Victor Barbone Jewelry

Alyce

Regular price $22,000.00


Vintage Colombian Emerald & Diamond Engagement Ring

The Alyce Ring is a vintage Colombian emerald engagement ring from the Art Deco Era, circa 1925! This extraordinary platinum ring centers a GIA Certified Colombian emerald of approximately 1.95 carats with minor clarity enhancement. To each side of the emerald is a stunning Asscher cut diamond, each weighing approximately 1.00 carat of I-J color, VS1-2 clarity. To the north and south is a border of 15 bead-set diamonds, for a total of 30 diamonds. An additional 3 old European cut diamonds decorate the open metal work gallery on each side. The shoulders feature a bezel-set old European cut diamond with intricate metalwork and hand engravings that continue down the shank. The ring is size 6.5 and can be resized to some sizes.

Why We Love It

Big and bold with Art Deco written all over it! The Alyce ring is an extraordinary piece with a beautifully colored emerald and two gorgeously crisp Asscher cut diamonds! With its classic “hall of mirrors” faceting, the Asscher cut is the perfect complement to the emerald and the wide setting, establishing a lovely sense of balance! These three sizable stones are supported by an equally impressive setting featuring beautiful millegrain, leaf patterns, and open metalwork. Intricate and practically architectural in their precision, the details surrounding the stones are just incredible—and in amazing condition!

What To Look For In A Colombian Emerald

Did you know that South America produces the most emeralds worldwide? Colombia, in particular, accounts for 70-90 percent of the total global market. Brazil follows, along with Zambia. The emeralds from each country may vary in their hues, depending on the primary elements that give them their brilliant green color. Colombian emeralds tend to have traces of the element chromium, while Brazilian emeralds have traces of vanadium and Zambian emeralds have traces of iron.

But what should you look for when searching for the perfect stone? Color is the primary mark of quality. Look for a deep, even green—not too dark. Transparency typically increases the quality as well. Most emeralds contain inclusions. But this gives them their characteristic charm. These inclusions often create a garden-like appearance of moss. Some emeralds may be treated with oils to enhance their appearance for color or clarity as well.

When in doubt, just use this vintage Colombian emerald engagement ring for comparison! The Alyce ring is precisely what you want from a vintage emerald!

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