This Moghul Style Ruby Diam 22K Ring is a puzzle. The style and construction, the enamels and decoration, and the cut and type of gemstones are typical of the Moghul period, when Muslim conquerors ruled India from ~1526 – 1857. The craftsmanship is excellent and period correct.
We purchased the ring, along with other pieces, from a client who acquired it while traveling in India. It's entirely possible that she purchased a true antique, but it's also possible that this is a very good reproduction of a vintage ring. We have listed it as vintage and priced it based strictly on the intrinsic value of the gold and gemstones.
Period & Mfg Date: Moghul style, mfg. date not determined
Condition: Very Good
Main Gem Identity: Ruby
Ruby Cut, Weight, Size: Oval Cabochon, ~ 1.4 ct estimated
Ruby Quality: Natural Ruby, good color, moderate inclusions.
Diamond Weight: 2 ¼ ct estimated
Diamond Shape, Cut, Measurements: 1 marquise rose cut ~ 9.0 x 3.8 mm, one pear shape rose cut ~ 5 x 4.8 mm, 2 tear drop shape rose cuts ~ 4.5 x 2.3 mm
Diamond Color, Clarity: H-K color estimated, SI clarity
Metal: 22K gold, electronically tested
Decoration/Polish: Hand engraved with hard enamel decoration
Total Weight: 9.2 grams
Finger size: 9
Moghul Style Ruby Diamond Enameled 22K Gold Rng