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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The trading of diamonds can be traced back to India during the 4th century BC. It took until 1400 AD before diamonds began traveling West, and became coveted by Europe’s wealthiest residents.
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, defines the stone’s color.
This antique diamond and gold ring holds three Old European cut diamonds set in 18 karat gold; it was hand crafted in England in about 1890-1900. The center stone weighs approximately .45 carats and is set in a modified 8-prong belcher setting makes it resemble the center of a delicate flower. The side stones weigh approximately .125 carats each, making the total carat weight of this ring is around .7 carats. The ring face measures 11.5 mm north to south and 16 mm across and it sits 4 mm off the finger with a band width of 2.0 mm at the back of the ring. It is a size 5.5 and weighs 6.1 grams. This piece has been professionally acid tested.
This ring would be a fantastic engagement ring! It’s as beautiful and unique, just like the love of your life.
This ring was crafted during a time when pearls were accessible only to the wealthy, due to their rarity. Finding pearls that matched in size, shape, and color could take years, as the farming of pearls wasn’t developed until the 1920s. Pearls had to be found the old-fashioned way, by diving into the sea and searching through thousands of mollusks by hand. Crafting a necklace or ring with similar pearls would take years. These natural gemstones were reserved for royalty and the upper class. This ring was made around 1890, and most likely belonged to a well-to-do Victorian woman with a great sense of style.
This antique pearl and 18 karat gold ring was handcrafted in England. There are five round cabochon pearls across the ring face, with the center pearl measuring 5 mm in diameter. Each pearl is shimmering and unique, they are well matched in their lustrous ivory color. This ring is a size 8.75 and weighs 4.2 grams. It has been acid tested. The face is 6 x 20.3 x 4 mm off the finger and the band width is 2 mm at the back.
I don’t know about you, but a Victorian ring like this is something I would have a hard time giving up! At over a century old, this timeless classic has proven its quality in design and historic value.
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The thistle is the national symbol of Scotland - it stands for pain, protection, and pride. There is a legend based in the 13th century, when the Norse King’s soldiers invaded a Scottish Coastal town. This Viking King plotted to sneak slyly in on the Scottish Clansmen and Highlanders while they slept. The soldiers decided to go barefoot, as to not make a sound. One of the soldiers accidentally stepped on a prickly thistle and cried out in pain. His scream was so loud it woke the Scots who were roused to arms and came out victorious.
This vintage Scottish thistle ring was handcrafted in silver. It is a size 7.25 US and weighs 3.9 grams. The face measures 14 mm north to south at the tallest point. It is marked with the word, ‘Sterling’ and the phrase, ‘Made in Scotland’.
There’s a lot of history and lore around this humble plant, and for good reason. It’s strong and durable, unassuming and powerful.
He knew she wanted it, he spotted her gazing at it through the store window every time they walked to their favorite restaurant. The day came when she went to stare at the bold colors and lustrous pearls and discovered that the ring was gone. Her eyes were sad, and her voice was soft, and she said that nothing was the matter when he asked. He wanted to wait another few weeks for her birthday, but after a day and a half he just couldn’t help himself. They were at the kitchen table eating lunch and he pulled the box from the pocket of his jeans. She opened it and everything about her brightened. She was gleeful and he was happy because she was happy, and already wearing the ring.
This vintage opal and pearl gold ring was handcrafted around 1925. It was made in 18 karat gold and features four cabochon pearls and one large center cabochon precious opal. “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, this one has heavy hues of gold and orange. The ring bears an asymmetrical design with the 8.7 x 8.7 x 6.2 mm precious opal as the star of the show. It is a size 7.5 and weighs 4.4 grams. It is marked “18CT” inside the band. The ring face is 10 mm north to south and 21 mm across, it sits 7 mm off the finger with a band width of 2.6 mm at the back.
This colorful bauble would be the perfect piece for that empty space in your jewelry box, too bad it won’t be in there very often!