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Vintage ring with red coral

So much detail in just one ring. A graceful and vintage piece, which I found in Zeeland. I would love to tell you more about the maker, but the master’s mark remains a mystery. From research in the laboratory we do know that it is in fact authentic and untreated red coral. Cabochon cut and in a beautiful orange-red colour.

The red colour of coral isn’t always the same. We can easily distinguish ten different shades. From a bright pink to a reddish brown. Sometimes the coral contains light stripes or flecks – this is the kind of coral which was used to make this ring. To get this beautiful even colour, the coral is selected by hand and then sawn and ground in such a way that you are left with a stone without the stripes or flecks. Isn’t that clever?

Did you know that people used to think that coral was medicinal and could ward off evil? Parents let their small children wear it for that reason. In paintings with prominent people you sometimes see children with a biting piece of coral. This eased the pain when the first teeth came through.

DETAILS

Price: €495 (certificate of authenticity included / price without shipping costs)
Vintage: Dutch, circa 1950
Size: 16 3/4 (we can resize this ring)
Material: 14 carat gold with untreated red coral (center stone 1.52 carat and two smaller stones 0.04 carat each)
Condition: excellent

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Send an email to post@kimvanzweeden.nl if you’d like to purchase this ring. First come, first serve!

CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY

Yes, this is included. Every item of jewellery with a gemstone in my store has been assessed by a qualified expert who has many years of experience. When you buy an item of jewellery with a gemstone, you will receive an official certificate of authenticity with a stamp and signature.