Vintage ring centering a carved sugarloaf emerald of circa 1.90 carats, with GIA stating it is natural and moderately enhanced. With half-moon-, baguette- and single-cuts of circa 1.85 carats. Millegrain platinum, signed Ellis Bros. with maker's mark. Center: 12.5x17.5mm, shank: 1.3-3mm. Circa 1920.
It's very rare to find an Art Deco carved emerald of this color and aesthetic quality. Ellis Bros. was a fine jewelry store based in Toronto, Canada.
Diamond and gold mining has caused devastation in areas such as Africa, wreaking havoc on delicate ecosystems and communities. Choosing to go vintage, you are eliminating the need for more mining and lessening the demand for new diamonds.