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There is something so unique and special about antique rings, from them being hand made and therefore so individual, to being set with genuine antique cut diamonds, and made in a design that has never gone out of fashion or style and all of these features are evident in this gorgeous antique diamond cluster ring dating from the 1880's. Hand made in 18 carat yellow gold, this ring is set with the gorgeous mine cut diamonds. The forerunner to the European cut diamond, the mine cut diamonds are also called "cushion cut" diamonds thanks to their somewhat squarish cushion shape. In the centre is a mine cut diamond that measures 0.35 carats and is surrounded by eight more mine cut diamonds that come together to total 0.80 carats. The sparkle from these diamonds is wonderful, as is the fact that they were cut by hand 140 years ago. When a ring is hand made, it has all the charm and character of being a one off making this even more special to wear. Measuring 10.6mm in diameter, the ring has the most elegant band with a beautiful ribbed finish to it that feels so sleek on the finger, and there is no doubt that this ring will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES9144 Circa: 1880 $8,200
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This antique diamond cluster ring is so beautiful and unique and will always be admired every time that it is worn. Hand made in the early 1900's, this ring was made in 15 carat gold and the gold has such a beautiful soft tone to it that looks even more beautiful on the finger. Instead of one diamond being surrounded by a single row of diamonds, there is one European cut diamond in the centre that is surrounded by six European cut diamonds and the a final border of twelve more European cut diamonds.Â Set on each side is a further European cut diamond which brings the total diamond weight to 1.05 carats. The sparkle from this ring is immense and will always capture the light and get the attention that it deserves. Looking closely at the top where the diamonds are set, there is the most beautiful circular design set amongst the diamonds that adds to the charm and character of this ring even more as does the split design to the band on the side. The top section measures 11.8mm in diameter and feels so comfortable to wear and would look perfect on any finger including making a wonderful and unique engagement ring. No matter the finger that this ring will be worn on, there is no doubt that it is incredibly beautiful, stylish and elegant. Stock# ES9154 Circa: 1900 $5,200
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Here is a very elegant antique ruby and diamond ring that was hand made in 18 carat yellow gold in a style and design that has never gone out of fashion or style. Suitable for any finger, it would also make a perfect engagement ring and is set with three lovely natural rubies that come together to total 0.52 carats. The colour of these rubies are so beautiful, and set on each side of the centre ruby is a European cut diamond with the two diamonds having a total weight of 0.16 carats. From left to right the ring measures 15.5mm across by 6.2mm wide at the centre, making it the perfect proportion to sit perfectly on the finger where it will no doubt always be admired. As beautiful today as when it was made, this ring is one that will always be loved and cherished. Stock# T998 Circa: 1890 $3,650
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Here is a truly spectacular and rare 18 carat gold antique five stone pink sapphire ring that is breathtaking and will no doubt always be admired. Hand made in the late Victorian period of the 1890's, this ring is set with five natural unheat treated pink sapphires. Firstly about pink sapphires. Both ruby and sapphire come from the same gem family, corundum, and the only difference between the two is colour. When corundum is any colour other than red, it is termed sapphire and when corundum has more chromium as a trace element, this will cause the stone to be more red, and then named ruby. When it is pink, it is hard to differentiate the difference between a ruby and pink sapphire, however most gemmological labs around the world agree that it comes down to the eye and how we see pink compared to red, and the pink in these stones is just amazing and so incredible to see. And then the stones have not undergone any heat treatment at all. For centuries sapphires and rubies have been heat treated to improve their colour and clarity and this is a worldwide accepted and safe practice. It should be made clear that a sapphire or ruby that has undergone some form of heat treatment is still a natural gemstone from the ground and is not a synthetic/man made stone and the treatment is completely stable. However these pink sapphires have not undergone any treatment at all making them even more exciting. The sapphires total 1.48 carats and are all claw set perfectly to allow the maximum amount of light to enter throughout all of the stones and really make them stand out even more. This ring looks truly incredibly on the finger and would suit any finger and occasion including making a superb and very unique antique engagement ring. Measuring 7mm wide at the centre by 17mm across, this antique ring is like no other and will always be loved, admired and cherished. Stock# ES9152 Circa: 1890 $7,450
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This ring was hand made in 18 carat yellow gold in the early 1900's Edwardian era and not only suit any finger, but would make a wonderful example of a genuine antique engagement ring. The design and style of this ring has a look that gives it such a modern look all the while being over 100 years old and is a testament to the timeless designs that were made all those years ago. Along the ring are three very beautiful natural sapphires that total 0.86 carats and display such a fine blue colour and are accentuated by the two European cut diamonds set on each side of the centre sapphire. These diamonds total 0.16 carats and the top of the ring measures tapers in a charming lozenge way to the elegant band. Still as beautiful as ever, this antique ring will always be loved and cherished. Stock# ES9102 Circa: 1910 $2,750
