Calling all August birthday girls-- this just might be the ULTIMATE peridot ring! I have been negotiating for it for several weeks and finally brought it home with me. This belonged to the wife of a foreign ambassador whose DC estate is being liquidated.
Its stunning, spectacular, superlative: throw any adjective at it and it will stick. You have never seen one like this, and you likely won't again.
The oval shaped peridot is a bright grassy green with yellow undertone that flashes prominently in the sun. It measures about 24x13mm and is estimated to weigh 24 carats!
This stone is HUGE and heavy. There are 21 round transitional cut diamonds each about 3mm adding another 2.1 carats (estimated) to the overall gem weight. Diamonds are very nice quality at H-I color and VS2 to SI1 clarity. The setting is 18K yellow gold, marked and tested, with a simple undermount made of "rays" of gold.
The band is 5mm at the shoulder tapering to 4 at the back. The overall face of the ring measures 29x19mm. It stands 13mm off the hand. This is not a ring for the shy or faint of heart!
Condition is good overall-- two notes: 1. It is easy to have your jeweler tighten this.
There are some fleabite and "dings" along the edges of the stone. You can see these in the pics with magnification.
It weighs 14.1 grams. The item "26 TCTW PERIDOT DIAMOND HALO Huge STATEMENT RING 18K 1960 MCM Mid Century Estate" is in sale since Sunday, July 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Rings".
The seller is "mrsgotrocks" and is located in Washington, District Of Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.