Derbyshire has dazzled us with a gem just discovered in the county which has to rate as one of the finest pieces of jewellery we have ever seen.
The emerald-cut diamond ring, circa 1930s, boasts 5.86 carats of stunning, good quality grade diamonds, according to our head of jewellery Helen Smith.
The emerald cut is clean, bright and stylish with 57 facets (cuts) which are step-like in nature with a flat table. This highlights the clarity of the stone and gives it that extra sparkle.
Though the cut is regarded as modern, it is actually one of the oldest cuts of stone dating back to the 1500s. It was created to cut emeralds without chipping them as they require less pressure. The term emerald cut was first used in the 1920s as it suited the geometric symmetry of the Art Deco style.
The diamond ring is due to sold in Hansons’ April 29 Fine Art Auction, estimate to be confirmed.
Entries invited for future jewellery auctions
We warmly welcome entries of all types of jewellery, antique and vintage, high-quality costume jewellery, amber beads and more for our monthly sales. To arrange a free jewellery, watch or silver valuation, please email Helen Smith: [email protected].