Presenting a Edwardian antique white on white Pearl and Diamond ring in a 18K white gold setting circa 1930s.
This beautiful antique Edwardian ring features white on white style . This size 4.5 ring features two post set AAA 6mm white Akoya “Hanadama” Pearls with silver overtones. These are surrounded by 6 prong set round old European cut diamonds. These natural mined untreated diamonds range in size from 2mm to 3mm for a total of .33 carats. The diamonds are graded VVS1-2 to VS1-2. These are all set in a 18K white gold setting and weighs 3.8 grams
This ring is in excellent vintage condition with no blemishes or breaks. There are barely visible hallmarks 18k and unknown initials and numbers for makers or location marks. A Presidium Gem tester is used to verify all gemstones. JSP testing solution is used to verify precious metals. This item was microscopically examined. The stones were acetone tested for color fastness.
Akoya Pearls are graded on AAA-A scale. The pearls in this ring are AAA. This means they are very high luster and only minor imperfections over less than 10% of its surface.
Old European cut diamonds are older cuts that were completed on mined natural diamonds prior to the time any enhancements where invented. When compared to the modern round brilliant cut, the old European cut has smaller tables, steeper crown angles, generally larger cutlets and short star facets, as well as shorter lower girdle facets.
The diamond grades are as follows; VVS1-2 -the diamond contains minute inclusions under 10x examination that are difficult for experienced graders to find. VS1-2 - the diamond contains minute inclusions under 10x examination that can been seen with effort, for experienced graders to find.
The Edwardian Period was a time when elegance and fashion became society's predominant values. Fashion, although inspired from the French courts of the eighteenth century, took on an almost ethereal lightness. Layers of delicate lace and feathers were incorporated onto garments rendered in the palest pastels or white on white.
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