I’ve got a fabulous ring roundup to share with you on this lovely Thursday. Emeralds and diamonds is one of my favorite combinations – so brightly vivid. I’ve gathered some wonderful examples here for us to oogle.
This is my favorite of this batch, which is quite an accomplishment in such company. It’s antique, from 1895, and features an old mine-cut diamond (approximately 0.85 carat) and an emerald-cut emerald (approximately 0.60 carat) in a moi-and-toi crossover design. The setting is yellow gold and platinum, and the shoulders are adorned with rose-cut diamonds.
This fabulous ring is Art Deco, circa 1930, which should give you a hint that I really like it. The center stone is a large, oval cabochon-shaped emerald flanked by tapered baguette emeralds and with a diamond set border.
How much do I love this Belle Epoque emerald and diamond cluster ring? So much. It presents such an interesting shape, I’d love to see it on a finger. The trap-cut emerald is set within two rows of millegrain-set rose diamonds. Outside of the double halo, the ring has bow-shaped, diamond-set shoulders. The octagonal double halo of diamonds makes this a very regal piece.
Here’s something different. This Art Nouveau beauty boasts a large cabochon emerald wreathed in platinum and diamond leaves. There’s something very elvin about this one, I think.
Isn’t this one glorious? It’s an insert ring – the inner band separates from the emerald pieces. But I think it still counts. It’s Art Deco style, although the auction house doesn’t give a date. It centers an old European-cut diamond (approximately 3.14 carats), flanked by 2 half moon-shaped and 2 bullet-shaped diamonds, edged by 32 single-cut diamonds and further edged by 26 round emeralds.