Antique ring centering a .35 carat oval emerald, with GIA stating it is Brazil with moderate oil treatment. With 14 rose-cut diamonds in a surround, approx. .15 carats. Set in 18k yellow gold. Signed A. Bowman. Center: 10.3mm, band: 3mm. Circa 1880.
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