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Vintage Ring 2.54ct Demantoid garnet diamonds platinum engagement ring (7397)

Vintage Ring 2.54ct Demantoid garnet diamonds platinum engagement ring (7397)

Regular price $14,500.00 USD
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Vintage ring. Platinum, diamonds, demantoid garnets. Made in London, United Kingdom, circa 1970's. Suitable to be worn as an engagement ring. Independent appraisal.

Measurements: Weight is 4.40 grams. With sizer, US size 10.5 (can easily be altered). Demantoid garnet is 2.54ct; diamonds are 0.36ct.

Description : Solitaire ring. A stupendous demantoid garnet is the queen of this show. Twinkling, gleaming and shining bright from glowing light green to deep forest and emerald green, depending on how the light catches it. Constantly changing with every tiny breath of the wearer.
The demantoid garnet is held up by 6 broad prongs, each set with small diamonds forming ribbons and loops on the sides of the bezel (the top of the ring). The diamonds, while very small, were appraised as being of a good color and quality.
The shank is very simple - plain platinum ring.
Since the ring was originally made for a large person, it had an insert which sized it down and can easily be removed placed inside.

Marks and Metal: The shank is hallmarked inside with 3 marks. It is quite difficult to read the marks because of the insert. From the outside, the date letter with a script 'D' and the leopard head denoting London are quite legible. The 3rd mark is not possible for me to read because it's too close to the insert.

Condition: Good with minor wear commensurate with age. Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer.

THE STORY: Demantoid garnets were only discovered in Russia during the late 19th century. Ever since then, their eye-popping color has drawn connoisseurs and collectors as well as the wealthy woman of taste. The problem was that even then, they were quite rare and have got increasingly so as the years went bye. While small demantoids could be found fairly easily, any stone over a carat was a rarity and its value skyrocketed exponentially as the size went up. Today, this is still very much the case as these stones are increasingly sought after and difficult to find.
A quick search of the internet brings up the following:
Demantoid was first discovered in Russia's Ural Mountains in 1851, and from that time through the early 1900s they were popular in Russia and used in the finest jewelers' workshops, often seen in Carl Fabergé's jewelry and precious objects made for the Czars.
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