The navette is surely one of the most elegant ring shapes. When shown as a diamond, the navette is cut as pointed oval whose corners light up with a thousand shards of light. It is also called the "Marquise" cut in honor of the refined Madame de Pompadour. The legend says that the navette cut was first commissioned by Louis XV, who wanted his craftsmen to make a jewel recalling Madame de Pompadour’s luscious lips.
After gazing at many portraits of the Marquise’s lips, this gorgeous ring was born, to appreciate her Cupid’s bow, and the orderly nature of her brilliant mind and artist’s hand. The Marquise was a somewhat prolific charcoal artist, and an extremely proficient arts minister for the country of France in the 18th c.
This Curio Original gem features three custom-cut diamonds, with the top and bottom boasting O-P color modified fancy trillions. The central emerald cut diamond glimmers, graded a warm champagne W-X range Diamond by GIA, with a clarity grade of I-1. The cert of the emerald-cut center diamond provided with this purchase.
GIA Report Number: 5182879311
Materials and Features: 18k, platinum, emerald-cut and custo-cut diamonds.
Measurements: Size 7 (sizable as needed),
Central diamond measures 8.51mm (length) x 4.72 (width) x 3.74 (depth) of center diamond,
.34ctw for top, .32ct bottom diamond, central diamond is 1.42cts, ctw: 2.08
Condition: Excellent condition. We selected these warm stones to recall the flowing towers of champagne served in the mid 18th century at Versailles. These diamonds are of modern sensibility but historical candor, we could not be more pleased with this special ring.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.