Sapphire and diamond ring, circa 1900. Like many jewels at the beginning of the 20th century, this ring owes its design to the innovations in style and technique that evolved from the development of platinum. Even when cut into thin strips, platinum had the strength to keep its shape, and didn’t tarnish like silver. In fact, the metal shone so brightly that jewellers started to tone this down to let the stones stand out, and the stippled effect they created around the edges of the settings to achieve this was called ‘millegrain’. This ring, with its delicate openwork construction, shows the leaps forward in design which were now possible with this new metal. With a trio of antique Old European-cut diamonds at its centre, it also includes an element of the Art Deco style, with four square sapphires adding a touch of sharp geometry to the otherwise sinuously curved design. A very stylish and wearable jewel- whether worn as an eye-catching engagement ring, or just casually, as a great addition to your jewellery collection.
Why I love it...
“This is a truly wonderful ring. It has a great design, it's not too big, it sits flat on the finger and the diamonds are great quality. It would make a stunning engagement ring.”
- Sammy, Founder
Place of Origin:
Three Principal Diamonds 0.50ct total Clarity VS / Colour G/H
Other Diamonds 0.45ct total
Sapphire 0.20ct total
Front Head 13.2mm x 18mm
Manufacture Date & Period:
1920 -1925 / Art Deco
Condition & Wear:
Very Good / Wear commensurate with age
UK N ½ / US 6.75 (complimentary re-size available)
This ring can easily be re-sized