This vintage platinum diamond eternity band features seven rows of brilliant cut diamonds, for a total of 231 round sparkling stones. Altogether the diamonds weigh approximately 4.3 carats. This ring fits like a size 7.5 and has three sizers inside that were added after market. We can remove them if the ring needs to be larger, up to a size 8.75. This glittering band weighs 12.5 grams. It measures 9.1 mm north to south and 3 mm off the finger, not including the sizers, and 4.7 mm off the finger including the sizers. This stunning platinum band is marked, “PT950” and was handcrafted during the 1940s.
This lovely Diamond and Emerald cluster ring was hand crafted around 1960 in 18 karat gold and platinum. The ring is set with 8 transitional cut round diamonds which have a total carat weight of 1.1 carats around an Emerald cut Emerald of bright green which measures 5.5x4.1 mm and weighs about .8 carats. The ring is a size 8.25 but could be resized to suit (at no extra charge). It weighs 5.2 grams and is marked '18ct'. Most likely made in England. This ring would make a wonderful alternative to a traditional engagement ring.
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She sat at the top of a cliff and caught her breath, her harness still dangling from her waist. The sun was just kissing the horizon and the light had turned a rich and buttery yellow. The sea below was a shocking shade of blue. He came and sat next to her and offered her a bottle of water. When she took it and went to turn the lid, she heard a clink and noticed a glint off the bottle. She tore her eyes from the ocean and looked down at the bottle, hanging around the neck was a ribbon and strung on the ribbon was a magnificent diamond ring. She looked at him and he shrugged and smiled.
“Shall we?” he asked.
“Yes.” she said, and grasped the hand he offered. “Yes, I think we shall.”
This perfectly fantastic European diamond solitaire ring is set with a 1.59 carat diamond in a band of buttery 18 karat yellow gold. The ring is beautifully hand crafted and the stone is the star of the show, held by a triple-split shank and golden prongs, this diamond measures 6.9 x 6.95 x 5 mm and is I color, VVS2-VS1 clarity. The diamond is an Old European mine cut stone which probably predates this ring a bit, it’s not subtle, but rather flashes with light and color with every move of the hand. The stone was hand cut, probably around 1850, the ring was made around 1890. This ring measures 7.92 mm north to south and sits 5.4 mm off the finger, it is a size 7 and weighs 2.3 grams. The ring has marks that have been lost to time and wear and tests as 18 karat gold. The ring has been appraised by a GIA master gemologist and is valued at $18,890 retail.
Okay, so you found the right partner, you’ve done the hard part. Now you’ve found the perfect ring as well. There, wasn’t that easy?
I've always thought of myself as a bit of a gypsy, I get restless when I've been in one place for too long. Maybe that's why I find myself so attracted to these gypsy set rings, with their wonderful smooth look and feel, I think they speak to the gypsy in my soul.
This fantastic 3 stone gypsy set ring has marvelous old cut diamonds with rich, lively fire. Hand crafted in about 1880, the stones are set in a hefty shank of 18 karat gold. This size 8 ring was probably made for a man, but would be equally impressive on a woman, the perfect ring for someone who uses their hands a lot and would love something with a low profile. The center stone measures 5.25x4.5x4 mm and weighs approximately .6 carats, the outer stones are about 3.5x3.3x2.8 mm and weigh .2 carats each for a total diamond weight of just about 1 carat. The ring measures 7.7 mm north to south and 18mm across, it sits 3.9 mm off the finger and it narrows to 4 mm at the back of the band. It is marked inside with ’18’ indicating the gold content and ‘W.S.’, an English makers mark, and it weighs 8.5 grams.
This wonderful ring would stack nicely with others but is impressive enough to be worn alone.
My heart belongs to the Roaring Twenties. Between F. Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot, Louis Armstrong, and the Charleston, I know I was born decades too late. Ladies donned flapper dresses with t-strap heals and beaded headbands. Jewelry was minimal, so they had to make it count. I would have worn a long pearl necklace to accentuate my bob and on my hand would be this dazzling ring, sparkling as I adjust my silk fringe wrap.
This is a ring that glitters and glitters and glitters. This antique piece was handcrafted around 1915-20. It’s a five-stone diamond platinum stunner on a size 8.25 US band that weighs 4.1 grams. The largest diamond is at the center, measuring 5.1 x 4.6 x 3.3 mm and weighing .55 carats. Altogether, the Old European cut stones weigh approximately 2.2 carats. The ring face measures 6.4 mm north to south and 21 mm across the face and sits 5.4 mm off the finger, it narrows to 1.4 mm at the back of the band. There are no marks and it has been acid tested.
