Ruby Diamond Ring in 18ct Gold date circa 1970, Lilly's Attic since 2001

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Ruby Diamond Ring in 18ct Gold date circa 1970, Lilly's Attic since 2001

£1,250.00

Description

Q: What was the reason to set diamonds into yellow Gold ?
A: Since the 18th Century diamonds had been set, almost invariably, in white metal to enhance the whiteness of the stones, and only in the 1970s did jewellers switch to yellow gold. This probably had several explanations. Firstly, the influence of the Indian jewellery, where diamonds were traditionally set in yellow gold. Secondly, the desire to break from tradition. Thirdly, the attempt to make diamonds - the gemstone 'par excellence'- a gem more wearable at any time of the day.

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Period 1970s
Condition Excellent
Materials Yellow Gold
Main Gemstone Diamond
Main Gemstone Cut Brilliant Cut
Main Gemstone Clarity VS2-SI1
Ring Size N
Carat for Gold 18 K
Main Gemstone Carat 0.25ct approximately
Main Diamond Colour G-H
Dimensions Weight: 7.4gm
Secondary Gemstone Ruby
Secondary Gemstone Carat 0.80ct approximately
Secondary Gemstone Cut Faceted Cut
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Product REF: Lilly's Attic - SHAPIRO & Co