Antique Edwardian 15ct Gold Diamond & Sapphire Upfinger Dress Ring
This is a truly wonderful item of jewellery that we were lucky to find on our travels. We would say with certainty that it started life as another item, probably a brooch, and it's been converted to a ring at a later point in life. It resembles a musical note in style, and it's bright, beautiful and very classically of the Edwardian era. The large diamonds are old European cuts, while the diamonds in the main body are a mix of old mine and European cuts, double cuts and rose cuts towards the edges. In total there are 1.09cts of old diamonds in this piece. The natural sapphire is a round mixed cut weighing 0.37ct. The piece tests primarily as 15ct gold, and it's more rose than yellow. The diamonds are set in platinum.
The ring does have some evidence of a very old repair to the largest diamond swirl which we have tried to show as best we can in the photos. The repair is in good order and the piece is secure, but care must be taken when wearing not to snag the ring in this area again. We'd recommend its use as a dress or special occasion ring, rather than something worn everyday. A really unique and dazzling piece of jewellery, that undoubtedly graced the hand of a very stylish lady in times gone by - probably more than one! Hopefully there is more glamour in store for this piece yet. Presented in our recycled kraft ring box, not the vintage box in the photos which is one of our props. Also supplied with an independent jewellery report for your piece of mind.
- Size: UK N / US 7 / EU 54
- Age: 1905-1915
- Material: 15ct Gold & Platinum (x-ray tested)
- Marks: None
- Weight: 4.03 grams
- Principal Stone: Diamond
- Principal Cut: Old European Cut
- Est Weight: 0.74ct
- Est Colour: G-H
- Est Clarity: SI
- Second Stone: Sapphire
- Est Weight: 0.37ct
- Third Stone: Diamond
- Cut: Old & Rose Cuts
- Est Weight: 0.35ct
- Case: Recycled Kraft Ring Box
All carat weights, colour grades and clarity grades are our very best estimates. Metals are checked for authenticity, and any detectable stone treatments disclosed.
Kit Clayton Jewellery is a member of the National Association of Jewellers and insurance valuations for pieces priced £1000+ are available on request.