Antique Edwardian Diamond Ruby Ring Gold Platinum

In terms of aesthetic, the Edwardian Era stretches from 1895 to about 1915. However, King Edward VII, Queen Victoria’s eldest son and the person whom this period is named after, only ruled from 1901-1910. This was the final jewelry period that was named after a British monarch. In France this period of time was referred to as ‘La Belle Époque’ translating to ‘the beautiful era’, named after the luxurious lifestyles of the King and his Queen consort, Alexandra of Denmark. They established an international high society whose dress code required fine jewelry and lots of it. Although the couple influenced the Edwardian era’s visuals, artists and design houses did as well. During the Edwardian era, delicate design and feminine characteristics reigned. It was inspired by art from the 17th and 18th centuries. It was a time in which platinum was beginning to be used as jewelry making techniques improved. It was a time in which people cared a lot about which jewels were used in their pieces, and diamonds soared in popularity.

This wonderful ring was handcrafted in England right around 1910, at the height of Edwardian style. It is set with three Old European cut diamonds patterned among two vivid round rubies set in 18 karat gold and platinum in an modified bypass design. This ring is a size 7.5 and it weighs 2.9 grams. The center diamond measures 3.2 x 3.5 x 2.4 mm, weighing approximately .17 carats. The smaller diamonds each measure 2.3 x 2.3 x 1.7 mm for a total weight between the tow of approximately .12 carats. The rubies measure 2.5 x 2.7 x 2.1 mm and weigh approximately .20 total carats. The ring face measures 8.7 x 10.1 x 4 mm off the finger and the band width is 2 mm at the back. This ring bears the purity hallmarks, “18”, “PLAT”.

This ring would make a marvelous and completely unique engagement ring!

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Item ID: RGA22272VA



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