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Art Deco 5.2ct Aquamarine Solitaire Ring

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Art Deco 5.2ct Aquamarine Solitaire Ring

$1,500.00


Description

DATE: Art Deco, c.1930

A stunning Art Deco period aquamarine solitaire ring dating from the 1930s. The stone weights approximately 5.2 carats and is an unusually deep cut (octagonal mixed cut with step facets on the crown, and brilliant on the pavilion). It displays the most gorgeous pale blue colouration and rests in a four claw platinum ring mount with a flat profile band.

Aquamarine takes its name from the Latin word for "seawater", on account of it's dreamy pale blue (sometimes slightly greeny) hue. Like emerald, it is a member of the beryl family of gemstones, and has been prized - since ancient times - by sailors and seafarers who believe the stone will attract good luck and prosperity on sea voyages. The Romans believed that if an aquamarine was carved into the shape of a frog, it would reconcile enemies and and settle old scores. Another Roman legend tells that the stone can absorb the essence of young love: “When blessed and worn, it joins in love, and does great things.”

STONES 

5.2ct Aquamarine

MEASUREMENTS 

Head: 10.4 x 9.1mm

Rise off finger: 7.4mm

Width of band: 1.6mm

WEIGHT 

3.7g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as platinum

CONDITION 

Very good, light wear to the aquamarine

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