This engagement ring (or wedding band, or anniversary ring or just because you deserve it ring) is to die for! It’s elegant and charming, glittering and simple. She’ll love it!
Item ID: RGA22954VA
Even though this ring is over 100 years old, it’s perfect for a recent trend, ring stacking! It’s sleek lines and sparkling gems make it just right either on it’s own or sandwiched between two other 5 stone rings, try it with all diamonds, or pair it with another stone, it’s ready to play with sapphires, opals or even emeralds!
Hand crafted in 18 karat gold, this ring is set with two deep red rubies of wonderful clarity and juicy color, each one weighs approximately .35 carats, for .7 carats together. The rubies sit between three wonderfully bright and sparky diamonds, the center diamond is a round faceted transitional cut with a small open cuelet, it weighs approximately .45 carats, the two side diamonds are slightly different, one is an Old European cut and the other is a transitional cut, the Euro weighs approximately .2 carats, the transitional is approximately .15, for .35 carats total. The ring is marked with English hallmarks for having been made in Birmingham, England of 18k gold and the makers mark ‘A.I’. The date mark is missing, most likely due to being re-sized at some point in it’s life, but it likely dates to about 1900-1910. This ring measures 6.3 mm north to south at the front and 18.2 mm across, it sits 4 mm off the finger; this one is a size 7 US and while it could be re-sized a bit either up or down, it would not be a good candidate for a dramatic re-sizing. Weighs 2.9 grams.
He was walking through the shops, searching for something that looked like her. In a small storefront, at garden level, he spotted a stone like no other he’d seen. A hidden gem, a needle in a haystack, that four-leaf clover in a field of daisies. It looked like a blanket of snow over a mountain, each snowflake with its own colorful fire burning, lighting up beneath the sun. It looked like a sunset in Malibu, over the ocean in the West, with rainbow skies and salty air. It looked like her, beautiful at every angle, timeless and everything he was searching for.
This antique Edwardian opal solitaire ring was handcrafted in Chester, England, 1910. It features an elegant white opal which has been oval cabochon cut and measures 14 x 10 x 4.3 mm. The ring shoulders are engraved with a gold swirl motif. This ring is fully hallmarked and bears the Chester mark of wheat sheaves, the gold purity content mark, ‘15’, and ‘.625’, the date letter, ‘N’, and the maker’s mark, ‘A.B S’. This ring is a size 9.25 and weighs 6.9 grams.
She’s just going to love her engagement ring/birthday gift/surprise on a Wednesday/anniversary present/Christmas miracle/or Valentine’s Day thrill!
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Toi et Moi? Moi et Toi? Me and you, and you and me, bound together for eternity. Like diamonds in the sky, set and sparkling and spinning around each other for all time. This romantic and stunning ring has the most wonderful lines, it seems inspired by the cosmos.
The ring was hand crafted in 18 karat gold in about 1910 and shows some nod to Art Nouveau in it’s organic lines. The diamonds are old European cuts mounted in platinum, each is a round faceted ..15 carat stone for .3 carats total weight, they glitter and blink with lively fire. This ring is a size 7.75 and is slightly out of round, it could be re-sized easily to suit. It is marked ’18ct’ for 18 karat gold and this ring weighs 3.4 grams. The ring measures 8.5 mm north to south and 14 mm across and sits 4 mm off the finger, it narrows to 2 mm at the back of the band, it weighs 3.4 grams.
This European ring would make and excellent and very romantic engagement ring!
I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase on my lane. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!
In my humble opinion, some of the best museums in Europe are located along the gorgeous old brick and cobblestone streets of Amsterdam, along with lovely canals and markets of tulips and amazing architecture, and wonderful food and friendly folk, and…. well, I could go on. If I’m not buying jewels you might find me in one of these lovely museums on my, sadly too infrequent, visits to this loveliest of cities.
On my last visit in early autumn, when I wasn’t touring the Reijksmuseum or lunching at the Cobra Café, I was buying jewels. Here’s one of them, a fantastically sparkly and completely perfect diamond engagement ring.
