A beautiful 18ct white gold halo ring from 1900s France; the outside of the shank baring the remains of the French eagle head hallmark.
The centre of the ring is a large synthetic ruby with a vibrant pinkish-red body colour synonymous with the highest quality gemstones. Synthetic stones reached a peak in popularity in the early 1900s as it offered a more affordable way to afford the top-quality gemstones, and so it is very indicative of the era to find synthetic stones in fine quality pieces. The benefit of these today is the same as they were then, a more affordable and ethical way to wear a gemstone.
Surrounding the beautiful ruby is a halo of, natural, chunky rose cut diamonds. The diamonds have been expertly set into the halo using the typical French pavé setting method, so they sit flat and give the illusion of a continuous sparkling halo around the centre of the ring. On the whole the gemstones are all offered in good condition with only a few small nibbles to the diamonds and light surface wear to the ruby to note.
French Synthetic Ruby and Diamond Halo Ring
Stones: Synthetic ruby and diamond
Ruby Measurements: 9mm x 7mm
Diamond Cut: Rose Cut
Diamond Measurements: 1.25mm
Dimensions of Head: 15.4mm x 12.5mm
Metal: 18ct white gold, remains of French hallmarks
Ring Size: M ½ (US 6 1/4)
Please add the size you require as a note at checkout.
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.
We do not offer refunds on altered pieces, so please make sure you love your new piece before you purchase.
Sizing takes approximately 1-2 weeks.