Whenever I see a ring like this one, it really gets me to wondering. The stones in this ring are all old European cut diamonds, probably cut around 1880-1910, and yet this ring surely was made in the 1950s or 60s, so how did these diamonds end up here? What is their back story? Were they part of a Belle Époque brooch, links of a Victorian diamond bracelet, drops of an Edwardian necklace, a single fabulous earring whose mate was lost somewhere along the way? I guess in truth neither you nor I will ever truly know where they came from, what their previous life was. All we know for sure is that now they are here, in this fantastic ring, sparkling away as they've done for over a hundred years!
Handcrafted in France, this 18 karat white gold ring features a bedazzling array of diamonds, thirty-one old European cut round diamonds that add up to over 3.5 carats in all. The center stone is about .4 carats, six of the surrounding stones are about .15-.18 carats each and the other twenty-four weigh about .1-.12 carats each. The diamonds form a lovely knot or bow motif and are truly all sparkle, all of the time. This ring would be easy to resize, currently it is a size 4.75, and it weighs 8.3 grams. The ring is marked on the back of the band with the French eagle head mark, assayed in Paris and has also been acid tested to verify that it is indeed, 18 karat gold. The face of this ring measures 19.5 mm from north to south, and 19.5 mm across, it narrows to 2 mm at the back of the band.
Personally, I just adore old cut diamonds, so my heart did a little pitter-patter when I came across this beauty set with all these old cut gems. My own sneaking suspicion is that these diamonds started out life in a brooch and that some inheritee of said brooch decided to have it remade into this much more wearable and super stylie Retro cocktail ring!
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I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase in 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 photographs and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!
She sat at the rocky shore of the lake where the maple leaves were green like emeralds and the water glittered like diamonds. It was like the ring on her finger, the one she wore everyday just because he had given it to her. Springtime had come to life and the flowers were blooming, waiting to be bundled into vases and admired by passersby. He sat next to her, holding her hand, playing with her ring as it was his touchstone. They were drunk on sunshine and lemonade, giving each other warm glances and watching the sun as it made its way across the sky.
This antique French gold emerald and diamond ring was handcrafted around 1900. This beautiful ring was made in 18 karat gold and showcases a round emerald and an Old European cut diamond, as well as five rose cut diamonds set in platinum. The emerald measures 5 mm in diameter and 3.7 mm in depth, weighing approximately .46 carats. The Old European diamond measures 5.6 mm in diameter and 3 mm in depth, weighing approximately .59 carats. This ring is a size 9.5 and it weighs 4.0 grams. The ring face measures 19 x 10 x 4.6 mm off the finger and the band width measures 1.9 mm at the back. This ring bears the French owl mark and the mask mark, indicating the gold and platinum content.
You’ll be tempted to show this ring off even to strangers. It’s a beautiful piece of history and perfect for an engagement ring, a birthday gift, or ‘just because’ for that special someone in your life.
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Please note that our photographs are part of our description, please look carefully, we do not digitally alter our items. We always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase, and If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let us 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!