A vintage mid century stylish cocktail dress ring consisting of 9 k yellow gold (hallmarked), and nine round faceted blue spinels.
The ring is made up of many textured cubes set in a high shape, creating the Bombe dress ring. This style was very popular in the 1960s, and known as a cocktail or dress ring.
The blue spinels are a natural gemstone often located in the same mineral deposits as sapphires. They are "scattered" irregularly around the design. Seven are 3 mm in size, and the remaining two, 1.6 mm in diameter.
The ring is 14 mm across the top (9/16 inch).
The band has a brickwork detail. It is 5 mm (1/5 inch) at the shoulders and tapers to 3.5 mm (1/7 inch).
The ring is of European origin, with an initial hallmark 9 c which has been over stamped with 9 ct. There is a maker's mark.
The ring size is: 8 (US, Canada); Q (Australia, NZ, UK, Ireland); 57 3/4 (France); 18 (Germany, Belgium, Scandinavia); 17 (Italy); 16 (Japan, China, India); 17 3/4 (Switzerland).
The ring weighs 6.9 grams (0.24 ounce)