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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 Dee
Louisiana
October 22, 2012
4.05
"For dressy ocassions, Green is my favorite color."
By Sally
New mexico
September 16, 2012
3.05
"Crystals fell out on first wearing. Design is nice, but cheap."
By kath
New York, NY
September 15, 2012
5.05
"The design, size and shape are very flattering on the hand, and the color is exquisite and goes perfectly with green silk pants and top wtih green stain trim."