Set in 14 karat gold, this handcrafted ring boast a lovely and deep sparkling .6 carat Old European cushion cut diamond winking away in a classical prong mount. The diamond is very clean even with a 10x jewelers loupe and about a I/J color (it’s hard to judge as it’s mounted in gold, so I’m erring on the side of caution in my estimate). The sides are set with 5 sparkling rose cut diamonds on each shoulder for a total of 11 diamonds in the ring. The main diamond measures 4.8 mm north to south and 4.4 mm across, it is 3.5 mm deep. This ring is a size 7.75 and could be resized safely by about one size in either direction and no more. It weighs 1.8 grams, and is marked ’14’ for 14 karat gold. Probably Dutch in origin, this perfectly wonderful ring dates to about 1870-1880.
As well as being cultured and truly lovely, Amsterdam is a very romantic city; standing on the Magerebrug bridge over the Amstel river at sunset would make a nice place to ask for her hand (just don’t drop the ring!). Or do what I did, and honeymoon here. I highly recommend getting a top floor room at one of the 17th century bed and breakfasts that are tucked away along the tree lined canals. Climb the stairs to room under the sweeping iconic eves of an Amsterdam room and step back into the feel of an authentic slice of Old Europe.
I offer layaway on most items purchased for full retail price. In general my layaway terms are 1/3 down and 1/3 in 30 days and the last 1/3 in 60 days. I am flexible so if you are interested please ask me and we can work out a payment plan that suits you. Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased or payments made on layaway are eligible for store credit only.
I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase from my shop. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!
I’ve often wondered if jewels can flirt. The way they dance, shimmer, and shimmy, I find it’s a rather plausible hypothesis. Diamonds like these seduce the worthy and tease the unprepared. They’re inviting, but with a hint of scandal and plenty of allure. It’s easy to see why Daisy couldn’t get enough and why Gatsby followed suit.
This sparkling five-stone diamond bypass ring was handcrafted in platinum. It was made around 1915-20 in England. Each of the diamonds are old European cuts with the largest at the center of a swirling ring face design. The center diamond measures 3.7 x 3.7 x 2.3 mm and weighs approximately .20 carats. The two diamonds next to the center measure 2.3 x 2.3 x 1.7 mm each and weigh approximately .06 carats each. The smallest two stones each weigh approximately .01 carats each, adding even more glimmer to this vintage stunner. This ring bears the platinum mark, “PLAT” and a maker’s mark, “WG&S”. The ring face measures 7.4 x 9.5 x 5.5 mm off the finger and the band width is 1.7 mm at the back. It’s a size 7.5 US and weighs 3.6 grams.
Let your finger beguile the world with this Jazz Era beauty. It’s Art Deco at its finest and your finger deserves it.
Morning rose from the earth and transformed the sky into sheets of lime green and watermelon pink. It was a quiet moment, before the storm of day. She went through the motions of the morning, brewing coffee, choosing a lipstick, waiting for the paper. The doorbell rang, so she went to it. He stood there with roses in his hand, and a devious grin on his adorable face. In his other hand, he held a ring set with shining diamonds. The sparkling stones matched the glitter of the early day’s sun. She couldn’t take her eyes away.
This sparkling diamond Edwardian antique ring was handcrafted around 1910. It features five old European cut diamonds, totaling .50 carats. The center diamond is .19 carats and measures 3.6 mm in diameter and 2.3 mm in depth. Each stone is platinum set on an 18 karat gold shank. This ring is a size 7.85 and weighs 3.7 grams. The ring face measures 4.2 mm north to south, 8.8 mm across and sits 4.4 mm off the finger. The gold purity content hallmark, “18CT” is marked inside the band, the platinum parts have been acid tested.
This is a unique and timeless engagement ring she’ll certainly say yes to!
Sometimes, it’s hard to find the right words for beautiful things. “Ooh”, “Aah, “Mhm”, “Wow”, “Yowzah”, and “Mine”, are my typical vocabulary for when my eyes set themselves on something good. Of course, there are even those times when something is so good, so everything-I-didn’t-know-I-needed, that my mouth doesn’t know how to work, my jaw drops, and I am speechless. It happened with this ring. Every angle is perfection. It’s so elegant you want to live in it, lucky for you, you can!
This vintage late Edwardian or early Art Deco platinum and gold diamond ring was handcrafted around 1915-1920, likely in France. It’s a stunning dome ring with everlasting sparkle thanks to 25 diamonds set in platinum over 18 karat gold. The center diamond is a round old European cut stone measuring 4.2 mm in diameter and 2.7 mm in depth for an approximate weight of .30 carats. The remaining 24 diamonds are rose cuts and oh so glittery. This ring is a size 7 and it weighs 2.8 grams. The ring face measures 14.5 x 20.8 x 5.6 mm off the finger. There are no marks and it has been acid tested.
