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Jewel of the day: Lang Antiques Brown Diamond Bow Ring

As coloured diamonds go, brown stones are probably seen as less desirable than their pink, blue or green cousins. I think yellow to brown coloured diamonds have an intrinsic warmth that adds something special.

This ring, from Lang Antiques, is described as, “A sparkling white diamond bow is knotted in the center with a bright and beautiful, natural brown oval-cut diamond weighing 1.22 carats in this fun and fabulous estate jewel, hand-fabricated in platinum. The striking and scintillating ‘cognac’ colored center stone is accompanied by a GIA Diamond Grading Report stating: Natural, Fancy Dark Yellowish Brown, Even color – VS1 clarity. A dazzling and distinctive engagement or right-hand ring. Currently ring size 6.”

It sells for USD$$4,750.

Jewel of the day: Retro Ruby and Diamond Slide Bracelet

This beautiful retro period bracelet still has a fresh and contemporary look to it. Offered by Lang Antiques they explain, “This chic and gorgeous bracelet from the glamorous 1940s is inadvertently modeled – although supremely modernized – on the classic slide bracelets from the late 19th century. Four platinum, diamond and ruby sections gently ‘slide’ over three 18K yellow gold snake bracelets which terminate in a platinum diamond clasp. A truly superb and versatile, high-quality and high-caliber Retro masterpiece with Art Deco influence. Glorious!”

That it is. This sells for USD$24,000.

retro-slide-bracelet

Jewel of the day: 1930s Diamond Shamrock Ring

You could go for emeralds today, St. Patrick’s Day, but there’s a reason the saying is that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Offered by San Francisco-based Lang Antiques, they suggest this instead: “A tantalizing trio of bright-white, pear-shaped diamonds, totaling 3.00 carats, produces a powerful punch, not to mention the luck of the Irish, in this truly gorgeous three-leaf clover ring, handcrafted in platinum – circa 1930. The resplendent ultra-sparklers fan diagonally outward from a .30 carat European-cut diamond and diamond-set stem for an explosive, yet elegant, effect. 3.35 carats total diamond weight. The ring measures an impressive 3/4 inch across and is currently a ring size 6 1/4+.”

You’ll also have to show a lot of green to buy it – it sells for USD$19,525. Lucky you – and happy St. Paddy’s!

Lang Antiques Shamrock Ring

Jewel of the day: Lang Antiques Morganite and Diamond Ring

So if yesterday’s pink diamond ring whetted your appetite but your bank account is sadly lacking, not to worry. This very pretty morganite and diamond ring, offered by Lang Antiques, could be just the thing you need if you are thinking pink.

They note that the ring is, “crafted in platinum over 18K gold early last century, glistens day and night with a light pastel pink, faceted cushion-cut Morganite. The enchanting gemstone fills a double halo of antique cushion-cut diamonds on the inside, and glittering rose-cut diamonds on the outside (and continuing down the ring shank). A fabulous, feminine and impressive vintage bauble measuring just shy of 1 inch long by 3/4 inch wide. Currently ring size 6 1/2.”

And it can be yours for USD$5,750.

Lang Antiques Morganite and Diamond Ring

Jewel of the day: Antique Opal, Diamond and Demantoid Garnet Necklace

I love the exuberance of this piece, which exemplifies the flounces and furbelows style of late Victorian/early Edwardian pieces. It’s like more is definitely more. In this case, the opal heart would have been enough, but it’s crowned with the diamond set bow. And then the strands of demantoid garnets holding diamond swags.

Seller Lang Antiques explains, “Late-Victorian/early-Edwardian romance and refinement emanate from this exquisite fin de siècle jewel, highlighting a splendid, multi-chromatic, heart-shaped opal secured in a golden bezel setting framed by glittering rose-cut diamonds set in darkened silver over gold. The enchanting gemstone is crowned by a classic natural pearl-centered bow motif and surmounts an articulated double garland further enlivened by bright lime-green demantoid garnets. Possibly French, English or Russian, although no hallmarks are extant. This rare and breathtaking jewel measures just shy of inches high by 1 and 1/8 inches wide and suspends from what appears to be its original 16-inch silver chain.”

The opal weighs 2.25 carats; there are 131 rose cut diamonds weighing 1 carat; and 10 demantoid garnets weighing .20 points. It’s believed the pearl at the top is natural, given the age of the piece. It sells for USD$9.875.

Antique Opal Diamond Demantoid Garnet Necklace

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