Antique, Edwardian, 18ct White Gold, Peridot and Diamond Cluster Ring


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Product SKU: ARB-225

Peridot and diamond ring, circa 1910. Set with a peridot of an unusually citrus shade of green, this ring is a beautiful example of the pastel shades that dominated the refined palette of the Edwardian era, known in France as the ‘Belle Epoque’. Beautifully set in platinum with in a millegrain border of single-cut diamonds, this elegant ring is light and also extremely comfortable to wear, the setting of the stone sitting low to the hand, and modelled ergonomically to fit the curve of the finger. An unusual and refined cocktail ring, perfect for special occasions.

 

Place Of Origin:  United Kingdom

Stone Type:

Peridot:  Approx. 2.33 carats total (13.5 x 7.2 x 4mm)

Diamond: Approx. 0.30 carats total

Setting Dimensions

Height of setting: 5mm
Width of setting at front: 13 x 19.5mm

Metal Type: 18ct white gold and platinum

Marks: ‘18CT&PT’ and a markers marks – S.B

Date Of Manufacture: 1900 - 1910

Period Of Manufacture:  Edwardian

Condition:  Excellent

Signs Of Wear:  Very light wear consistent with age and use.

Band Size:  UK P / US 7.75 

(complimentary re-size available)

Weight: 3.32 grams (gross)


Peridot is a gem-quality form of the mineral olivine. Peridot is known as an ‘idiochromatic’ stone, which means that its colour is not due to chemical impurities, as with stones such as sapphire and ruby (known as ‘allochromatic’), but is instead intrinsic to the stone, and caused by its fundamental chemical composition. In the case of peridot, that colour is a distinctive, rich yellowish green caused by iron, with minor variations in tone depending on the percentage of iron in the crystal lattice. Historically, peridot was famously sourced from the isle of St John in the Red Sea, but in the modern era, its principal source is Arizona in the US, but there are also deposits in Australia, Brazil, Myanmar and elsewhere. Most surprisingly, gem-quality peridot has been found in rare pallasite meteorites that have fallen to earth. Peridot is a vivid and distinctive stone, with high lustre and reasonable hardness, and is also the birthstone for the month of August.