Vintage 18ct Gold Ruby & Diamond Three Stone Ring
A beautiful three stone ring that we estimate to have been made around the 1930s, but possibly a little earlier. Featuring a central ruby that is nearly so pink that we would refer to it as a sapphire, however, patches of red and orange in the stone bring it firmly over to ruby territory. The ruby is in an 8 claw setting, and flaked by two old European cut diamonds. Three stones in jewellery tend to denote the past, the present and the future, where as crossed over bands represent the intertwining of two souls. This vintage ruby ring then, has very romantic connotations and would make a wonderful engagement ring for the lady who loves bright and beautiful jewels, or just a romantic gift on a special occasion.
The ring is in very good condition, all stones are securely set and the band, though marked from wear, is solid. One claw does not overlap the ruby, however, it has almost certainly been like that from day one and does not affect the security of the stone, so if you spot it don't let it worry you. It would be safe to assume that the natural ruby has been heated to improve it's colour, since the heating process has been carried out on these stones for hundreds if not thousands of years. This was definitely a special little ring when it was made, and it remains a special ring today. It is supplied in our modern navy ring box, not the box shown in the photos which is one of our props.
- Size: UK Q / US 8.5 / EU 57.5
- Age: 1930s-1940s
- Material: 18ct Gold
- Marks: 18ct
- Weight: 2.9 grams
- Principal Stone: Ruby
- Principal Cut: Round Mixed
- Est Principal Weight: 0.36ct
- Second Stone: Diamond
- Second Cut: Old European
- Est Weight: 0.15cts (together)
- Diamond Clarity: I3
- Case: Modern Navy Ring Box
All stone weights and grades are our best estimates. Metals are checked for authenticity, and any detectable or assumed stone treatments are disclosed.