Kirsten's Corner Jewelry
18K Gold Buccellati Yellow Diamond Ring with Micro Pave
This is a rare vintage Buccellati ring featuring a yellow round diamond in oval shaped ring. It is encrusted with micro-pavé single cut diamonds. The ring is completely breath-taking. The combination of 18 karat bright yellow gold against the many single cut diamonds set into the white gold is gorgeous. The navette shape is approximately 1 x 1/2 inch in size. There are over 50 single cut diamonds that make up the micro-pavé. The central yellow diamond is approximately 5mm in size, or approximately 4/10 of a carat. It is a deep yellow saturated diamond, truly a stunning color. This yellow diamond is round brilliant and bezel set. It has VS1 clarity. Around the central diamond are six navette shaped or almost leaf shaped yellow gold motifs, which decorate this ring beautifully. The yellow gold has foliage and abstracted organic motifs on the surface, design motifs of the Art Deco era. Acanthus leaves curl in yellow to meet the edge of the ring; a bright star-like gem sends beams of light from many multifaceted surfaces.
The ring has a faded mark on the interior of the band, The letters CCE are visible and a trace of the B but the rest of the BUCCELLATI maker's mark has faded. This maker's mark dates to the 1930's. The ring has been inspected by myself along with other experienced Los Angeles jewelers and it is without a doubt an original vintage Buccellati. At some point this ring was repaired so that the maker's mark was faded. Buccellati is a merger of Mario Buccellati and Gianmaria Buccellati, two master goldsmiths that are also father and son.They opened their first shop in Milan, in 1919 and today are internationally renowned. Their work is of the highest quality and today they make one-of-a-kind gold pieces. Gianmaria has been given several awards for his work as a goldsmith. You can really see the superior work on this Art Deco ring.
The inside of this ring as well as the more visible outer parts are gorgeous. The high-quality craftsmanship is really impeccable. When you look at the back of the ring you can see how studied the placement of each gemstone is. The surfaces of the ring are textured and highly ornate; when louped you can see all the wonderful gold work on this ring.
The ring is a size 5-1/2. Because every part of this ring is highly ornate, this is not a ring that can be re-sized. This ring makes the perfect engagement ring. It is elegant and also simply breath taking. The ring does not come in the box shown here but we have many available at our store should you need one for a special gift.