Art Deco Green Labradorite & Diamond Ring
in 18k Gold & Platinum
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An unusual Art Deco era ring, modeled in platinum and 18k rosy yellow gold, whose primary gem is a large, moody labradorite cabochon (oval). This labradorite is striking and very fine— it reads deeply black, with vibrant flashes of emerald green and subtle flashes of blue that play across its dark surface. The cabochon is held in a smooth platinum bezel, where it is cradled by the ring's shapely cathedral shoulders, which are bead-set with trios of chunky little old mine cut diamonds. The ring's slightly-bulbous under-gallery is hand-pierced with a meander-like pattern of curls and squares, and keyhole cutouts grace the undersides of its shoulders. This is an especially lovely antique ring— it is substantially and expertly fabricated. We love the stylized, edgy, leaf-like shoulders, and the mystical old labradorite gem! This ring is marked 18k, for purity; its bezel and shoulders are platinum.
Labradorite is a variety of feldspar (think of it as moonstone's dark sister). The lines (or striations) we commonly see in contemporary labradorite material are not visible to the eye in this stone— the flashes of color emerge and recede smoothly from (and into) the blackness of the cab.
US 5 1/2
This ring can be resized (down to size US 4 and up to size US 8). Resizing for this ring is complimentary (just leave your desired size in the notes at checkout).
Ring face measures approx 15x11 mm; labradorite cabochon measures approx 14x10x14.75 mm (carat weight is approx 15 carats); diamonds (6) measure 2-2.6 mm; diamond CTW is approx .28; ring measures 9.8 mm at the shoulder and tapers to 1.2 mm at the base of the shank.