This is a truly bright and beautiful 18k ring hallmarked for Birmingham, England, from 1905-06. The natural sapphires and center diamond are all original, antique cuts. The metal is that gorgeous, buttery 18k gold we see coming out of Birmingham in the early 1900s. The diamond sits in a star outline, flanked by a bright blue sapphire on each side, set inside a tulip outline. This is bookended with lovely scroll and dot details in the shoulders. What a lovely piece to gift your favorite antiques lover or add to your own growing collection.
The inside of the band is fully hallmarked for 18k gold (18), Birmingham (Anchor), and 1905-1906 (lowercase f).
This Victorian sapphire and diamond band is in excellent antique condition. There are very little signs of wear for the age of the piece. The natural sapphire stones show very small fleabites to the facets only under magnification, but they still have good sparkle and reflection. All three stones are tight in their mountings. The sapphires are not a perfect, exact match to each other. This is normal for a ring of this age as precious gems were much harder to find 120 years ago and people were not as picky about matching them exactly perfect. This is a good sign the stones are original, as well as their old cuts.
The metal shows very little wear to the surface. The base of the band shows a little bit of wear but much less than we’d expect for its age. This is still in very wearable and great condition.
This antique 18k and diamond ring is a SIZE 6.5. Your jeweler could size it up or down about 1.5 sizes but please note they must be very careful not to damage the hallmarks inside as this is very important to the value of the ring.
The top of the band is apx. 7.60mm wide and tapers to about 2.02mm at the back of the band. The central Old Mine Cut diamond measures apx. 2.00mm wide and the sapphire accents are apx. 2.20mm and 1.75mm.
This beautiful hallmarked antique band will come in a kraft ring box with a description card. It will ship via USPS priority mail insured, signature required.
Bright 18k Victorian Diamond and Sapphire Ring, Birmingham 1905-1906
USPS Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box
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