A fine, late Victorian or Edwardian 18k gold ring in the Louis XVI style. An oval brilliant cut aquamarine is bezel set, flanked with two old mine cut diamonds set in white gold on either side. Swags of gold roses surround the central stone, the bifurcated shoulders and band are decorated with a millegrain design. The stone is a pale but vivid blue, clear to the eye, with a small inclusion and light surface scratches only visible under magnification. Very charming and unusually fine in detail and design. French in origin, it dates to the late 19th century.
Excellent condition with normal signs of light wear consistent with its age.
Hallmarked with a horse’s head for French 18k gold items made in the provinces between 1838 and 1919. Numbered 2294 inside the band.
Stone: 1.5 carats, approximately (7mm x 9mm)
Weight: 4.5 grams
Size 7 ½ US and can be sized