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Georgian, 18ct Gold, Colombian Emerald and Diamond 'Souvenir' Ring

Product SKU: ARB-469

An early 19th century emerald and diamond ring, circa 1800. Set with a rectangular-cut emerald in a vibrant shade of green shouldered by old cushion-cut diamonds. The diamonds are set in closed-back settings, a typical Georgian technique to enhance the intensity of colour and sparkle of each stone. Georgian diamond rings are becoming rare, especially those set with emeralds. The scrolling open-work design is an unusual motif, especially for this period, with trumpeting diamond shoulders and a scrolling gold work motif leading to a solid gold ridged shank. A truly special ring with a lot of history in excellent condition.

 Why I love it...


“ A stunning ring! A perfect example of an early 19th century dress ring. Everything about this ring is wonderful; it has such charm and character. Amazingly, the ring still has an original inscription saying ‘Souvenir… 1831’. It also comes in a beautiful Georgian ring box!


- Sammy, Founder

Place of Origin:
United Kingdom

Stone Type:
Diamonds (approx 0.3cts total) & Emerald (0.5cts calculated)
Accompanied by GCS report no. 81300-12, stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, with evidence of minor clarity enhancement.

Setting Dimensions:
Height 2.3mm / Front 17.5mm x 9mm / Emerald 6.5mm x 4.4mm x 2.5mm

Metal Type:
18ct Yellow Gold

Manufacture Date & Period:
1810-1925 / Georgian

Condition & Wear:
Very good / Wear to emerald commensurate with age

Band Size:
UK I / US 4.5 (complimentary re-size available)

3.6g (gross)