Georgian Rose-Cut Diamond and Onyx Ring, Navette Shaped, 15k Gold

     On Saturday afternoons I always head out of Central London to the home of one of my suppliers in the green, leafy suburbs, with their narrow streets lined with lovely Georgian brownstones. Seems strange to call her a 'supplier', she's much more like family, I have been buying from her so long that I've watched her kids grow up, watched them turn into amazing people who now run businesses of their own. This sunny Saturday, I sat in her back garden admiring all the bright blooms around me, sipping a glass of Châteauneuf-du-Pape (she always has my favorite). It didn't even take me a second to say yes to this Georgian beauty as it winked up at me, lit by the late English sunlight.

     This fantastic and rare early ring was most certainly made in England in the late 1700s, probably around 1770-80. It is handcrafted in 15 karat gold and set with a long, navette-shaped, smooth cut of onyx which itself is set with 43 rose cut diamonds mounted in sterling silver. The diamonds form a torch or possibly a long urn which is surrounded by garlands of flowers. The ring is 27 mm long and 9.6 mm wide and narrows to 2 mm wide at the back of the band. This ring is a size 7.5 and while it could be resized, it should only be done by a jeweler using a laser welder who is familiar with working on antique pieces. It weighs 4 grams. 

     This ring goes particularly well with peonies, 10 pm sunlight and a glass of French red.

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