before people bred pack animals, it was sought out and carried home on foot by civilizations thousands of kilometers away.
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