These romantic creations were cherished items and could serve as engagement rings, wedding rings or symbols of other sentimental occasions. The design is classic and has been found with numerous central gems--rubies, emeralds, or larger diamonds.
A lovely blue sapphire is surrounded by old European cut diamonds. An 18 K split shank at the shoulders completes the design. It will fit a size 7.5 finger, but could be carefully enlarged or made smaller. There is evidence of an engraved mark in the shank. It has been obliterated --either by resizing or wear. The ring has been tested and is guaranteed to be 18K.
It is difficult to gage the overall size of the diamonds without removing them from the mounting. We estimate them to be approximately 1/4 carat total. The sapphire is approximately 1/3 carat.