Retro Drama - Vintage 14K White Gold Emerald Cut Quartz Solitaire Ring (VR268)
Retro Drama - Vintage 14K White Gold Emerald Cut Quartz Solitaire Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from 14K white gold, hallmarked 14K. Featuring one natural emerald cut faceted quartz gemstone, retro styling and quality gold work. The magnificent expertly claw set quartz gem, is clear, white, and bright with a beautiful sparkle. The band has sculpted shoulders which gives it a modernistic feel, it is substantial, polished and smooth which allows for a comfortable fit, and easy sizing. The Retro era ring is elegant, dramatic and most definitely makes a statement, truly a perfect ring for any fine jewelry collection.
Quartz Crystal gets its name from the Greek krystallos, meaning ice, as it was thought that Clear Quartz was actually ice formed by the Gods and the word Quartz is attributed to the German word of Slavic origin Quarz, meaning hard. The best Clear Quartz specimens have the clarity and shimmer of crystal clear water.
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.
White gold was invented in the 19th century by alloying gold with palladium. It became commercially available as of 1912 in Pforzheim, Germany and gained popularity in the mid-1920's as a low-cost substitute for platinum. It is an alloy of gold with copper, zinc, and nickel.
Measurements: Face of Ring 18.40 mm x 13.14 mm
Stone Size: Quartz 15.00 Carats
Weight: 7.70 grams
Ring Size: 6 1/2
Date: Circa 1960