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Rays Of Sunshine - Vintage 14K Gold Madeira Citrine & Diamond Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from 14K yellow gold, hallmarked 14K.  Featuring one natural round cut Madeira citrine, 14 natural round brilliant cut diamonds, vintage styling, and quality craftsmanship. The beautiful gallery on this ring showcases a gorgeous citrine, with a yellowish/orange hue, known as a Madeira citrine. The citrine is surrounded by ribbons of gold, which are adorned with sparkling diamonds. The shoulders of the ring are beautifully engraved, leading down to a smooth and polished shank, which allows for comfortable fit, and easy sizing. The vintage ring looks stunning when worn, and the citrine and diamonds glow... like ' Rays Of Sunshine'.

Note: Appraisal included with the ring.

Comments: Gorgeous design, and detail. The Madeira citrine has a beautiful vibrant color.  

History: In ancient times, people believed that citrine gemstones could calm tempers, soothe anger and manifest desires, especially prosperity. To leverage these powers, Egyptians used citrine gemstones as talismans, the ancient Greeks carved iconic images into them, and Roman priests fashioned them into rings.

Madeira citrine is a gorgeous gemstone characterized by its blazing orange-yellow hues. Sparkling and sweet like golden Madeira wine, this gemstone brings a touch of sunshine to dark winter days. Belonging to the quartz family, it is one of the most sought-after varieties of citrine.

The most valuable citrines are the natural gems in the saturated colors, known in the trade as Madeira Citrine. The name derives a fortified Portuguese wine made in the Madeira Islands. The color of Madeira ranges from golden to golden-orange to reddish-brown to brown.

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.


Measurements: Face of the Ring 14.00 mm x 14.00 mm 

Stone Size: Citrine .70 carats    Diamond:.25 carats 

Weight: 4.88 grams 

Ring Size: 8

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: Canada 

Date: Circa 1960

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