A ring should look like this. It has that je ne sais quoi, that x factor, that star quality, just like you do.
You saw it there, on your left hand, after he gave it to you and you said yes and cried and called your mum. And every time you see it on your finger you can’t help but smile wider than the horizon as you remember the end of your second date. He walked you to your car and his brown eyes twinkled as they stared at you intently, not wanting to look away, not wanting to even blink. He gave you a hug, and you reached your arms around his neck and he held onto you so tightly your feet hardly touched the gravel driveway where you were saying goodnight under the bright sheet of glittering stars.
This gold diamond ring features a six sided star point set center diamond flanked by leaves set with diamonds and scrolling shoulders. Each of the stones is light-catching. Each shoulder boasts four glittering diamonds. It is hallmarked with, ‘18Ct’ indicating it is made in 18 karat yellow gold. This ring is a size 4 and weighs 2.7 grams. It measures 6.2 mm north to south, is 15.4 mm across and sits 2.4 mm off the finger. This Edwardian era ring was made in England, around 1910.
Hold the universe on your finger with this star of a ring!
She was at her table, with her coffee, reading a book. One hand turned the page while the other subconsciously twirled her hair. The ring on the twirling hand refracted rainbow shades all around her, onto the walls and the coffee cups of strangers. Those diamonds, they sang with the light, sending dancing color off into the atmosphere like fairies in a tale.
This glittering, uniquely shaped antique Edwardian diamond ring was handcrafted around 1910, in England. Each of the 11 diamonds are silver set on a 15 karat gold band. The two largest stones measure 3.6 x 2.1 mm and 3.6 x 2.6 mm, respectively. Altogether, this sparkling stunner totals .65 carats! The ring face is 15.5 x 14.7 x 4 mm off the finger. There are no marks and it has been acid tested. This ring weighs 2.9 grams and is a size 5.25 US.
Sparkle, sparkle, and more sparkle!
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She saw the rose petals as she walked in the house. They led her outback, to rows of lanterns lining the walkway to the garden. She looked around for him, knowing he was behind this. There was a note on the pathway stone, she picked it up and read, ‘Keep Going’. So, she did. Around the bend she found him. He was waiting for her, at a table set for two, with lit candles, and a canopy of outdoor string lights. On the table was another note. She picked it up and read, ‘Marry Me?’. She looked at him as he held out a ring with fiery rubies and glittering diamonds.
This antique Edwardian ruby and diamond ring was handcrafted in Birmingham, England, in 1904. It was made in 18 karat gold and features five bright and sparkling gemstones. The rubies are bright and pink in color. The center stone is a rectangular shaped ruby that measures 4 x 3 x 2.3 mm. The two other rubies, featured on the edges of this ring, are square cuts and measure 2 x 2 x 1.7 mm. Patterned between the rubies, are two glittering white old European cut diamonds. The first is 2.6 mm in diameter and is 2 mm deep. The second diamond is 2.4 mm in diameter and is 2 mm deep. This ring is fully hallmarked and bears the mark, ‘193’, a crown and anchor for Birmingham, the gold purity mark, ‘18’, and the letter, ‘e’, indicating the year of origin as 1904. It also has a maker’s mark, ‘M.S.N’. The face measures 17 x 6 x 3.6 mm and has a band width of 2.1 mm. It is a size 7 and weighs 3.6 grams.
This engagement ring is one for the ages. With rubies of passion and diamonds of forever, give her a gift that will last another hundred years.
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She walked right over to him at the bar, and asked to buy him a drink. She didn’t wait for an answer but ordered two Manhattans with rye. She sat next to him, and started talking about her day. He found himself enthralled with her storytelling, the way her eyes were animated, and how she spoke with her hands. She liked the way he listened and responded with wit and intelligence. It was a Manhattan well spent. Much later, he decided to march into her evening, the way she had his, years before. But instead of a drink, he offered this ring, and asked for her hand.
This antique Edwardian diamond and 18 karat gold ring was handcrafted in Birmingham, England, around 1910. It features five glittering Old European cut diamonds across the face which add up to about .7 carats total weight. This piece has been hallmarked with the gold purity mark, “18”, the anchor for Birmingham, the letter date, “s”, and the crown for England. This is an older ring, from about 1900-1910 which was fully re-shanked in 1967, and hallmarked at that time. The ring face measures 5.4 mm north to south, 17 mm across and sits 5.2 mm off the finger. This size 6.25 ring weighs 4.2 grams.
