"The Lauretta Due Ring"- Old Mine Cut Diamond and Sapphire Cluster Engagement or Statement Ring

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Songbird Sara Jewelry

This romantic ring from the late 1910s-1920s is named for Lauretta, the ingénue in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, which premiered in 1918 at the Metropolitan opera, around the time this ring was made. In her famous aria "O mio babbino caro" Lauretta begs her father to be able to marry her boyfriend Rinuccio. She tells him that she wants to go to Porta Rossa to buy a ring, and if he does not allow her to, she will throw herself off the Ponte Vecchio! While the words sound dramatic, this is in fact a comic aria about a very smart young woman who is manipulating her father into getting what she wants. I can imagine that Lauretta would have loved a ring just like this one, and we know for certain that the world premiere of this opera was filled with excited audience members wearing this type of ring as well. This beauty is crafted from 14k gold and features a gorgeous untreated cornflower blue center sapphire with a calculated weight of 0.55cts. There are some facet abrasions commensurate with age, but these do not detract from the beauty, clarity, and sparkle of this gorgeous gem. The sapphire is surrounded by 1.35ctw of chunky old mine cut diamonds with H/I color and VS1-VS2 clarity. They are beautifully cut and throw broad sparkles as only an old mine cut can! The face of ring measures 12.57mm and rises 5.68mm from the top of the finger. This ring is currently a 6.5 and can be easily sized by a trusted jeweler. This ring has been evaluated by a Graduate Gemologist and appraiser.

Antique boxes, postcards, and other photo props shown here are for display purposes only and are not included with this jewelry purchase. 

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This romantic ring from the late 1910s-1920s is named for Lauretta, the ingénue in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, which premiered in 1918 at the Metropolitan opera, around the time this ring was made. In her famous aria "O mio babbino caro" Lauretta begs her father to be able to marry her boyfriend Rinuccio. She tells him that she wants to go to Porta Rossa to buy a ring, and if he does not allow her to, she will throw herself off the Ponte Vecchio! While the words sound dramatic, this is in fact a comic aria about a very smart young woman who is manipulating her father into getting what she wants. I can imagine that Lauretta would have loved a ring just like this one, and we know for certain that the world premiere of this opera was filled with excited audience members wearing this type of ring as well. This beauty is crafted from 14k gold and features a gorgeous untreated cornflower blue center sapphire with a calculated weight of 0.55cts. There are some facet abrasions commensurate with age, but these do not detract from the beauty, clarity, and sparkle of this gorgeous gem. The sapphire is surrounded by 1.35ctw of chunky old mine cut diamonds with H/I color and VS1-VS2 clarity. They are beautifully cut and throw broad sparkles as only an old mine cut can! The face of ring measures 12.57mm and rises 5.68mm from the top of the finger. This ring is currently a 6.5 and can be easily sized by a trusted jeweler. This ring has been evaluated by a Graduate Gemologist and appraiser.

Antique boxes, postcards, and other photo props shown here are for display purposes only and are not included with this jewelry purchase. 

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