The Georgian Cabuchon - Antique Cabuchon Emerald & Diamond Ring Set in Silver
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This emerald and diamond ring, set in silver, dates from the early years of the reign of King George 111 and is known as the Georgian Cabuchon. The central stone is cabochon in shape, while the emeralds which are on the flank surrounded by old-cut diamonds are emerald-cut in shape.
"This ring is a little piece of history, and shows just how elegant and sophisticated the Georgians were. Not only did they give us magnificent houses which are studies in restrained splendour, but they also broke ground in jewellery design, with the result that this ring as contemporaneous in feeling now as it was when it was made some two hundred and fifty years ago," Lady Colin Campbell says. "I usually wear it with a pair of 1950s emerald and diamond earrings which I was given by an admirer when I was much younger, though I do sometimes wear it on my right hand with the Royal Portuguese parure, wearing the ring from that suite on my left hand."
A ring with similar size and quality stones in a similar setting mounted in 18 carat white gold, as opposed to silver, starts at £228,000.
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