There’s a joke about Wisconsin that goes like this: “Welcome to Wisconsin, where we have two seasons, Winter and ‘the other season’ ”. It’s true, winters here do seem to drag on a little too long and take up half the year. And while the winter here is beautiful I find that every once in while I have to hop on a plane and land somewhere (anywhere) lush and green. Just filling my eyes with the rich greens of the tropics does wonders for getting me through until May when the green starts edging back into my landscape. And in between trips to green places, I just pop on a ring like this, I find that a luscious emerald has the same effect on my psyche as a nice long walk in the jungle.
This fantastic diamond and emerald cluster ring showcases an Emerald cut emerald which measures 11.3 x 7 x 4.5 mm and weighs approximately 2.46 carats. The emerald is surrounded with a rectangular frame of Old European Cut diamonds; ten diamonds of .15 carats each are interspersed with twenty smaller .02 carat stones for a total diamond weight of approximately 2 carats. The ring is beautifully hand crafted in platinum with a lovely scrolling gallery underneath, it has a wonderful smooth feel and a low profile. This ring measures 18.8 mm north to south and 14.4 mm across and it sits 5.6 mm off the finger. This ring has some marks but I wasn’t able to sort out what they were because they’re a bit worn, it was certainly made in about 1910 and is European in origin. The ring is a size 6.75 and weighs 5.8 grams.
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Mostly I’m a classical style girl, diamonds, gold, a bit of platinum, maybe a sapphire here and there. But, every once in a while I like to let my funky side out, rock something a bit different, a bit more graphic and chunky. So, for those days, I need rings like this one. Mid-century chic.
Hand crafted in silver, this unusual ring caught my eye and just wouldn’t let it go. It’s composed of rectangular panels which are part engraved pattern and part enamel of a shimmering white hue. The ring is a wide band which measures 11 mm north to south and sits 2.4 mm off the finger. This ring is a size 9.25, but as it’s wide, it would probably fit a size 9 finger best. The ring is hallmarked with ‘925’ for sterling silver and the makers mark ‘SD’, and also has a hallmark that we couldn’t quite make out. This one weighs 9.5 grams.
Made up of tiny rods of glass called tessera, micro-mosaics are just tiny forms of an art which has existed for millennia. The earliest examples date back to the second half of the 3rd century BC and were done with bits of stone, shells and ivory. Here’s a wonderful example that you can wear around on your finger. A bright little butterfly who will stay with you all day.
This ring dates to Victorian times, probably about 1870 and is beautifully colored. The ring is hand crafted in silver with gold washed accents, the face measures 15.9 mm north to south and 15.6 mm across, it sits 7.5 mm off the finger and narrows to 2.1 mm at the back of the band. The ring is a size 6.75 US and weighs 4.2 grams.
I admit to being a big fan of the Danish jewelry designer N. E. (Niels Erik) From. From lived from 1908 to 1982 and did most of his work in the 1950s when the Modern movement was sweeping through Scandinavia. I find his work to be so bright and whimsical, I admit to having a pretty substantial collection of his pieces tucked away in my own personal jewel box!
This wonderful From ring is fully wrought in sterling silver with a lovely soft matte finish. The ring measures 26.7 mm north to south and 18.4 mm across at the face and sits 8 mm off the finger, it narrows to 4.3 mm at the back of the band. This ring is hallmarked ‘From’ and ‘925S’, weighs 11.0 grams and is a size 7.25US. Made in Denmark around 1950, this mid-century beauty is guaranteed to garner lots of compliments!
The term 'Mizpah' is found in Genesis 31:49, it means 'watchtower' and is used as a blessing, meaning "May the Lord keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other". You just know that those sentimental Victorians had to use this romantic and wonderful phrase in their art and jewelry! This ring would likely have been considered a 'sweetheart ring' and would have been given by a gentleman to his lady love interest to show his intention to court her.
This charming Mizpah ring is hand crafted in 9 karat gold. It was made in England in about 1900. The ring is a size 6 US and measures 8 mm wide and 18.7 mm across the face, it weighs 5.1 grams. This unmarked ring has been carefully acid tested as 9 karat gold.
I just fell in love with this sentimental sweetheart of a ring!