We are so thrilled to present this incredibly gorgeous antique ring which features 6 mine-cut diamonds and 3 dazzling sapphires set into brilliant 18 karat yellow gold.
The ring dates from 1908, with a distinctly Edwardian style with deeply incised scrolling and star-settings.
The largest of the three sapphires is deeply inset at the center of the face and framed by an 8-pointed star. Three diamonds flank the center sapphire on both sides, making a total of six.
Both sides are set with another slightly smaller sapphire right above the shoulder.
A bold scroll pattern is shown on the upper shank and then tapers to a smooth band on the bottom.
There are several die-stamped hallmarks along with the maker's mark on the interior of the band.
You will find the Sovereign's Crown (a mark denoting British manufacture) followed by the number "18". This number indicates the 18 karat weight of the gold.
The ring has been professionally tested to ensure the purity of the gold.
Next, you will see the symbol of the Birmingham Assay Office (an anchor) followed by the date mark. The lower case "i" represents the year 1908.
The maker's mark reads "JH" and belongs to John Hill. It was registered in 1901, only seven years before this ring was manufactured.
It exhibits expected wear commensurate with its age, the ring is in otherwise excellent antique condition.
This is a real beauty and looks great on the finger. It is elegant and elaborate, yet understated. We love sapphire antique rings and this one is high on the list.
Measurements: Size: 7 ½, Ring is 18mm wide from shoulder to shoulder, Face is 10mm wide from top to bottom, Lower band is 3mm wide, Face rises 2mm from finger Weight: 2.5 grams (0.09 oz)