Life is full of moments and finding ways to make then sweet. This diamond ring is a memory to cherish forever.
He asked for her hand in the early hours of the morning, before either of them had had their coffee. The sun was hardly making light out their small apartment window, that had a faraway view of the harbor. She was barely waking up, when he gently whispered her name and asked if they could do this life thing together, “Me and you? Forever?” She nodded with a smile of knowing and love, as he slipped a diamond gold ring on her finger.
This antique Art Nouveau diamond bypass style ring was handcrafted in France, around 1900. The design is elegant and defines the Art Nouveau period it was made in with its smooth elements and graceful flower-inspired motif. There are seven rose cut diamonds and two Old European diamonds, set in platinum over 18 karat gold. The Old European diamonds measure 3 x 2 mm. The ring face measures 14 x 8.5 x 4.6 mm. It’s a size 6.25 and weighs 3.0 grams. It bears the French eagle’s head mark, and has been acid tested.
Bypass rings are known to the French as ‘Toi et Moi’ rings, meaning, ‘You and Me’. They were most used during the 1800s, as its romantic design symbolizes two souls coming together in love. The sides of the band don’t meet in the middle, they gracefully pass one another, to express individuality and fluidity.
Gently cradled in it’s rich gold mounting, this wonderful Old European cut diamond has a soft cushiony shape, a lovely fat girdle and a fantastic hand cut look. This sparkly ring may well have been made to be worn during a state of mourning as it’s accented with black enamel shoulders.
I believe this ring to be French in origin, it has a a somewhat worn makers mark that shows the diamond cartouche typical of a French makers mark, it seems to have been re-sized near the marks and may have lost it’s purity mark at that time. The size 6.5 US ring was most certainly made around 1860 and tests as 18 karat gold. The diamond measures 4.2 x 3.35 x 2.75 mm and weighs approximately .25-.3 carats. The ring measures 6.7 mm north to south and 15.2 mm across and sits 3.6 mm off the finger. The ring tapers to 1.4 mm at the back of the band. The enamel is in very nice condition, but it isn’t perfect, please look closely at the images. This ring weighs 1.2 grams.
This lovely ring could be used as an engagement ring, but care should taken to protect the enamel, I wouldn’t recommend this one for all-day everyday wear, not one to be showered or exercised in!
She was in love with Art Nouveau, with the whiplash lines, the organic feel. She had purchased a property at 29 Avenue Rapp, in the 7th arrondissement in Paris. She would build an apartment building, make money and keep the 5th floor for her own use. She was meeting today with Jules Aimé Lavirotte, who designed buildings with exuberant and imaginative decoration, buildings that spoke to the artist in her soul. She wore this ring, she knew he would love it. He did.
This Art Nouveau ring would be called Edwardian if it was English; not at all an ugly name, though perhaps a bit masculine for describing this light and airy style. Luckily for this ring, it’s French, it’s get’s to go by a much better name, this ring is Belle Époque, which translates as ‘Beautiful Era’, and indeed it is. Hand crafted in 18 karat and platinum topped, it is set with 31 bright and sparkly diamonds. The three larger stones are set as flowers on rose cut diamond encrusted stems, the center stone is .5 carats, the other two are .25 and .35 carats for a total diamond weight of 1.0 carats not including the rose cuts. The ring is marked on the back of the band with the French Eagle’s head mark and the number ’11464’ (most likely and insurance mark), it also has a partial French makers mark. The ring measures 27.5 mm north to south and 20 mm across, it sits 6.5 mm off the finger. This ring is a size 7.25 US and could be resized slightly, it weighs 5.1 grams.
Made in France in about 1910.
A ring like this? Well, there’s a lot to be said about a ring like this, it has the potential to be whatever your fantasies require. It may be the surprise you give – even for yourself, if you’re feeling impulsive and exceptionally stylish. It’ll go with that manicure you want, and it will look fabulous on a romantic date with the hubby. It could be your ladies’ night out ring, the one you wear when you and your friends dance until the ugly lights come on. It might be the ring to propose with, or the ring to celebrate 20 years with. It might be the perfect piece to say you love her, as she’s guaranteed to show it off even to strangers. You get to make it your own, so go ahead, make your dreams come true. I have the perfect ring for you.
