EXQUISITE Georgian Blue Enamel/Rose-Cut Diamond/15k Ring, c.1800!
I have enjoyed owning and wearing this ring for over a decade, and every time I wore it to antiques shows, someone literally tried to buy it off of my hand! At the time, I could not bear to part with it, but now it is time for it to bring joy to another collector. This ring is exquisite on so many levels, and the design is timelessly Neoclassical!
Crafted in 15k yellow gold blended with a hint of rose, the bezel of this pretty jewel measures 5/8" long x 1/2" wide x 1/4" tall. The center of the ring is a dome of rich, cobalt blue enamel, individually set into the bezel and topped with a vibrant old mine-cut diamond measuring 3.5 mm and weighing approx. 15 points! The diamond is set in its own golden collet, and the enamel plaque is mounted in a closed-backed, rubbed-over bezel.
Surrounding this brilliant blue plaque are 19 additional rose-cut diamonds weighing approx. 2-3 points each, and boy, do they pack a lot of fire into a relatively small space! The total diamond weight adds up to about 1/2 carat, and all of the diamonds are original to the ring. One tiny stone has been re-set and sits slightly deeper than the others, but I mention this only for complete accuracy; this is invisible even under 5x magnification, and perfectly in keeping for a ring which has survived over two centuries.
All of the diamonds are set in pushed-up collets of sterling silver backed with 15k gold. The shoulders of the ring are gently fluted, tapering back to a plain shank. The detail work to this jewel is just what you would expect from a skilled Georgian-era lapidary; even the back of the bezel boasts delightful hand-engraving in a flower and vine motif! This ring is a hair over a size 5, but the plainness of the rear of the shank would allow for easy re-sizing by a good bench jeweler. SO PRETTY!
Weighing in at 3.1 grams, this heirloom-worthy ring is a delight to behold and a joy to wear; it is perfectly proportioned, and suitable for day or evening! If you love the best in Georgian jewelry, this ring will make a treasured addition to your collection. It would also make a superb gift for any lady fond of the finest in early jewelry, and will arrive in a gift box suitable for storing or giving. Do not miss this special ring; I do not have another like it, and USPS Priority shipping is FREE!
Item ID: 2177
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: gold/blue/diamond, Size: 5
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