Antique Art Nouveau Sapphire Diamond Twist Ring 18k Gold

Sapphires have been attributed to royalty since the beginning of written history. The color and rarity of the stone signified power and wealth. The idea that they came from the East, was intriguing, as it was a place branded as a treasure chest of gems and riches, most likely because of the traders selling to the West. During the Middle Ages, sapphires were thought to be the divine stone, and shield the wearer from harm and disease. The Edwardian era marked a time of luxury and indulgence. Sapphire rings with diamond accents, like this ring, were considered en vogue.

This antique Victorian sapphire and diamond gold ring was handcrafted in Birmingham, England around 1900. A sapphire stone sits at the center of six diamonds that twist around the face, all set in 18 karat gold. The beautiful blue sapphire measures 3.5 mm in diameter and 2.8 mm in depth, and weighs approximately .25 carats. Each of the diamonds are round and Old European cut, totaling an approximately weight of .20 carats. The ring face measures 7.4 x13.5 x 3.8 mm off the finger and the band width is 1.4 mm at the back. It has been fully hallmarked and bears the crown mark for England, the gold purity mark, “18”, and the anchor for Birmingham. This ring is a size 7.75 and weighs 2.6 grams.

Give her an engagement ring that she’ll gaze at for hours and show off for years. This sapphire and diamond beauty should do the trick.

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