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Exuberant - Vintage 14K Gold Cultured Saltwater Japanese Akoya Pearl & Diamond Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from 14K white gold, hallmarked 14K inside the band. Featuring two genuine cultured Saltwater Japanese Akoya Pearls, 16 natural single cut diamonds, Art Deco/Retro styling, and high quality craftsmanship. This wonderful ring is set with two beautiful white pearls, one displays a creamy/white color (with peachy overtones) and the other a white/pink color (with green overtones). The ring is a bypass design, in which the shoulders are adorned by sparkling diamonds. The pearls are also crowned with diamonds, adding even more sparkle to the ring. The ring is substantial, and elegant, with a sturdy smooth and polished band, which allows for a comfortable fit and easy sizing. The unique vintage ring would be a wonderful addition to your fine jewelry collection. 

Note: Appraisal Included with the ring. Appraised at $3000.00 (Tax Excluded) 

Comments: A stunning ring. High quality and in superb condition. 

History: Pearls were presented as gifts to Chinese royalty as early as 2300 BC, while in ancient Rome, pearl jewellery was considered the ultimate status symbol. So precious were the spherical gems that in the 1st century BC, Julius Caesar passed a law limiting the wearing of pearls only to the ruling classes.

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.

Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.

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 the Ring 20.00 mm x 16.00 mm 

Stone Size: Pearl  7.74 mm and 7.90 mm 

Weight: 7.40 grams 

Ring Size: 7 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: America 

Date: Circa 1940

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