Diamonds are a lot of things – indulgent, daring, a little bit dangerous. They dazzle and they delight. They’re decadent and delightful. It’s no wonder then, that they decorate the most beautiful of history’s rings. After all, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
This hand crafted antique Edwardian diamond ring features three sparkling white diamonds. The center diamond measures – 5.3 x 5.3 x 2.9 mm which equals .51 carats. Each of the side diamonds measures 4.3 x 4.3 x 2.4 mm which equals .28 carats, for about 1.07 carats total weight. This breathtaking piece was made all in platinum around 1910, it’s English in origin, and oh so yummy! This ring is a size 6.5 US and can easily be re-sized to suit; it weighs 3.0 grams. The face of the ring is 6 mm north to south and 14.8 mm across, it sits 5 mm off your finger. This piece has been professionally acid tested to verify the metal content.
This wonderful and wearable three stone diamond ring would make a stunning engagement ring, anniversary gift or even a ‘just because’ gift!
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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.
Honestly, how can one ever tire of diamonds? Especially when this ring looks like a triple layered vanilla cake with cream cheese frosting - it was probably homemade and smells like heaven. This ring is the epitome of having your cake and eating it, too.
This gorgeous glittering vintage eternity band was handcrafted around 1930. It features 60 Old European cut diamonds spread across three rows, with 20 diamonds in each queue. Each stone in the center row measures approximately 2.8 mm in diameter and 1.5 mm in depth. Overall, this ring bears approximately 2.2 carats of sparkling diamonds. There are no marks and it has been acid tested as being crafted of 18 karat white gold. It is a size 8 and cannot be re-sized, it weighs 7.4 grams. The ring depth measures 2.8 mm off the finger and the band width measures 8.2 mm, please note that wide rings like this fit a little snugger than rings with a narrow band.
The word “diamond” originates from the Greek word, “adamas” meaning, “unbreakable”. They are a unique stone as they’re the only gem composed of just one element – carbon, which resides inside a grid-like structure due to the way the gem forms. This atomic octahedral arrangement is what makes diamonds 58 times harder than anything else found in nature. Trace elements, making up no more than 0.05% of a diamond, define the stone’s color.
This ring would be a fantastic engagement ring or wedding band. It’s as beautiful and unique as the love of your life.
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!
Memorial rings have been around for centuries. They emerged as a way to celebrate a loved one who had passed. The tradition has died away as photography emerged and became readily available. These beautiful and melancholy rings acted as a touchstone to remind the wearer of life and love. Memorial bands were made to distribute amongst close friends and family of the deceased, typically by wealthier families who could afford it. Often, the one who made the arrangements for this was the deceased, prior to their passing. They were stunning pieces, some with miniature portraits of the loved one, some with woven locks of hair, such as this beautiful ring.
This antique Georgian memorial ring was handcrafted in England, around 1810. A woven lock of silver hair is displayed at the front, beneath glass, and framed in a rectangle of gold. Above it is a white enameled urn, over a black enameled ring face setting. The urn was a common symbol of grief, death, and sorrow. This ring was made in 18 karat gold. This ring is a size 7.75 and weighs 3.7 grams. The back is engraved with the words, “Mary Vaughn died 15 Oct. 1810. 85”. The ring face measures 15.4 x 13.3 x 3.3 mm off the finger with a band width of 4.0 mm. This mourning ring has been carefully acid tested.
Memorial rings are incredibly sentimental, commemorating the life a person who will be remembered and loved. This is a wonderful gift for the jewelry lover in your life.