Unique 1.21ct Kite Shape Colombian Emerald Ring in 18ct Gold

A striking and unusual kite shape Colombian emerald ring by Hancocks, set to the centre with a richly saturated and vibrant Colombian emerald weighing 1.21cts bezel set in gold between angled shoulders set with a double row of calibre step-cut emeralds, all in a finely crafted handmade 18ct yellow gold mount.

Further Details

Gemstones and Other Materials1.21ct kite shape Colombian emerald with minor clarity enhancement with SSEF certificate
1.01cts total of calibre step cut emeralds
Condition ReportNew
Setting18ct yellow gold with maker's mark and London assay marks
Weight description4.2 grams
DimensionsUK finger size L 1/2, US size 6 (can be adjusted)
Head 11.2mm wide
Band 2.6mm wide

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.


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