French Edwardian Diamond Sapphire Ring

He set a picnic blanket on the white sands of Gruissan Beach, next to the deep blue sea waters of the Mediterranean. He had two wine glasses, a bottle of red, and tiny cucumber sandwiches. She met him at dusk, as the sky turned to pink and the stars came out, winking, and bright. The wind was still and the waves were soft. The air was salty and her hair fell around her face in curls. Even in twilight her eyes glowed. Together, they sat and sipped, and talked, and laughed. It was around midnight, as the sky turned to black, that he asked her for her hand. She said yes. He gave her a ring that looked just like this night, blue as the water, and glittery as the Milky Way.

This antique diamond and sapphire bypass ring was handcrafted in France, around 1910. A beautiful deep blue rectangular sapphire sits in the center of this masterpiece. It measures 6.2 x 5 x 3.7 mm and totals 1.19 carats. There are two sparkling old European cushion cut diamonds on either side of the sapphire. The top diamond weighs approximately .98 carats, while the bottom weighs approximately 1.15 carats. Another 16 diamonds make up the shoulders of this bypass ring, adding even more shine to a ring that would bring any gem lover to his or her knees. The stones are set in platinum, while the shank is made in 18 karat gold. It has been acid tested. This ring bears two French hallmarks: the owl, and the mask. The owl mark has the number, ‘75’ inside, and the mask mark means this ring was made in platinum. The face measures 18 x 18.5 x 5.5 mm off the finger, and the shank has a bandwidth of 1.4 mm. This ring is a size 7.75 and weighs 3.8 grams.

Bypass rings were most used during the Victorian Era, as its romantic design symbolizes two souls coming together in love. The sides of the band don’t meet in the middle, they gracefully pass one another, to express individuality and fluidity.

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