A pretty and unique sapphire ring with a double halo of diamonds and ruby accents. This one-of-a-kind ring dates to 1890-1910 and is hand crafted in a perfectly-imperfect stylised lozenge shape that mimics the soft edges of the central, cushion cut, stone.
The inky blue, natural, sapphire is set in a bezel and surrounded by two stepped halos of pave set, old cut, diamonds. The diamonds are on the whole well matched and in good condition, however there are a few replacement stones and one is chipped. The glittering stones are the accented perfectly by arrows of rubies at each corner of the centre stone. The ruby arrows comprise each of a French cut ruby and a trillion mixed cut, giving the impression of pointing in towards the centre stone and making a cruciform shape.
The shank of the ring is formed of 18ct yellow gold, which also makes up the base of the head, however the top of the ring is silver, a common choice amongst goldsmiths in the 1800s, as it was more cost efficient and softer to set stones into.
This heavenly, one on a kind, piece is offered in beautiful antique condition and ready to become the star of your collection.
Unique Edwardian Sapphire and Ruby Ring
Stones: Sapphire, synthetic ruby and diamond
Sapphire Cut: Mixed cut cushion
Sapphire Measurements: 6.6 x 5.5mm
Diamond Cut: Old Cut
Diamond Measurements: 1- 1.3mm
Ruby Cut: Tapered baguette cut and trillion
Metal: 18ct gold and silver
Ring Size: R (US 8 5/8)
Dimensions of Head: 17 x 15.5mm
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.