An Art Deco ring with a Russian emerald

Circa 1920


centred with a square cut Russian emerald weighing approximately 0.9ct, with a border of three eight-cut diamonds on each side, the canted corners mounted with triangular cut emeralds, mounted in platinum.

Bezel 1cm by 1cm
Current ring size: P 1/2 – can be adjusted to fit.

Accompanied by a certificate from the Gemmological Certification Services in London, confirming the emerald is of Russian origin.

Emeralds were discovered in the nineteenth century beneath the mountainous and forested area of the Urals centring on the village of Malyshevo. Before World War I the deposits were mined for gemstones. Following the Bolshevik revolution, the Soviets nationalised the site and mined, for industrial purposes, beryllium instead of emerald.