This antique French gold emerald and diamond cluster ring dates to about around 1900. This beautiful ring was hand made in 18 karat gold and showcases an oval emerald surrounded by a cluster of 14 Old European diamonds. The emerald measures 9.7 x 5.4 x 3.3 mm, weighing approximately .96 carats. Each of the diamonds measure 2.3-5 mm in diameter and 2.2-3 mm in depth, weighing approximately .10 carats each and 1.4 carats in total. The ring face measures 19.4 mm north to south and 14 mm across, it sits 7 mm off the finger and narrows to 3 mm wide at the back of the band. This ring is a size 7 and it weighs 6.4 grams. It bears the French owl mark, indicating the gold purity, it has been acid tested.
If you are looking for that perfect, heirloom quality, antique diamond emerald ring, well, here it is!
ITEM ID: RGA22611VA
Curiouser and curiouser. Reminiscent of a demon with its haunting red eyes, but also suggestive of a soothsayer with its long beard and mysterious existence. It’s rings like this that capture my imagination and make me wonder the most wondrous of things. I found this interesting bauble in Amsterdam a few weeks ago. I had just polished off a toffee souffle at Vinkeles and was going for a twilight stroll when a small garden level storefront caught my eye. It didn’t take me long until I had a handful of goodies, including this intriguing charmer.
This amazing gold ring was handcrafted around 1900. It’s a creative piece, with demons as the shoulders with red ruby eyes and a sparkling cluster of diamonds at the center. This ring consists of 16 old European cut diamonds, totaling an approximate weight of 1.275 carats. The center diamond measures 5 x 5 x 3.5 mm, weighing approximately .60 carats. The ring face measures 10.5 mm north to south and 23.7 mm across, and 5 mm off the finger. The band width narrows to 3.3 mm at the back of the band. This ring is a size 8 and it weighs 8.2 grams. It bears no marks and has been acid tested.
Wear a little mystery on your finger! I love this fabulous little bauble and I just know you will, too.
Peridot is the only gemstone found in meteorites. Granted this particularly lovely bright olive green emerald-cut Peridot is most likely Earth-made, but I find it fascinating to think of all those big chunks of rock flying through the cosmos with these lovely green crystals along for the ride. Is is just coincidence that Kryptonite looks a little like Peridot? I think not.
This wonderful bright green peridot is the star of this sparkling ring. Hand crafted around 1910, this lovely and lively stone measures 7.5 x 7 x 3.2 mm and weighs about 1.25 carats. Overall the face of this ring measures 14 mm north to south and 10 mm across, and the shoulders are adorned with golden bows. This size 5.5 ring weighs 3.6 grams and is marked inside the band with ’18k’. I think that this lovely ring is American in origin.
It matched the color of eyes, like so few things did. They were blue like the ocean before a storm, like a field of blooming bluebells, or like the wings of a morpho butterfly. She wore it because she liked the bands of color inside the stone and how the gold felt cool and then warm on her finger. She wore it because he gave it to her while asking for her hand.
This antique Victorian sapphire and gold ring was handcrafted in London, 1879. An oval faceted sapphire, measuring 7 x 5.2 x 2.8 mm and weighing approximately .82 carats, is set in 18 karat gold. This beautiful natural stone bears some color banding within, giving it what I like to call ‘tiger stripes’. It is fully hallmarked and bears the origin mark of a crown for England, the gold purity mark, “18”, the leopard head mark for London, and the letter date, “D”. This ring is a size 8.25 and weighs 4.7 grams. The ring face measures 10.5 x 13.7 x 2.7 mm off the finger and has a band width of 3.3 mm.
This is a ring to behold. It has color, and sparkle. It would be an amazing engagement ring or birthday surprise.
The year was 1874, Winston Churchill was born, the son of a British Lord and an American socialite. Maybe Lord Churchill give his wife this ring to celebrate the birth of his son? Probably not, but a girl can dream! And since jewelry doesn’t tell any tales, there’s no way we will ever truly know.
What we do know for sure is that this gorgeous ring was hand crafted in Birmingham, England in 1874. We also know that it is set with 9 bright and sparkling Old European cut diamonds that glitter and sparkle with your every move. The center stone measures 5 x 4.65 x 3.8 mm and weighs approximately .75 carats, it is a lovely clean and white stone; it has a supporting cast of 8 smaller diamonds, each of which weighs approximately .14 carats. The total diamond weight of the ring is about 2 carats. The shank is crafted in 18 karat gold and is marked inside the band with the crown (England), the anchor (Birmingham), the number ’18’ (karat) and the letter z (1874). It has lovely carved shoulders and a thick shank. The ring is a size 7.75 US and my jeweler suggests that it won’t tolerate re-sizing by very much. The ring measures 11.9 mm north to south and across the face and narrows to 3 mm at the back of the band, it weighs 5.3 grams.
