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From every angle, this antique ruby and diamond ring is just spectacular and is made all the more wonderful by being set with an unheated ruby that has the most incredible colour. Centuries ago, people discovered that if you put a sapphire or ruby into a fire it will improve its colour and clarity, and people have been heat treating sapphires and rubies ever since for this reason. This treatment is worldwide accepted as a normal treatment and not deceiving in any way and is accepted as a standard treatment for sapphires and rubies as it remains stable and does not damage the stone. However not only is this ruby certified as being non heat treated, but being over 1 carat in size makes it even more wonderful as does the truly fabulous colour and clarity that it exhibits. The colour of this ruby is just amazing and when seen in natural light it somehow looks even more incredible and will no doubt always be admired from near or far. Highlighted by one mine cut diamond set on each side, these come together to that total 1.08 carats and highlight the ruby perfectly. Antique mine cut diamonds have become so popular in recent years and have all the charm and character of being cut by hand all those years ago. And then on each "corner" of the ruby, there is a single cut diamond with the four having a total weight 0.08 carats to add that extra sparkle to the ring. Measuring 8.7mm wide at the centre by 17.1mm across, leading down to the band the ring was beautifully and incredibly hand engraved and then admiring the ring from the side, there is also the most sensational scroll work that like the ruby is just breathtaking. From every single angle that you look at this ring, it shows the quality of not only how it was made, but also showcases the beautiful ruby sitting proudly in the centre, is one ring that will always be admired every single time that it is worn. Stock# ES8601 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 occasion, this antique ruby and diamond ring made in 1899 will always look and feel so beautiful on the finger and is sure to get the attention that it deserves. Hand made in 18 carat yellow gold, the ring is set with three beautiful natural rubies that come together to total 1.23Â carats. Not only are they all perfectly matched in colour and clarity, but they all exhibit such a fine red colour with excellent transparency allowing you to see right through each of the rubies. And then set on each side of the centre ruby are two European cut diamonds that add an elegant amount of sparkle to the ring and total 0.06 carats. Measuring 7mm wide at the centre by 15.5mm across, this ring which is nearly 120 years old still looks and feels so elegant on the finger. Stock# ES8206 Hallmarked: London 1899 $Sold
Here is a very beautiful 18 carat yellow gold antique ruby and diamond ring made in the Victorian era that would not only suit any finger, but also make a wonderful engagement ring. Dating from the 1890's, this elegant ring incorporates the claws as not only supporting the rubies and diamonds, but also part of the design of the ring. Holding three natural rubies that are all perfectly matched in colour and clarity, they all have that beautiful fine red that has been desired for centuries. And then to highlight both the rubies and the design of the ring itself, there are the two diamonds set into the ring to add even more elegance and sparkle. With the rubies measuring 0.24 carats in weight and the diamonds 0.20 carats, the ring itself measures 6.5mm wide at the centre by 17mm across from one end ruby to the other. Sitting perfectly on the finger, this antique ruby and diamond ring will always be loved and cherished no matter the occasion. Stock# ES8080 Circa: 1890 $Sold
Every once in a while, a magnificent antique ring comes along that takes your breath away, and so easily it will be this one. This incredible Victorian era antique ruby and diamond ring is not only set with superb quality natural rubies, large diamonds but also has the most exquisite scroll work on the sides. Beautifully hand made in the late Victorian era of the 1890's, this ring is set with two magnificent quality natural rubies that display not only a fine quality red colour, but also show superb transparency that allows the light to enter each ruby and dance around making them show their magnificent quality for all to see. The quality of these rubies is superb and they total 1.52 carats and are highlighted so well by the 18 carat yellow gold and the diamonds which flank them. The centre European cut diamond measures an impressive 2.15 carats and the other European cut diamond set on each side come together to total 1.82 carats. The sparkle given off by these lovely diamonds is immense and they are all G in colour and VS in clarity. And then to highlight the ring even further are the addition of eight smaller rose cut diamonds that total 0.04 carats bringing the total diamond weight in this ring to an impressive 4.01 carats. Measuring 22mm from left to right byÂ 7.6mm wide at the centre, looking at the ring from the side exemplifies the extremely high quality of craftsmanship that went into hand making this ring over 120 years ago. This scroll work exemplifies the high quality of craftsmanship that went into making this ring which is only matched by the superb quality of both the rubies and the diamonds. There is little doubt that this ring is one that will always be admired and appreciated for both the quality of the gemstones as well as the work and incredible detail that went into making this ring, and is a perfect example of high quality antique jewellery at its finest. Stock# ES7830cc Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Perfect for any finger and occasion, including as an engagement ring, this 18ct yellow gold antique ruby and diamond ring made in 1904 will always look so beautiful and elegant regardless of which finger it is worn on. Set with three very vibrant and fine quality natural rubies that are all so well matched in colour and transparency, they also have a fantastic red colour that is so sought after today. The three rubies total 1.02 carats and set on each side of the centre ruby are two diamonds instead of just one, and these diamonds total 0.06 carats. These diamonds add the right amount of sparkle and shine to the ring and both the rubies and the diamonds are set down into a section of the band allowing this to be so comfortably and easily worn every day. Measuring 5.2mm wide by 15.1mm across, this is a lovely example of a genuine antique ruby and diamond ring that is so special and perfect for any occasion Stock# ES7816 Hallmarked: Chester 1904 $Sold.
Set with beautiful rubes and diamonds, this antique ruby and diamond ring from the Edwardian era also has the most beautiful scroll work on the sides and will suit any finger including making a very beautiful antique engagement ring to love and adore. Dating from the early 1900's, this ring was hand made in 18ct yellow gold and set with three vibrant rubies that display the most beautiful red. All evenly matched in colour and transparency, the rubies total 0.64 carats. Many ruby and diamond rings that are made today are set with one diamond on each side of the centre diamond, however this one has not one but two diamonds on each side. It is small features such as this that makes antique rings so beautiful and unique. With a total diamond weight of 0.06 carats, they capture the light so well and highlight those magnificent rubies. And then looking from the side you will notice the most incredible scroll work that really shows how much time and effort was put into making this ring well over a century ago. Measuring 4.5mm wide at the centre by 14.5mm across, there is nothing as beautiful or special as a genuine antique ring, and this ruby and diamond example is just perfect. Stock# ES7815 Circa: 1900 $Sold.