1960s 19ct Burmese Peridot Cocktail Ring
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A 1960s cocktail ring, featuring a big, exceptional, once-in-a-lifetime, Burmese peridot. This gem is highly-saturated, grass green, and crystal clear— its weight is approximately 19 carats. The peridot is held aloft in an 18k yellow gold setting, whose open, cage-like shape is iconic of the period. Three, round, brilliant-cut, white diamonds adorn either side of the central gem. Its half-round shank tapers, lightly, toward the base. GIA refers to peridot as "the extreme gem," because it is one of only two gemstones (diamond is the other) that is formed in the molten rock of the earth's upper mantle and brought to the surface by the extreme force of occurrences like earthquakes and volcanoes. Some peridot actually has extraterrestrial origins! We love this old darling for its towering period glamour, and exceptional construction.
This ring can be resized (down to size US 5, and up to size US 9). Resizing for this ring is complimentary (just leave your desired size in the notes field at checkout).
Peridot measures approx 19 mm x 13.7 mm; ring head measures approx 19 x 20 mm; shank measures approx 9.8 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 2.8 mm at the base; rise is approx 13.3 mm; diamonds measure approx 2.5 mm each (diamond CTW is approx .36); peridot is approx 19 carats.