A Beautiful 6.49ct Colombian Emerald Cabochon Ring Set in 18ct Gold

A beautiful vintage emerald and gold ring 1958, centred with a rich deep green Colombian emerald, the oval cabochon weighing 6.49cts and bezel set in 18ct yellow gold which has a softly brushed satin finish, the elegantly shaped surround with tapering shoulders to a narrow D-section band. This ring has a beautiful patina and is wonderfully smooth to wear, the emerald is a fabulous colour as one would expect from finest Colombian material. This ring looks great worn on all fingers, it would work as well as a pinky ring as it would a unique and contemporary looking engagement ring.

Further Details

Gemstones and Other Materials6.49ct oval cabochon Colombian emerald with AGL certificate and minor clarity enhancement grade
Condition ReportVery fine
Setting18ct yellow gold with RW maker's mark (unknown) and London assay marks for 1958
Weight description7.3 grams
DimensionsRing head 14.4mm wide, band at centre back is 3.2mm wide
UK finger size O, US size 7

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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