The jewel, which is so well adapted to a woman’s adornment, is a combination of the riches of nature and art; it is concentrated brilliancy, the quintessence of light…. In the bowels of the earth, in the deserted channels of exhausted torrents, in the gloomy depths of the mineral world, stars are concealed that rival in their beauty those of the firmament. The fresh spendours of dawn, the sun’s incandescent rays, the magnificent sunsets, the brilliant colours of the rainbow, all are found enclosed in a morsel of pure carbon or in the centre of a stone…. uniting as though urged by the secret instinct of the beautiful, to compose prismatic forms of astonishing regularity… ~Charles Blanc, Art in Ornament and Dress, 1875
The Rare & Unique NO OIL Zambian Emerald And Diamond Ring By TAKAT is a simply stunning and substantial (AGL,GIA and GRS Certified) NO OIL Zambian Emerald is the star of this classic platinum ring. The 23.43cts vibrant green Emerald is embraced on either side by GIA certified fancy yellow radiant cut diamond 3.53cts each with diamond pave band.
GIA Certified Colombian Emerald of exquisite color, weighing 3.66 carats total. 170 Round brilliant cut white diamonds, F color, VS2 clarity, excellent cut and brilliance, weighing 1.11 carats total. 18k white and yellow gold with antique style.
This engagement ring setting is the perfect compliment to the center old mine cushion cut diamond as the intense royal blue sapphire’s truly puts the focus on its centerpiece. The setting is made of solid 14kt white gold and in its 4-prong center setting rests a 1.38 carat early 20th century cut cushion diamond graded I in color and SI1 in clarity as it is incredibly eye clean. Two emerald cut blue sapphire’s (.30 carats total) flank the center in channel settings which makes for an interesting 3 stone ring. Smaller round full cut bead set diamonds encrust the shank down to about the middle of it on all surfaces with milgrain detailed edges evoking an Art Deco design. There are 56 round diamonds weighing about .32 carats and graded G-H in color and SI1 in clarity. The ring weighs 5.1 grams and is currently a size 6.25 and can be resized. It rises 7.75mm above your finger and its ring face width measures 13.85mm from sapphire to sapphire. This ring is in Excellent condition.
As per the records, emeralds were first discovered about 4,000 years ago in Egypt. It is a variety of the mineral beryl. Most emeralds are highly included and it is extremely hard to find “clean” emeralds. As Gemfields describes “unlike most gemstones, the mineralisation of emeralds can only happen when two different rock types with contrasting characteristics under unique conditions come into contact with one another, which makes it one of the rarest gemstones. For Zambian emeralds, it was the specific combination of the 1.6 billion year-old high-grade metamorphic rock named the Talc Magnetite Schist and the younger 500 million year old intruding pegmatite.” The result is a rich and saturated green color, from bright green with yellowish undertones to a vibrant green with bluish undertones.