Lucky opal

 

Cabochon Opal Diamond Ring

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Already back some 1000 years ago, in the Middle Ages, opal was considered to be a stone that would bring luck because it had all the colors of all the other gemstones in it. It was also believed that when wrapping an opal in a fresh bay leaf, one would turn invisible when wearing it.
Though we do not endorse the latter statement, we do believe the person who will get this opal ring will be very lucky.

French Antique Ring, baroque pearl, stork Aesops fable

French antique Object d’Art circa 1860
– Inspired by Aesops fable The Stork and the Fox –
Every now and then we run into a piece that is the cherry on our antique jewelry cake. Such is the case with this ring. So much to see, the story behind it, so much to find out about and the pleasure of holding something in your hands showing such high level of craftmanship…. one of the true pleasures in our trade.

Colombian Emerald Art Deco Ring

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We are proud to present you here an Art Deco ring with a truly magnificent Colombian emerald. This is how one wants to have an emerald. The velvetish warm green color of this stone makes it a true gem. One truly magnificent Colombian old mine emerald with a weight of 1.85 crt and hardly any ‘Jardin’. Jardin – French for “garden” – Is a group of three-phase, moss-like inclusions that are to be seen in almost every emerald and that constitute an acceptable, sometimes attractive, flaw. See the certificate for the specifications of this beauty as the pictures do not do really reveal the beauty of this gem.

Although the back of this jewel is in yellow gold, the diamonds are set in platinum. Mounted with 18kt yellow gold prawns in an entourage of small old mine cut diamonds (no less then 62) with a total weight of 1.20 carats and set in platinum gives an ovErall chique and yet unpretentious design. Look and enjoy!

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Large band Victorian gold ring rose cut diamonds 1840-1850

Here is a fine craftsmanship antique ring in gold considered to be of the Romantic Victorian Period with a large comfortable band featuring nine rose cut diamonds set in marquise shape; the rose cuts are set on foil, this is a special technique that was used to bring the lustre of the diamonds to its best quality. The ring presents elegant floral patterns and one small golden ball on each side of the setting.

The jewel is made of silver on top and backed with 18kt red gold; this technique finds its origin centuries ago, when jewelers believed that only a silver mounting could render the true beauty of a diamond. Backing the silver jewel with a (thin) layer of gold was a practical precaution taken to avoid the silver jewelry leaving black stains on clothing or skin.

During the 1840s, while the young Queen Victoria’s influence on jewel fashions was emerging, patterns for gold-work very much revolved around the natural world. These motifs suited feminine delicacy and the purely ornamental woman. In this era of peace and prosperity, wealth was displayed in jewels and especially in a sumptuous spread of gold, rich scrolls, pierced, strap-work, or gold twigs twisted and entwined with foliage.

Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration. Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament. The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveau style have their beginnings in the late Victorian era.

Antique rose cut diamonds ring Ref.11035-0021

diamonds, silver, 18kt red gold

date: 1840-1850

origin: most probably Belgium

top of ring: 1.20 cm (0.47 inch) x 1.60 cm (0.63 inch)

weight: 6.50 grams

Size: US 7½