One of the most exceptionally striking belle epoque rings we have had the pleasure of selling. C.1900-1920, this gorgeous ring has French provenance, bought to the UK from the antiques markets of Paris.
The centre of the ring holds a cognac old-mined cut diamond of approximately 0.30ct, the warm yellowish-brown tone of the chunky antique diamond was a clear design choice, drawing your eye into the centre of the ring and contrasting the green of the two emeralds mounted either side.
The two emeralds are both a beautiful light, minty, green colour with excellent clarity and only two very small chips to note. Interestingly one emerald is an oval cut, whilst the other a traditional emerald cut, which has been made to look oval by the shape of the collet, we are unsure if this is a design feature or as a result of one of the stones being replaced, but it adds a certain level of intrigue to this already fascinating piece.
The three coloured stones to the centre of the ring are accented by a further four old-mined cut diamonds, each in their own bezel, so that the head of the ring takes on a floral pattern in the negative space. The further diamonds total another approximate 0.48ct and are brilliantly white, which contrasts the champagne centre diamond and emerald. The smaller diamonds are of a lower clarity, graded between SI2-I, but all are eye clean and free of damage, apart from one discreet chip to the very side of a diamond, difficult to see even under magnification.
This stunning ring is one that you will not see again, with a striking design and massive finger presence, this is the cocktail ring of dreams. The size of the ring is large but we can comfortably size it down to an approximate size O (USA 7).
Exceptional Belle Epoque Ring
Stone: Diamond and Emerald
Centre Diamond Carat: 0.30ct (4mm x 2.7mm)
Centre Diamond Cut: Old mined cut
Centre Diamond Colour: O/P
Centre Diamond Clarity: SI2
Diamond Carat: 0.48ct total approx. (3mm each)
Diamond Cut: Old mined cut
Diamond Colour: G/H
Diamond Clarity: SI2-I
Emerald Measurements: 4.6 x 3.5
Emerald Cut: Emerald cut and oval cut
Emerald Colour: light bluish-green
Emerald Clarity: VS
Metal: 18ct white and yellow gold, tested
Ring Size: U ½ (USA 10.5)
PLEASE ADD RING SIZING AS A PRODUCT TO YOUR CART
We offer a ring re-sizing service by our antique specialist for a small fee, starting at £40.
Most of our rings can be resized, but if they can’t we will stipulate this in the description.
As a rule we will only alter a ring by three UK sizes. If you would like to size a ring more than three UK sizes (either up or down) please contact us on a case by case basis and we will try and accommodate you as best as possible.
If you have any product altered or resized it can still be returned, however you will then be refunded the cost of the ring, minus alteration & postage costs.
Sizing takes approximately 1-2 weeks.