This fabulous diamond cluster ring would make a wonderful ring for any occasion, from the most important to ‘just because’!
When clients contact me and ask me if it’s okay to buy a ring for their love as a gift before they are ready for the engagement ring, I always say, ‘yes, of course, just don’t put it in a box!’. There’s just something about handing a girl a ring box for the first time, that ring had best be ‘the’ ring; that’s my opinion anyway. Here’s a ring that should definitely be given in a box!
This hand crafted diamond cluster ring was made in about 1880 and yet it’s fresh, clean lines give a somewhat contemporary look. The wonderfully weighty shank holds a cluster of 7 lively Old European cut diamonds. The center stone weighs about 7 points and the surrounding diamonds are about 4 points each for a total diamond weight of about 30 points. This ring is made of 18 karat gold and is marked ’18’ inside the band. The face of the ring measures 10 mm north to south and across, it sits 4 mm off the finger and narrows to 2 mm at the back of the band. This ring is a size 7.5 but could be resized to suit. It weighs 5.5 grams.
It was most likely made in England and I purchased it in London.
"Will you?" he said, holding out the little box.
"Yes," she replied, holding out her hand. He slipped it onto her finger.
Indeed, this is the perfect engagement ring, handcrafted in 18 karat gold and set with a single, beautiful sparkling diamond. This ring has lovely detailed engraving and is loaded with charm and style. The diamond is a bright and lively old European cut that weighs approximately .3 carats and is clean even with a 10x power jewelers loupe. The ring is marked with '18c' for 18 karat and a makers mark of 'E&P'. The ring is a size 7 and could be resized a little bit, but not a lot. It weighs 4.3 grams.
Made in England around 1880, this fantastic Victorian ring would make a perfect engagement ring!
When I first started selling jewelry online, I did everything myself, but eventually I got too busy and had to pass some of the duties off onto others. Now I have a guy who comes once a week to take photos for me, he does a great job with the pictures, but he knows very little about jewelry in general (although he is learning). The other day he was asking me why some of the diamonds seemed so much more sparkly than others. ‘The answer’, said I, ‘is clarity.’
This diamond has clarity in spades, and the bright sparkle and rich fire that come along with it. Gypsy mounted into a weighty and smooth 18 karat gold mounting, the overall effect is a ring with a sure and subtle style, casual and sexy at the same time. The old European cut diamond is the center of this ring and the star of the show, it measures 4 mm across and 3 mm deep and weighs about .4 carats, it is an extremely white and clean stone. The ring is marked with ’18ct’ inside the band and is a size 8.5 US, I think it could be resized a bit up or down. The ring weighs 6.7 grams.
This wonderful antique ring was most likely made in England around 1890, I purchased it in London. This one would make a stunning engagement or wedding ring for a woman or a man!
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Everyone wants style. She has it. It shows in the way she walks down the street, in the way she sips her coffee. It shows in the low of her heal, in the accessories she wears. It’s in her confidence and the way her smile reaches up and encompasses her eyes. Is she grinning because the skies are clear or because her diamond won’t stop sparkling?
This Late Victorian gold diamond solitaire ring was handcrafted in Chester, England in 1895. It was created in 18 karat gold. This sparkling Old European cut diamond is held aloft in a beautiful rich, yellow buttercup mount. The diamond measures 3.3 x 3.3 x 2.5 mm and weighs 0.19 carats.
This ring is fully hallmarked with the number ‘18’ indicating the gold, a Crown signifying English origin, the symbol for Chester which is a shield holding three wheat sheaves and a sword, as well as the letter code ‘M’ meaning 1895. The maker’s mark reads, ‘WG&S’. The face of ring measures 6.3 mm north to south and the height off of the finger is 4.1 mm. This ring is a size 6.75 and weighs 3 grams.
Have someone special in your life? Why not decorate their finger with the perfect amount of sparkle? As an engagement ring? What woman could say no?
Item ID: RG0215015V
There are some cultures that say that opals were formed when the an angry god hurled a rainbow at the earth and it shattered. In the place where the pieces landed, opals were formed. Looking deeply into this stunning opal ring makes it easy for one to believe that this is true.
