18ct White Gold Rare Oval Green Tourmaline & Diamond Cluster Ring
Introducing Wakefields Jeweller’s Fine Jewellery selection, including this gorgeous Ladies 18ct White Gold Rare Oval Green Tourmaline & Diamond Cluster Ring - Size N 1/2.
The rare Green Tourmaline centre stone has a carat weight of 1.77, and is held securely in place by a semi rubover setting. Surrounding the outstanding Tourmaline is a cluster of White Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds. The diamonds are each 0.22 carats in weight. In addition to the semi rubover setting that surrounds the centre stone, the Tourmaline is suspended in an elevated setting that creates the illusion that the gemstone is floating.
This pastel shade of Green Tourmaline is a very rare colour and has been found only in one small area of Namibia.
The mine for this particular colour ran dry about 20 years ago and no new sources have been found to date, so the stones still available in the market are becoming increasingly hard to find and increasingly expensive.
Back in the early 1950's a German stone cutter based in Idar-Oberstein, bought a batch of rough direct from the mine in Namibia, this was then cut into 100 finished gems of various sizes and shapes. Already a rare stone by then, these were placed in the company's vaults and 'forgotten' about for the last 60 years.
They came to light again in 2015 following the death of the company's owner when his son, who is not in the business, sold off all the old gem stocks.
Luckily, 'Richard Hans Becker' was the first company to be approached and recognising the green tourmaline's for what they were, bought the whole stock.
These stones have been re-polished but the original 1950's cut, a brilliant type not commonly used today, retained.
Of the original 100 stones only 40 now remain 'loose', the rest being set into unique pieces of jewellery for retailers in Germany and Europe - only 4 of these have come to Britain.
Classically beautiful, this gorgeous yet contemporary ring will look perfect teamed with evening wear for a special occasion or glittering event. The deep, sea foam green hue to this particular Tourmaline creates an alluring glow, that's incredibly tropical under certain lights.
An investment piece that'll make a fantastic addition to any jewellery box, this stunning ring will make the perfect gift for a loved one or a wonderful treat for yourself.
|Metal||18ct White Gold|
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