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Edwardian, 18ct Gold and Platinum, Ruby and Diamond Ring


£8,500

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Product SKU: ARB-399

Ruby and diamond ring, circa 1900. Centring on three antique circular-cut diamonds against a background of pavé-set rose-cut diamonds, then a border of painstakingly calibré-cut rubies, and finally encircled by a border of smaller circular-cut diamonds, this oval ring is a tour-de-force of the jeweller’s art, and showcases the genius of early 20th century craftsmen. ‘Calibré-cut’ stones are so-called because they are specially cut to fit the jewel, so they can tesselate seamlessly and create continuous surfaces of colour. This technique was developed in the early 20th century, and remains one of the most expensive, difficult and labour-intensive techniques in jewellery manufacturing. Continuing with the attention to detail, the edges of the platinum setting are finished with millegrain borders – a stippled effect which breaks up the surface of the metal and softens its look to complement the dazzling diamonds set within it. An excellent example of an early 20th century jewel, in superb condition.

 


 

Place Of Origin

England

Stone Type

Ruby Approx: 0.85 carats (calculated)

Diamonds: Approx. 2.10 carats total

Stone Dimensions

Height of setting: 7mm
Width of setting at front: 17.7mm x 24mm

Metal Type

Platinum, 18ct yellow gold

Date Of Manufacture

1900 – 1915

Period Of Manufacture

Edwardian

Condition

Very good

Signs Of Wear

Minor wear commensurate with age

Band Size

UK J / US 4.75 (complimentary re-size available)

This ring can easily be re-sized

Weight

5.75 grams (gross)