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Art Nouveau Aquamarine Crossover Ring

$700.00

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Art Nouveau Aquamarine Crossover Ring

$700.00


Description

DATE: Art Nouveau, c.1900

Cool aquamarine crossover solitaire ring in the Art Nouveau style, circa 1900. The stone is a mixed facet cushion cut, mounded in a fine collet setting. The sweeping crossover shoulders allow the stone to be offset by 45° compared with a regular north/south or east/west orientation. Crafted in 18 karat gold throughout.

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 

1.20ct Aquamarine

MEASUREMENTS 

Head: 7.8 x 9.0mm

WEIGHT 

2.2g

MARKS 

Stamped 18ct

CONDITION 

Very good, with fine antique patina

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