Vintage 3.00ct Aquamarine and Diamond Halo Ring, c.1950s
18 Carat White Gold
A lavish 3.00 carat oval-shaped aquamarine is surrounded by a twinkling wreath of round brilliant cut diamonds. The diamonds total to 0.66 carat and have an estimated colour grade of G and VS clarity. The halo is detailed with millegrain edging, and the open basket work holding the diamonds allows the light to reach every aspects of all the stones. With the addition of decorative shoulders and a smooth shank finish in 18 carat white gold, this is a sophisticated and classically-designed ring.
Round Brilliant Cut
The standard modern round cut diamond, first invented in 1919. The stone has either 57 or 58 facets depending on whether it has a culet or not.
A granular relief pattern design on metal, produced using a chisel. The effect produces slightly raised bumps and was often used in antique pieces through to the late Art Deco era.
Gold that is silver in colour. The colour is created from yellow gold being alloyed with another silver coloured metal such as palladium or rhodium.
A bluey green transparent variety of beryl, the name is meant to suggest the colour of seawater. The gemstone aquamarine is associated with trust, harmony, friendship and good feelings in general. 7.5 - 8 on the Mohs scale. Aqua in ancient times was credited with aiding sleep, protecting sailors and counteracting the effects of poison. Read more
A term used to describe the severity of the internal and external inclusions in a gemstone. See The Four C’s for further information.
Derived from the Greek meaning ‘unbreakable’, diamond is a mineral, considered to be the most beautiful and rare of all gemstones. Diamond has been associated with love for centuries.
The diamond colour grading scale ranges from D to Z. See The Four C’s for more information.
A weight measurement of a gemstone or gold. The term is derived from the ancient used of carob seeds to balance scales when selling amounts of gold or gemstones. The term is often shortened to ‘ct’.
The section of the ring which fits round the finger. Also known as a band.
A chemical element with the symbol Au. Gold is a yellow, malleable metal which makes it perfect for use in jewellery making.
One of the most defining characteristics of a diamond is its cut. While high grades of color, clarity, and carat weight affect a diamond, it's the cut that determines the symmetry of the stone's facets, its overall proportions, and its ability to reflect light. An expertly cut diamond will achieve high levels of brilliance, sparkle, and durability. For more information and cut types, see The Four C's.
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