Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Emerald, Diamond Platinum Ring 10379-4986

 5.395,00 VAT incl. (where applicable)

This marvelous rectangle-shape Mid-Century (1950-1970) ring features ±3.15ct Emerald decorated with ±0.25ct (I S1) Baguette Cut Diamonds crafted in Platinum.

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Details: ±3.15ct Emerald, ±0.25ct (I S1) Baguette Cut Diamonds, Platinum Ring.
Dispatches from a small business in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Size: 17.32 NL / 54.4 FR / 7 US / N½ UK
Dimensions: H 0.6 x L 1.5 x W 1 cm.
Weight in grams: 4,5.
Condition: Very good condition – slightly used with small signs of wear.

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Area Information

The 1950s jumped and jived their way into our hearts with rock 'n' roll, the birth of the "Beat" Generation, the launch of Sputnik, the beginnings of the space race and the knowledge that we were all living in a nuclear world. Dubbed the "Atomic Age," the art world seized its symbols and created an aesthetic that found it's way into nearly every aspect of design from architecture to zippers, fabrics to formica, including the diverse subject matter of 50s jewelry.
In 1947, Christian Dior introduced a new look in fashion that brought femininity back, rejecting the somber wartime silhouette. A fitted bodice and décolleté neckline atop a full skirt flowing out from a tight-fitted waistline called for a newly revised design aesthetic for the fashion's complimentary jewels and accessories. When it came to jewelry the phrase "the more the merrier" seemed apropos.
To punctuate this elegant display of elan, diamonds set in platinum swept across the feminine décolletage and swirled on lobes newly revealed by upswept hair which was held in place by diamond clips. DeBeers Diamond Corporation ensured that the demand for diamonds would not wane with their 'A Diamond is Forever' campaign. By an ingenious focus on using a multitude of smaller diamonds instead of a large focal gem they were able to promote diamonds to every income level, especially the rapidly growing middle class. They cleverly awarded prizes to jewelers worldwide who encompassed beauty, design, function and most of all, diamonds, in their modern compositions.

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Material Information

Emerald

Emeralds are one of the three main precious gemstones (along with rubies and sapphires) and are known for their fine green to bluish green colour. They have been treasured throughout history, and some historians report that the Egyptians mined emerald as early as 3500 BC.

Baguette Cut Diamond

The baguette diamond cut has a rectangular shape and belongs to the group of the so-called step cuts, which are made with parallel facets arranged in a terrace-like fashion. Baguette-cut diamonds usually have 14 facets and come in smaller carat weights than other cuts.

Platinum

The element platinum derives its name from the Spanish Platina del Pinto which translates to 'little silver from the Pinto' (said to be a river near Popayan, Columbia in which alluvial platinum was first found by the Spanish Conquistadors). Its white metallic luster leaves little doubt as to why the Spanish chose the name.

Platinum belongs to a group of elements, fittingly called the platinum group of metals. Apart from platinum the group comprises Osmium, Iridium, Palladium, Rhodium and Ruthenium. Platinum is often found as natural alloys containing one or more of these other elements and it wasn't until 1804 that all but one of the elements were isolated and named.

Platinum is malleable, ductile and very strong. In addition, it does not tarnish and it doesn't corrode making it a highly prized metal and extremely suitable for the manufacture of fine jewelry.

Size

17.32 NL / 54.4 FR / 7 US / N½ UK

Dimensions

H 0.6 x L 1.5 x W 1 cm

Gender

Weight (in grams)

4,5

Condition

Very good condition – slightly used with small signs of wear

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