The Revival Collection - Asscher Cut Zircon Stickpin Conversion Ring
The Revival Collection features redesigned one of a kind pieces using antique materials.
In it's previous life, this ring was a vintage gentleman's stickpin. It was transformed by a professional goldsmith in the famous Hatton Garden jewellery quarter in London, England.
White zircon is not to be confused with the cheap, lab created Cubic Zirconium which is found in most of today's mass produced jewellery. Zircon is a highly sought after natural gemstone renown as one of the oldest minerals on the planet at 4 billion years old.
In addition to the stone's rarity, the ring also feature a beautiful cut. The Asscher cut was invented in 1902 by the artisan diamond cutter, Joseph Asscher. It was the first diamond cut to every be patented, protecting it from copycats until WW2. from copycat companies.
The centrepiece of this ring is obviously the impressive 4 carat Asscher cut white Zircon. The stone is resting in a four prong setting, sleek split shoulders and a buttery gold shank.
The ring shank has been crafted from the stickpin's original 14ct pin and retains the original hallmark stamp. A true cocktail ring and best saved for those special occasions. Care should be taken to prevent chips/scratches to the stone and to keep it away from chemicals, cosmetics and perfume. It is best cleaned using mild soap and water and gentle polishing using a gold jewellery polishing cloth.
The ring is in excellent condition following its transformation by the Hatton Garden jeweller. As to be expected with a piece of this age, there are some microscopic scratches to some of the stone but are not noticeable at all when looking at or wearing the ring. There is a hairline scratch across one of the corner of the ring which measure about 2-3mm in length but can onlly be seen when searching with a loupe.
Era: The ring is a new design but the materials date to 1970s
The zircon gemstone measures 8.7mm x 8.7mm x 5.6 (depth) which is approx 4 carats.
The ring sits 6.3mm above your finger
The shank is 2.1mm wide and 1mm thick
The ring weighs 3.5grams
The Ring is a size 54 EU
Hallmarks: Inner shank is stamped 14CT
Materials: 14ct yellow gold, 4ct Natural White Zircon stone.