This antique Russian ring dated ‘1871’, features a very rare Russian (the Ural Mountains) lush bluish green emerald (3.24 Ct) surrounded by bright white old mine cut diamonds.
The ring is crafted in 14K yellow gold. The diamonds are set in silver over gold.
Estimated total diamond weight is 2.20 ct.
Emeralds were discovered in Russia in 1830 near the city of Ekaterinburg in the Ural Mountains region. Some of the finest world-class emeralds and alexandrites were mined at the Mariinskaya mine, which was named in honor of Grand Duchess Maria, daughter of Tsar Nicholas I, between 1833 and 1914. Today, Russian gem-quality emeralds are rare. Moreover, antique jewelry with Russian emeralds is very rare.
The shank of the ring is marked with the date ‘1871’.
The ring is accompanied by an AGL prestige gemstone report for the emerald. The report states that the emerald is of the Russian Ural Mountains origin and has some minor traditional enhancement what is rare.
Cushion cut emeralds are rare.
The emerald and diamond top measures 19 x 15 mm (3/4 x 9/16 in.)
Ring size 7 (17 mm) sizable