Perhaps one of the finest rings I have had the privilege of selling, this antique Georgian diamond ring is circa 1800. The oval translucent blue glass plaque applied with a finely rendered central rose-cut diamond urn motif wishing a border of rose cut diamonds. The blue glass is foil backed and when the light passes through the stone illuminates with a radiant blue color. The diamonds sparkle with every movement, and the size of the oval is bold and elegant.
The ring is set in silver and 9 karat gold, and is completely original. The diamonds are rose cuts with the center stone weighing approximately 35 pts. The 70 additional rose diamonds weigh approximately 1 .5 carats. The total weight is slightly less than 2 carats. The stones are H-I color and VS clarity. There are French IMPORT MARKS on the shank. Although imported to France, it undoubtedly is of English origin.
The ring measures 1 1/4 inches long X slightly less than 3/4 inches across. It is a size 6 3/4 US. The condition is excellent.
It is a magnificent statement ring for the advanced collector, that is as beautiful now as it had been over 200 years ago.