1980s Imperial Topaz and Diamond Ring
Circa 1980. This gorgeous vintage ring features a stunning 9.91-carat cushion mixed-cut natural Imperial topaz set into an 18KT yellow gold four-prong head. The topaz is accented on each side by one triangular modified brilliant-cut diamond. The diamonds weigh .90 carats in total, with SI1-SI2 clarity and I color. The ring is signed Burle Marx. Haroldo Marx was one of the successful Brazillian Burle Marx brothers. As a gemologist, lapidary, and designer, he ran a jewelry studio from the 1930s to the 1980s in Rio. During this time period, the Brazilian government commissioned Haroldo to design jewelry pieces for every visiting dignitary.
Appraised Value: $17,150
The ring measures 12.8mm at the top, rises 9.2mm above the finger, tapering to 1.4mm wide and 0.8mm thick at the base of the shank.
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