This antique Victorian opal solitaire gold ring was handcrafted in England around 1890. It features a rectangle cabochon precious opal at the center. The opal measures 11.4 x 8.7 x 2.3 mm. It’s set in 18 karat gold and has been acid tested. The ring face measures 18.4 x 18.1 x 6.7 mm off the finger and the band width is 2.6 mm at the back. This ring is a size 7.75 and it weighs 4.7 grams.
“Precious opals” are known for their diffraction of light, called ‘play of color’, in which rainbow colors shine from inside the stone like a kaleidoscope of firelight. The play-of-color in precious opals is caused by the diffraction of light that bounces between the silica spheres that are stacked like microscopic marbles in a box.
Art Deco was bold, with it’s swooping lines and contrasty colors, and sparkle on top of sparkle, it’s arguable if there’s ever been age that bold since. Certainly there was never one so gilded, so kissed with optimism and glee. This ring was born then, you can see it, can’t you?
This 1920s ring was hand crafted in platinum with a great eye to style and detail. It is set with a hexagonal cut of dark, black onyx which is fit into a frame ablaze with 24 rose cut diamonds. The onyx itself is set with a .15 carat old European cut diamond in a bezel of platinum. The ring is a size 5.75 and could be resized somewhat to suit, it measures 12.4 mm north to south and 13.5 mm across and sits 5.2 mm off the finger. This ring bears no hallmarks, but we’ve acid tested it as platinum, it weighs 3.2 grams.
For a holiday favorite, for some party bling, for anytime you need a little something to make your eyes happy, this Art Deco beauty is there for you.
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One of the joys of being someone who deals in vintage and antique jewelry is finding that one elusive treasure. That amazing jewel which is like no other you’ve come across before. When it’s something as beautiful and rare as this ring, it just makes you weak in the knees.
This fantastic Art Deco French cut diamond eternity band just wasn’t a ring that I could walk away from, I absolutely had to have it. This beautifully hand crafted platinum band is set with 23 diamonds which measure about 3x3x2.4 mm each and weigh about .15 carats each for a total diamond weight of about 3.25 carats. The stones display the cross and open cutlet of wonderful, early French cuts and are nice, white and clean stones. The ring measures 3.6 mm north to south and sits 2.5 mm off the finger. The edges of this ring are richly engraved with swirling details. The inside of the band is marked ‘P950’ for the platinum content. This hand crafted ring was made around 1920, it weighs 4.7 grams.
For an engagement ring she’ll never tire of, or a wedding ring that will be a solitaires best friend, alone or stacked, this ring is a once in a lifetime beauty.
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I arrived early in the morning at my friends shop in East London. He unlocked the door for me and I handed him a white tea with four sugars, he grinned. We spent the next several hours shooting the breeze and enjoying each others company as we delved into his cases and looked at fantastic jewels. I was just about to walk out the door, coat on, money exchanged, hugs given, when I spotted this ring in the corner of a case by the front door. Well, I just had to turn around and declare that our visit wasn’t yet done. This ring, this ring I simply had to have.
This swirling gold Art Nouveau beauty has a most amazing weight and feel on the hand; it is set with 3 sparkling Old European cut diamonds. The three stones weigh approximately .35 carats each for a total diamond weight of 1.05 carats. The ring itself measures 9 mm north to south and 18 mm across, the diamonds are flush mounted and it sits just 4.3 mm off the hand. Marked ‘14k’ inside the band for 14 karat gold, this ring is a size 7.75 and weighs 6.1 grams. Made in Europe around 1900.
For an engagement or an anniversary, for a birthday or even just because, this ring is practically perfect in every way.
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There’s just something mystical about opals, as if they hold the secrets of the universe. This beautiful opal has strong yellow tones but flashes with blues and green, golds and oranges; it measures 8.3x6x2.3 mm and weighs about .65 carats. Flanking the opal on either side are stunning, bright Old European cut diamonds, each of which weighs about .25 carats for a total of about .5 carats. The ring is hand crafted in 18 karat gold and while it has no hallmarks, it has been carefully acid tested. This ring measures 9.5 mm north to south and 13.8 mm across, it sits 5.1 mm off the finger. A large sized ring, this is a size 8 but could be resized somewhat to suit, it weighs 2 grams.
A Message From Victoria: Hi everyone! If you visit my site often, you might note that I usually have a story to tell about my pieces. Well, I’ve accumulated a backlog of items and I’m too excited to get them to you to stop and write tales. So, I’m going to go with the idea that a picture is worth a thousand words. Don’t worry though, I’ll get back to my usual descriptions soon. Watch this space!