Antique ring centering upon a cushion-cut emerald of approximately 1.20 carats, surrounded with 10 old European cut diamonds of approximately 1.00 carat and flanked by two old cut diamonds at the shoulders. Set in platinum and 18K yellow gold. French marks. Circa 1910. GIA certificate pending.
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.