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circa 1960s
A stunning 3.41ct Colombian Emerald ring with triangular cut diamond shoulders.

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A stunning Colombian emerald ring with triangular diamond shoulders c.1960s, the rectangular emerald of beautiful rich green colour in a simple rub over platinum setting between two triangular diamonds weighing 2.72ct between them, similary set in a finely crafted sleek mount, creating a highly geometric feel to the ring.
  • Gemstones and Other Materials3.41ct Colombian Emerald with Anchor Cert stating insignificant enhancement. 1.33ct J I1 and 1.39ct K SI2 triangular diamond with Anchor certificate
  • Condition ReportVery fine
  • SettingPlatinum
  • DimensionsCentre emerald 9.82mm x 7.09mm
Directors notes
Historically the very finest quality emeralds have been found in Colombia, in particular three key mining areas - Muzo, Coscuez and Chivor - which between them have been supplying the world with exceptional gems for many hundreds of years. Stones from these locations are widely regarded to be the most beautiful and intense in colour with a purity of green unmatched by those from any other source. Whilst the earliest record of emerald mining was in Ancient Egypt, indeed Cleopatra loved these gems so much she is reputed to have had her own mine, the beauty of the stones from Colombia could not be rivalled. Since the 16th Century these stones have been widely traded throughout Europe and their superiority in terms of colour and size meant they quickly became the most highly prized emeralds in the world. Mining in these areas continues today and they are still producing exceptional quality gems which are as desirable today as they were to the early Colombians who first discovered them.