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Edwardian Aquamarine Split Shoulder Ring

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Edwardian Aquamarine Split Shoulder Ring

$1,250.00


Description

DATE: Edwardian, c.1910

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.”

This elegant antique ring dates from the early 20th century, circa 1910. It's set with a single oval faceted aquamarine displaying the most gorgeous pale blue colour and mounted in a millegrain platinum collet setting. The band is crafted in 15 karat gold, and features exaggerated split shoulders with scroll motifs.

STONES 

0.93ct Aquamarine 

MEASUREMENTS 

Head: 7.8 x 6.3mm

Width of band: 1.9mm

WEIGHT 

3.4g

MARKS 

English hallmarks (later added)

CONDITION 

Very good, light wear commensurate with age

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