The name “aquamarine” is derived from two Latin words: aqua, meaning “water,” and marina, meaning “of the sea.”
It has been said that the mineral beryl gives the wearer protection against foes in battle or litigation. It makes the wearer unconquerable and amiable, and also quickens the intellect.
A cool refreshing blue square-cut aquamarine, weighing approximately 14 carats, is presented with straightforward mid-century minimalism in this lovely solitaire cocktail ring, crafted in 14K yellow gold and currently ring size 5 1/2. The aqua measures just over 1/2 inch.
A fabulous work of jewelry sculpture from mid-century France, masterfully hand fabricated in platinum and 18K yellow gold. The dynamic French twist is crowned with a zig-zag of sparkling white marquise diamonds set atop a bifurcated base studded with bright green round emeralds on one side and deep blue sapphires on the other. The size 5 3/4 ring shank cleverly opens like a miniature hinged bangle bracelet, so sizing may be a bit limited. Magnificent!
A deep, rich, vibrant green, square-cut Colombian emerald, weighing 1.22 carats, radiates from within a stunning and sophisticated Art Deco mounting, hand fabricated in platinum – circa 1925. The refined mounting is adorned with neoclassical hand engraving and is enlivened on the tapered shoulders with graduated trios of small sparkling diamonds. A rare, ravishing and classic vintage jewel.
Few Australian ‘Lighting Ridge’ black opals come as fine and fabulous as this spectacular specimen presented in its original Art Deco splendor – circa 1930. The beautifully proportioned oval cabochon bursts with a multichromatic explosion of electric confetti colors against a deep black matrix background. The gem is embraced by an elegantly designed mounting, hand fabricated in platinum and sparkling with three-quarter carat of bright white diamonds. Entrancing, enchanting, sublime. By Brock & Company, an early-to-mid-twentieth-century, high-end, downtown Los Angeles jewelry retailer.
This rare and ravishing mid-Victorian jewel radiates with 10 closely-set bright green Colombian emeralds, totaling 1.75 carats, arrayed in an oval cluster dotted with tiny rose-cut diamonds and supported by a fanciful ring shank. Handcrafted in 15K gold, hence most likely of British origin, this delightful delicacy is not intended for rugged everyday wear. Uniquely beautiful.
A Gorgeous 5.31 Carat Emerald and Edwardian Diamond Ring, A big, bright and lively square emerald-cut emerald, weighing 5.31 carats, is the star attraction of this sublime and stunning late-Edwardian/early-Art Deco bauble, finely crafted in platinum, circa 1920. The impressive emerald possesses a crystalline brilliance which glistens and glows under all types of lighting (i.e. day or night). A true vintage beauty.
An ultra-fine and simply spectacular, large (1 and 3/16 inch long) lozenge-shape Art Deco dinner ring glistening with 30 hexagonal-cut, deep, rich, red Burmese rubies, punctuated with old mine-cut diamonds, all arranged in a striking geometric honeycomb pattern. The diamond border is separated with an open channel to further emphasize the stylized Greek key design and is set with tiny antique cushion-cut diamonds. Even the undergallery is a work of art. Singular and indisputably sensational!
Giftwrap your finger in chic and stunning style. This truly gorgeous, early-Art Deco bow motif ring is knotted with a luscious, ultra-gemmy, old-mine Colombian emerald. The rich, deeply saturated, bright-green gemstone is bezel-set between a pair of sparkling, old mine pear-shape diamond-centered platinum bows. A truly splendid, far-from-ordinary, original Art Deco jewel in a finger size 6 3/4-7.
An absolutely gemmy (few come finer) square-cut emerald of African origin, weighing .61 carat, radiates vibrant, rich crystalline green in this recently made (in London) jewel. Superbly rafted in platinum, the enchanting gemstone is framed by small bright white European-cut diamonds that continue along the top of the ring shank. Splendid! Currently ring size 6 1/2+.