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A Very Rare and Fine Emerald and Diamond Ring
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NoArtist\n\n\nWhile many people would associate diamonds to love and commitment, emerald is regarded as an emblem of eternal love in Greek mythology, and green is worn to honour the goddess of love, Aphrodite. Wearing an emerald was also believed to reveal the truth or falseness of a lover’s oath. The first known emerald mines were in Egypt, dating back to at least 330 BC. Cleopatra was known for her affinity for emeralds, who wore them as a symbol of power and wealth. When the Spanish explorers landed on the New World in the 16th century, they were unaware of how the attractive green gemstones they found would later take Europe and eventually the whole world by storm. The Spaniards even traded the emeralds for precious metals. Among the three major precious gemstones, emeralds are most tolerated for their natural inclusions. Sometimes these inclusions are so beautifully distributed that it was described as ‘jardin’, which translates to garden in French. However, the most precious and valued emeralds are those with high clarity and unearthed in Colombia. Combined with an even and saturated bluish-green colour, these gems have been heavily sought after by collectors around the world since ancient times. This emeralds being offered, weighing an astonishing 19.90 carats, is one of such rare finds. Completely spared of clarity enhancement and endowed with an excellent clarity, this green gem is truly Mother Nature’s gift to mankind.
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<em>While many people would associate diamonds to love and commitment, emerald is regarded as an emblem of eternal love in Greek mythology, and green is worn to honour the goddess of love, Aphrodite. Wearing an emerald was also believed to reveal the truth or falseness of a lover&rsquo;s oath. The first known emerald mines were in Egypt, dating back to at least 330 BC. Cleopatra was known for her affinity for emeralds, who wore them as a symbol of power and wealth. When the Spanish explorers landed on the New World in the 16th century, they were unaware of how the attractive green gemstones they found would later take Europe and eventually the whole world by storm. The Spaniards even traded the emeralds for precious metals. <br /><br />Among the three major precious gemstones, emeralds are most tolerated for their natural inclusions. Sometimes these inclusions are so beautifully distributed that it was described as &lsquo;jardin&rsquo;, which translates to garden in French. However, the most precious and valued emeralds are those with high clarity and unearthed in Colombia. Combined with an even and saturated bluish-green colour, these gems have been heavily sought after by collectors around the world since ancient times. This emeralds being offered, weighing an astonishing 19.90 carats, is one of such rare finds. Completely spared of clarity enhancement and endowed with an excellent clarity, this green gem is truly Mother Nature&rsquo;s gift to mankind.</em>

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condition

According to both AGL and SSEF reports, the emerald is natural, of Colombia origin, with no indications of clarity enhancement. AGL appendix letter states that 'Colombian emeralds possessing such an exemplary combination of color, size, absence of enhancement and fine cut are rare'. SSEF letter further highlights that this emerald . Please refer to the reports for details. In our opinion, the emerald is of saturated green colour, eye clean. Under loupe check, there are some minor natural inclusions, which are not noticeable to naked eyes in normal light. Diamonds are about E to G colours, VS clarity. Mounted in platinum. Overall condition and make very good. GRADED AS MOUNTING PERMITS

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<a href="mailto:tchu@phillips.com">Terry Chu</a><br /> Head of Jewellery, Asia, Senior Director<br /> +852 2318 2038

dimensions

Size 6

objectNumber

111360

lotNumberFull

629


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*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.


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