Antique Edwardian, 18ct Gold, Natural Ceylon Sapphire Five Stone Engagement Ring



Sapphire and diamond ring, 1902, possibly Turnbull Brothers. This elegant five-stone ring is set with a series of graduated unheated Sri Lankan sapphires, very well-matched for colour and clarity. The sides retain the beautiful scrollwork that is a strong indicator of late Victorian manufacture, and the shank is stamped with a perfectly preserved hallmark. British hallmarks are among the most detailed in the world, and are made up of a series of symbols. In this case, the crown is for Great Britain, the anchor indicates Birmingham, an historic centre of British jewellery manufacture, the lower case ‘c’ is a date letter for 1902, ‘18’ indicates18 carat gold, and finally the sponsor’s mark is T Bros, possibly referring to the Turnbull Brothers, who were silversmiths and jewellers between 1899 and 1922, based in Birmingham. All of this information comes together to anchor this beautiful ring precisely to a place and time – a very rare feat for any jewel.


Place Of Origin

United Kingdom

Stone Type

Sapphire: Approx. 0.70 carats

Stone Dimensions

Largest sapphire approx. 5mm x 5mm x 3mm
Smallest sapphire approx.. 3.5mm x 3.5mm x 2.5mm
Height of setting: 4mm
Width of setting at front: 5.5mm x 19mm

Metal Type

18 carat yellow gold


British hallmark for 18 carat gold, Birmingham, date letter c for 1902, sponsor’s mark T Bros, possibly for Turnbull Brothers of Birmingham

Date Of Manufacture


Period Of Manufacture




Signs Of Wear

Very minor wear commensurate with age

Band Size

UK M1/2 / US 6.5 (complimentary re-size available)


TBC grams (gross)


Can a ring be re-sized?

Yes, the majority of our rings can be re-sized; unless stated in the item description. Simply add your required size in the notes section at checkout, and we'll take care of the rest!

What is my ring size?

Once you’ve set your heart on the perfect ring, if you're unsure of your ring size -please consult our sizing guide, or contact us for an easy solution to gauge your ring size.

How long does re-sizing take?

Please allow an additional 5 to 10 working days to the delivery time. If you require your order for a particular date, please get in touch as soon as possible and we will do our very best to accommodate.

Can I purchase a ring and later return to be re-sized?

Yes, we will do our very best to help you every step of the way. There is no additional charge for this but the buyer is responsible for return postage and insurance upon return.

Can I pay in installments/layaway?

Yes, we are happy to spread over a few months. Please contact us directly to discuss a
suitable payment method and plan. We do not charge interest for installment payments.

Does the ring come with a certificate?

While most of our rings are accompanied with a gemological certificate, it is possible to provide a certificate to rings which don’t already have a certificate. There is
an additional charge for this. All of rings are checked and examined by a professional gemologist before they reach the website.

Do you ship items internationally?

Yes, we provide free international express shipping on all online orders. Local taxes
and duties may apply. However, we currently do not ship to the following territories: Africa, Brazil, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Lithuania, North Korea, Pakistan, Republic of Georgia, Russia, Turkey, Russia, Singapore and UAE. You can read our shipping page for more information.

How long will it take for the ring to arrive?

For UK orders, orders are shipped via Royal Mail Special Delivery, the working day after the payment has cleared. Please allow 1-2 business days for your order to arrive. For orders from all other countries, orders are shipped via FedEx or DHL, the working day after the payment has cleared. Please allow 4-5 business days for your order to arrive. Local taxes and duties may apply. You can read our shipping page for more information.

Where are you based, and do you have a shop I can visit?

We are based in London, England, and, for the time being, we are exclusively an online retailer.

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