Here is such an attractive example of an antique sapphire and diamond ring that was made nearly 150 years ago, yet it still has maintained so much charm and character and is what makes antique rings so endearing to so many people.
Made in 18ct yellow gold, the ring was made in Birmingham in 1886 and is set with 3 vibrant Ceylonese blue sapphires, and set with 2 diamonds on each side of the centre diamond instead of just having one diamond, and it is this small attention to detail that makes antique rings so special and much loved.
The 3 sapphires are all matched perfectly for colour and the colour that they all have is that fine “cornflower” blue that has remained so sought after for centuries.
The 3 sapphires have a total weight of 1.55 carats and are all claw set in a really delightful setting with a fantastic scroll work design on each sides.
It is the 4 small diamonds and the scroll work on each side that makes antique rings so individual and unique and each antique ring will always have that special charm and character about it as this one has.
Four old mine cut diamonds are claw set into the ring and these have a total weight of 0.12 carats and add a very elegant sparkle to this ring and compliments the sapphires beautifully.
Considering that this ring was made back as far as 1864 and is still in great condition is a real testament to the jewellers of the Victorian era, and this sapphire and diamond ring would also make a perfect antique sapphire and diamond engagement ring.