ca 1907 Chester Hallmarked 18K Gold Diamond, Sapphire Ring
The ring was manufactured in Great Britain and features the mark of the Chester Assay Office.
We deliberately look for the harder to find Chester-marked items due to their collectability as they Assay Office permanently closed almost 50 years ago.
As you can see, the ring is a stunning example of Edwardian style, boasting a simple yet elegant design. Its demure shape plays up the beauty of the three magnificent sapphires and two brilliant diamonds.
Rings of this era often featured stones set flush with the face; you can see that all five stones in this ring are deeply and securely set in an alternating pattern.
There are several die-stamped maker's marks on the interior of the band, the first of which is a three-letter hallmark.
The first letter of the hallmark has been made illegible from years of wear, but the others letters, "J" and "R" are perfectly clear.
This mark is followed by the Sovereign's crown (a standard mark for British made gold). The next mark reads "18", indicating the gold is 18 karats.
The ring has been professionally tested to ensure the purity of the gold.
Next is the mark of the Chester Assay Office (three sheaves of wheat surrounding a sword) which is followed by the date letter, a lower case "g".
This date mark indicates that the ring was manufactured in 1907.
With only a few very minor flea-bite scratches, the ring remains in excellent antique condition. It is a truly beautiful example of the style of the era.
Measurements: Size: 6 ½ Face is 30mm long and 9mm wide, Shoulders are 4mm wide and taper to 2mm wide at the lower band, Ring rises 3mm from finger at top Weight: 2.2 grams (0.08 oz)
Item ID: 6569
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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: blue/white/gold, Size: 6.5
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