Emerald Ring Circa 1890 with Mine cut Center Gemstone of 80 points of Emerald, with Rose Cut Diamonds:

Victorian Emerald Ring

The ring is handmade of 15 karat (test) yellow gold marked 14 karat later. The setting is made by the lost was method of casting and it is a one of a kind ring. T he tulip designs around the center Emerald are in white gold and hold six of the rose cut diamonds. Then two .03 carats of rose cut diamonds are set on each side of the Emerald.
Rose cut diamonds were introduced as early as the 1500's and were popular until the early 1900's. The shape of a rose cut diamond resembles the petals of a rose bud. The bottom is flat. The crown is domed shaped and the facets meet in a point in the center. The number of facets varies from 3, 6, 12, 18, to 24 facets.

The center Emerald Gemstone is 80 points of a carat and is Mine Cut. This is very unusual for an emerald to be cut in the pattern. The stone is extra fine quality and wonderfully clear .
The emerald is cut in a style that is called Mine Cut. The mine cut gemstone is the earliest form of the modern brilliant cut, and it is also called the cushion cut, old miner and triple cut brilliant.
Emerald Facts:
Emeralds belong to the mineral family of beryl bearing good hardness graded 7 to 8 on Mohs' scale of hardness, owing their intense green color to the elements of chromium and vanadium.
The mining of Emeralds has been dated back to more than 3,000 years ago, during the time of the Ancient Egyptian Empire. Emerald bracelets, Emerald earrings and Emerald rings have all been worn and sought after since ancient times.

The "green fire" was so mesmerizing and highly valued in the courts of Europe that the Spanish Conquistadors went on a bloody campaign to find the location of the emerald mines in South America. Emerald green is the color of life and of eternally returning spring. For centuries, however, it has also been the color of beauty and of eternal love. Even in ancient Rome green was the color dedicated to Venus, goddess of love and beauty. Today there are still many cultures and religions where green holds a special position. Splendid Emerald green is a color communicating harmony, love of nature and a primeval joy of life. You cannot ever get too much of this unique color, as Pliny already pointed out "Green is pleasant to the eye without tiring it.”. Green is characterized as fresh and full of life, never as monotonous, Emerald green in all its hues and shades will preserve its vivid energy. Emeralds were used in the Middle Ages to foretell the future; emerald also guarded against evil spirits and was believed to cure a range of ailments from poor eyesight to infertility. Historically, emerald has been closely associated with love, since the ancient Romans dedicated this gem to Venus. Emerald has also signified hope, new growth and eternal life since it is the "color of spring." In fact, the French refer to the natural inclusions in emeralds as "jardin," French for "garden. . . Emeralds mean “Success in Love” in the Victorian Language of Gems.
This ring is in excellent condition and is a size 7.5 and has been sized at one time and can be resize again smaller or larger without devaluing its worth as an investment.

Price: $1,150.00