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Gold and zirconia swirl ring “Marcie”

$629

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Description

Sublime 18-carat gold tourbillon-style ring from the 60s, set with a 1-carat central zircon and haloed by a tourbillon composed of 11 shuttle-cut zirconia and a line of 6 brilliant-cut zirconia from 0.01 to 0.05 carats. A piece with a hypnotic solar design and captivating brilliance.
Dimensions of the central motif: 1.8cm long by 1.5cm wide and 0.7cm high
Size: FR55/ UK O/ US 7.5
Weight: 5.29g
This unique piece had a previous life in the Netherlands.

The story: long known as the “Matura diamond”, zircon is often substituted for the diamond from which it borrows its brilliance. On the other hand, its hardness is less since it is around 7.5 on the Mohs scale. The diamond with its legendary hardness is at the very top of the scale, at 10. Often known in their colorless version, zircons actually come in a wide range of colors from pink to green to canary yellow. One of the birthstones of the month of December, in the Middle Ages, zircon was believed to bring honor, wealth and wisdom.