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Art Nouveau Aquamarine Crossover Ring



Art Nouveau Aquamarine Crossover Ring



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.”


1.20ct Aquamarine


Head: 7.8 x 9.0mm




Stamped 18ct


Very good, with fine antique patina


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