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Smithsonian Emperor Maximilian Ring
Item44177
4.25

(based on 13 reviews)

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Flaunt the Emperor’s Emerald. This adaptation of our Smithsonian Emperor Maximilian Ring features a silver-toned band and cubic zirconia. Assembled in the USA. The stone is 14x10mm oval shape, which would be the equivalent, if a real Emerald, of approximately 5.50 carats. Once set in a ring of Maximilian I (crowned emperor of Mexico in 1864), the stunning 21-carat Colombian emerald was later reset in a Cartier, Inc. design with six baguette-cut diamonds. The original was donated to the Smithsonian in 1964 by Marjorie Merriweather Post.
Gems accumulate history. The very stone that once adorned a king or queen might today be set in someone’s cocktail ring. (The history of the Hope Diamond includes a stint in the French Crown Jewels, a daring theft, two recuttings, and purchase by an English king.) The astonishing replica collections presented on these next pages—a mere sampling of the extraordinary holdings in our National Museum of Natural History’s National Gem Collection—let you dazzle in their reflected glory.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
4.25

(based on 13 reviews)

By Maggiemae2034
Connecticut
January 16, 2014
5.05
"This ring looks so much like the real thing, it's incredible. Have gotten some envious comments about it, and asked how I could afford it, but I just smile and say" I have a friend in the jewelry business". Who's to know???"
By Patricia H.
Pleasanton, TX
October 05, 2013
4.05
"looks as nice as it did in the catalog"
By Ed
Union, KY
December 27, 2012
5.05
"It is a beautiful ring. My wife thought it was ber best Christmas present"
By California Lady
Los Angeles
October 28, 2012
5.05
"This ring is a lovely, attractive design that makes a statement -- The color and crystal look like a real emerald. It is comfortable and easy to wear."
By BARBIE
VIRGINIA
October 28, 2012
5.05
"I LOVE THE RING,AND HAVE BEEN WEARING IT A LOT...."