Jewellery, Watches, Antiquities and Objects of Vertu (26 November 2019)

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Date of Auction: 26th November 2019

Sold for £2,600

Estimate: £2,400 - £3,600

A Victorian Colombian emerald and diamond five stone ring, the three cushion-cut Colombian emeralds and two old-cut diamonds, spaced by pairs of rose-cut diamond points, mounted in yellow gold, with scrolled gallery, bearing an insect maker’s mark, accompanied by a GCS Emerald Report, ring size M½. £2,400-£3,600

Condition Report

The emeralds are very very clean, with just a couple of small inclusions visible with a loupe; they show some wear to facet edges; principal emerald measures 5.9 x 5.6 x 2.7mm. The old brilliant-cut diamonds are cushion/oval in outline with high crowns, approximately 0.45 carats each, estimated clarity VSI2-SI1. The rose-cut diamond points are all present. All the stones sit slightly low in their settings. The mount is rubbed around the front and claws have been retipped. Yellow gold is unmarked and untested.


The Gemmological Certification Services Emerald Report, number 79234-21, dated 26th September 2019, confirms that all three emeralds are of Colombian origin, the smaller stones with minor clarity enhancement and the principal stone with no visible clarity enhancement.