Here is an antique ring that is over 130 years old, yet still has such a modern look that will so easily allow it to be worn along with other antique jewellery as well as modern and fit right in.
Dating from the late-Victorian era of the 1890's, this ring was made in 18 carat yellow gold and is set with the most incredible natural blue sapphire and two European cut diamonds on each side.
Both the sapphire and diamonds are star set into the band allowing them to sit nice and low in the setting as well as having the added character of the star setting that works also as the beads to safely secure the stones.
The cushion cut sapphire is in a has such a beautiful pure blue colour as well as excellent transparency and really looks magnificent set into the yellow gold. Measuring 0.35 carats, the two European cut diamonds total 0.62 carats, and add a wonderful sparkle and elegance to the ring.
The top of the ring measures 7.9mm wide and tapers to 3.8mm wide at the back, and this is such a comfortable ring to wear all the time as well as on any finger where it will no doubt always be admired.
Antique sapphire and diamond ring from the 19th Century
Antique sapphire and diamond ring from the 19th Century and set with antique European cut diamonds.
Where can I buy an antique diamond engagement ring?
From Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. For over thirty five years, we have been dealing in fine antique engagement rings. From the Georgian era of the 1800's, right through the Victorian and Art Deco period, we can also hand make that special engagement ring for you using antique methods and diamonds.
What is a European cut diamond?
During the mid 19th century, the old European cut came into focus. This was an attempt to change the old mine cut stones into a more perfect round cut. These stones can be considered as the first true round brilliant cut diamonds. The facets from the old miners were kept in their same position, but changed shape to a more round and evenly shaped stone.
The culets became smaller, as it was realised that light could leak out from this point in the stone. The development of the modern brilliant cut occurred in the early part of the 20thcentury, with further modifications through the century. Diamond cutters apply the brilliant cut to other shapes, and this very exacting skill continues to enthrall craftsman and enthusiasts alike.
Where can I buy an antique engagement ring in Australia?
From Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building Sydney. We have been dealing in antique jewellery and watches for over thirty five years. In this time we have become Australia's largest antique dealer.
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