Fred of Paris 1970 Gem Set Cocktail Ring In 18Kt Gold With 12.34 Ctw Of Diamonds & Turquoise
An exceptional gem set cocktail ring designed by Fred of Paris.
Magnificent piece, created in Paris France by the jewelry house of Fred, back in the late 70's. This cocktail ring was carefully assembled with four independent parts made of solid 18 karat yellow gold with a high polish finish. The curved elements with diamonds settings are screwed to the main body of the ring.
Diamonds: French half bezel setting with 48 graduated round brilliant cut diamonds, with a combined weight of 4.56 carats, white colorless E/F color, VVS-1 clarity.
Gemstones: Mount in the center in a four-prongs setting with one oval cabochon cut (14.5 x 10.5 x 7 mm) of a natural blue turquoise of the sleeping beauty variety, with a weight of 7.78 carats.
Weight: 15.95 Grams, (10.22 Dwt).
Size: 7 and is sizeable.
Measurements: From the top view 33 mm by 21 mm (1.30 x 0.83 Inches).
Hallmarks: Stamped with the French national poicon mark of the eagle's head for the assay and warranty of the gold, the maker's cartouche and signed, "FRED .750".
Fred Joaillier, more commonly known as Fred, is a French jewelry and watch brand founded in 1936 by Fred Samuel in Paris and operated by the company "Fred Paris". The company has more than fifty of its own shops worldwide and various retail outlets in some thirty countries.
Sleeping Beauty turquoise is noted for its solid, light blue color with no matrix. The host rock is granite. Sleeping Beauty turquoise is the favorite of Zuni Pueblo lapidaries and silversmiths for the purity in color. This mine was one of the largest in North America. Since the early 1970s, this mine was a major producer of turquoise. Artisans and jewelry companies love Sleeping Beauty Turquoise for its lack of matrix and reliable even color. This mine is still active and currently produces copper. The Sleeping Beauty turquoise mine was named after the mountain range where it is located, which from a distance is said to resemble a sleeping woman with her arms crossed. Increased government regulations and mining costs led to the mine's closure in 2012.
Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Condition: The overall condition of this ring is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. All gemstones, are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: R0000RNNM/.3834