Arctic Breeze - Estate 14K White Gold Aquamarine & Diamond Ring (ER271)
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Arctic Breeze - Estate 14K White Gold Aquamarine & Diamond Ring. This classic ring is crafted from 14K white gold, 14K hallmark. Featuring 4 natural oval shaped faceted aquamarines, 10 natural round brilliant cut diamonds, classic styling, and quality craftsmanship. The gallery on this ring is set with beautiful medium light blue aquamarines, displaying a slightly greenish/blue hue. The central aquamarine is adorned with a sparkling diamond halo, which adds addition shine to the ring. The side profile of the gallery showcases open-work, which leads down to a substantial smooth and polished shank, which allows for a comfortable fit and easy sizing. This gorgeous estate ring looks stunning when worn, truly a piece to be enjoyed for many years to come.
History: Roman fishermen called the gemstone “water of the sea” and used it as protection, for safe travel by boat, and for luck in catching fish. Aquamarine was linked to the apostle St. Thomas who frequently traveled by boat.
In the language of gemstones, aquamarine represents happiness, hope and everlasting youth. In ancient times, aquamarine was thought to protect those at sea. It was believed to make sailors fearless and safe from adversaries on the open waters.
The earliest diamonds were found in India in 4th century BC, although the youngest of these deposits were formed 900 million years ago. A majority of these early stones were transported along the network of trade routes that connected India and China, commonly known as the Silk Road.
Although the origin of white color gold dates back to 1710, where it was discovered by two alchemists in Germany, it wasn't used widely until much later. White gold as we know it today was really popularised in the 1920s. Although it might seem strange, this luxury material came to popularity in wartime.
Measurements: Face of ring 19.00 mm x 12.00
Stone Size: Aquamarine 1.50 carats Diamonds .05 carats
Weight: 4.12 grams
Ring Size: 9 1/4
Date: Circa 1990