$ 6,599.00 $ 9,880.00
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!
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 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!
When certain mineral combinations are subject to extreme heat and pressure, wonderful things can happen. Rubies might have turned out as sapphires or emeralds, they have the same basic components after all. Only a tiny mineral change and the right machinations of the Earth’s crust came along to kiss the stone with enough fire to turn it this brilliant shade of bright red. It’s almost as if that intense heat has been captured in the form of this glowing and sparkling gem. A rare and stunning stone that only fire could create.
This stunning Ruby and diamond ring was hand crafted in France in about 1880. The fabulous natural ruby shows signs of being untreated, it measures 8x5.8x3 mm and weighs approximately 1.1 carats. The ruby is surrounded by 12 chunky Old Mine Cut diamonds which are bright and lively. The diamonds are rated as F-G in color and VS1-SI2 in clarity with most being VS, they add up to 1.52 total carats, each shoulder is further set with a small mine cut diamond of .055 carats, for a total diamond weight in this ring of 1.63 carats. The ring measures 15.13 mm north to south and 11.7 mm across, it sits 4.2 mm off the finger and narrows to 1.75 mm at the back of the band.
This antique, halo style ring is marked on the outside of the band with the French hallmark of the right facing Eagles head and was further tested as 18 karat gold. It weighs 4.13 grams and is a US size 7.
This ring comes with an appraisal done by a GIA accredited Master Gemologist who is qualified to appraise antique pieces. The full replacement value is $11,470, please inquire for a copy of the appraisal.
I offer a 3-5 payment layaway on most items purchased for full retail price, please inquire if you are interested in setting up a layaway. 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. 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!