Vintage 1960s ring in white gold with a central emerald surrounded by brilliant cut diamonds.
Ring 60 years with emerald and round brilliant cut diamonds. This vintage 1960s ring with a classic style is made of 18 kt white gold and features a central stone of 4.95 carats. The surrounding diamonds with their carat weight of about 1.80 carats perfectly balance and harmonize the ring giving it a remarkable chromatic combination.
The name ’emerald’ comes from the Greek σμάραγδος (smaragdos) and means “green gem”. However, many scholars believe that the real origin of the name would be izmargad, a Semitic term that would mean “green stone”. Its history dates back to Ancient Egypt, where the emerald mines in the southeastern region were active since 3500 BC. Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt, is known for her deep love for emeralds. Not only did he wear wonderful jewels with emeralds set, but he also had the custom of giving his dignitaries an emerald engraved with his image, as a sign of homage. The emerald was already then considered a powerful talisman for fertility, immortality, rejuvenation and spring.