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Here is a very beautiful 18 carat antique sapphire and diamond ring made in 1912 that would suit any finger including making a wonderful engagement ring to wear with pride. So elegant in its design, it is set with three natural sapphires that total 2.68 carats and are all beautifully matched in colour and transparency. The blue colour that they all display is just perfect and look even more amazing in the natural sunlight. And then instead of being set with one diamond between each sapphire, there are actually two making this more unique and beautiful. These antique European cut diamonds total 0.32 carats and capture the light beautifully and highlight the sapphires even further and have all the charm of being genuine antique diamonds that were cut by hand all those years ago. Measuring 6.8mm wide at the centre by 18.9mm across, this is such a lovely example of a genuine antique sapphire and diamond ring in a timeless and elegant design. Stock# ES8851 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1912 $6,950
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This Victorian era antique five stone emerald ring was made in the 1880's and is so beautiful and unique and is destined to always be admired. Except for five stone diamond rings, it is so rare to find any antique ring where all five stones are the same making this ring so special and like no other. Hand made in 18 carat yellow gold, the ring is set with five natural Colombian emeralds. Regarding as home of the best emeralds in the world, Colombian emeralds often have a very vivid green combined with an excellent transparency allowing you to see right through the emerald such as can be seen in this ring. Evenly matched, these emeralds have such a fine green colour that exemplify the quality of Colombian emeralds and with the ring being claw set, this allows so much natural light to pass through each emerald making them stand out even more. The emeralds come together to total 0.94 carats, and at the centre the ring measures 5.8mm by 15.6mm across and sits perfectly on the finger. This is such a unique and special antique emerald ring that is like no other. Stock# ES8780 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
Here is a truly exceptional antique ruby and diamond engagement ring with incredible scroll work on the sides and even more detail from the top than you would first imagine and see. Exquisitely hand made in the late Victorian era of the 1890's, the ring is set with three magnificent quality natural rubies that not only have a fantastic red colour but wonderful transparency to all of them. Coming together to total 1.36 carats on each side is one early brilliant cut diamond. These two diamonds total 0.70 carats, and then looking closer at each diamond, there are actually four small rose cut diamonds set into each "corner" of the larger diamonds. The setting of these diamonds shows just how much time and attention went into making this ring all those years ago and showcases the quality of this ring. These rose cut diamonds total 0.04 carats and the ring itself measures 20.8mm from left to right by 5.9mm wide. And then on each side is the most wonderful and highly ornate scroll work that was again all done by hand and is so much nicer than anything that has been cast or CAD designed as many of the modern rings are made today. From every single angle, near or far there is no doubt that this is a truly exceptional ring of the highest calibre and quality. Stock# T432 Circa: 1890 $Sold
Perfect as an engagement ring or for any other finger and occasion, this very lovely antique sapphire and diamond ring was hand made in 18 carat gold in the Edwardian era of 1903. Set with three lovely natural sapphires that come together to total 0.66 carats, on each side of the centre sapphire is a European cut diamond with the two coming together to total 0.10 carats, completing the elegant and timeless design of the ring. With claws that sweep out then up, the claw setting allows the maximum amount of light to enter and dance through the sapphires and diamonds resulting in an eye catching ring. Measuring 6.5mm wide at the centre by 15mm from left to right, this is a wonderful example of a genuine antique ring that is well over 100 years old, yet in a style and design that has never gone out of fashion. Stock# ES8441 Hallmarked: Chester 1903 $Sold.
Here is a magnificent antique diamond engagement ring with beautiful scroll work on the side and is set not just with five diamonds, but eight smaller diamonds to add an extra level of sparkle and beauty to this ring. With so many engagement rings all looking the same, this makes owning and wearing an antique engagement ring all that more special and unique. Completely hand made in 18 carat yellow gold, it is set with five large antique European cut diamonds that total an impressive 2.34 carats in weight. These diamonds have a magnificent sparkle to them and graduate in size so elegantly. And then set between each diamond are two gorgeous antique rose cut diamonds with a total of eight that you simply don't find in modern engagement rings today. Measuring 20.9mm across by 6.1mm wide in the centre, this ring sits perfectly on the finger and will look wonderful with a wedding band sitting alongside. However then viewing the ring from the side will take your breath away when you see the incredible highly detailed scroll work on the side. The work is truly amazing and a real testament to the jewellers of the Victorian era and what they could achieve. Antique diamond rings such as this one will always be individual due to the fact that they were hand made instead of mass produced cast made, making no two of these ever the same and that is what makes them so much more special and unique - knowing that yours is quite simply a one-off. This is a spectacular example of an antique diamond engagement ring from the late Victorian era, and one that will always be admired and worn with pride every single day. Stock# ES7932 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Perfect as an engagement ring or for any other occasion comes this very elegant Edwardian era antique ruby and diamond ring that was made in 1908. Hand made in 18ct yellow gold, this ring is set with three magnificent Burmese rubies that have the most gorgeous red combined with perfect transparency allowing you to see right through each of the rubies. Where today many rubies are glass or lead filled which is an unstable treatment, these rubies that were mined and cut over a century ago have of course no undergone this treatment. The three rubies total 1.42 carats and are the real star of the ring and are highlighted by the two diamonds set on each side of the centre ruby. These antique cut diamonds total 0.12 carats and add the right amount of sparkle without taking away from the gorgeous colour of the rubies. From left to right the top of the ring measures 14.6mm across by 5.2mm wide at the centre and has the most beautiful scroll work on the sides. No matter the occasion, this antique ruby and diamond ring is just spectacular. Stock# ES6920 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1908 $Sold.