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Colombian Emerald and Diamond Halo Ring

$57,500

This antique Edwardian gold-shanked ring is set with a four-and-a-half carat oval-cut emerald, exhibiting the classic slightly bluish-green that signifies its rare and desirable Colombian origin. Encircled by a double line of fiery old mine-cut diamonds in a gentle halo, serving as a delicate mounting of platinum-topped 18K gold, this impressive emerald makes a sizable, sparkling adornment for the hand.

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Item #: R-17508
Circa: 1910
Size: 5 (this ring may be resized, please contact us for further information) 
Materials: Oval-cut faceted Colombian emerald (weighing approximately 4.50 carats); Old mine-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.77 carat); Platinum-topped 18K gold
Documentation: Together with American Gemological Laboratory (AGL) certificate #CS69904, stating that the stone exhibits "Insignificant Traditional Treatment," and is of Colombian origin

Emeralds have been valued by South American peoples for thousands of years, but trade in them went global in the 16th century, when the gem-loving Mughal emperors began buying them up through trade with Spain.
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