Here is a ring that has been painstakingly handmade by our master jeweller in a style and design reminiscent of a bygone era, that has so many wonderful features making it as unique as it is beautiful.
This ring was hand made in platinum and our very own 18 carat Kalmar Yellowrose gold, and it is best to take a moment to explain what this gold is.
Gold can be made into a combination of different carats such as 9 and 18 carat gold and colour by adding other alloys into the gold when molten. For example, adding more or less copper will make the gold a rose or pink colour, silver among other white alloys can produce white gold, and then there is 75% gold in the allow it is 18 carat gold and when 37.5% gold, it is 9 carat gold. Knowing all of this, a few years ago our Master Jeweller who hand made this ring, created our own very own 18 carat Kalmar Yellowrose gold that has the most magnificent and incredible soft yellow to rose colour that looks amazing on the skin and has such an incredible warm tone to it. It truly is unlike straight rose gold nor yellow gold and looks absolutely incredible day or night.
Then the ring was entirely made by hand as opposed to machine cast/CAD designed, and made using techniques from as far back as the Victorian era.
In the centre of the ring is a magnificent Ceylonese sapphire that measures 1.90 carats and is an unheat treated sapphire. For centuries it has been known that if a sapphire (or ruby) is heated to a high temperature, this will improve its colour and clarity, and people have been heat treating them ever since for this reason. While there is nothing at all wrong with sapphires that have been heat treated, keep in mind that 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 the colour and clarity remain stable and does not damage the stone, however there is something quite special to have a sapphire adorning your finger that has not undergone any treatment such as this one here.
Surrounding the sapphire are ten antique European cut diamonds that total 1.52 carats, and have al the charm and character of being cut by hand well over 100 years ago combined with being conflict-free diamonds.
The top of the ring measures 16.6mm across by 14.8mm, and is the perfect proportion to sit on the finger and there is no doubt that this ring would suit any occasion, including making a truly fabulous and unique engagement ring.
This ring is just one example of what we can make for you if you have a design or style in mind, and we would be happy to sit down with you to create that special ring. This is a link to some other rings that we have made: https://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/product-category/modern-jewellery/kalmar-antique-hand-made-rings/
From the colour of the gold, to the magnificent sapphire and antique diamonds combining with the design, this is a spectacular ring that is destined to always be loved and admired by all who see it.
Maker: Kalmar Antiques
Sapphire and diamond halo engagement ring
Where can I have an antique style engagement ring made?
At Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. At Kalmar Antiques, we employ Master Jewellers who can hand make the perfect engagement ring for you. We are able to use genuine antique ethical blood-free diamonds, including but not limited to mine cut diamonds and European cut diamonds.
This engagement ring is set with genuine antique cut diamonds that are all conflict-free diamonds.
What's the difference between a heated sapphire and an unheated sapphire?
While there is nothing at all wrong with sapphires that have been heat treated, for centuries it has been known that if a sapphire is heated to a high temperature, this will improve its colour and clarity, and people have been heat treating sapphires and rubies ever since for this reason. Keep in mind that 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
Where can I buy engagement rings in Australia?
At Kalmar Antiques in Sydney. For over thirty-five years, we have continued to have some of the finest engagement rings in Australia, including antique engagement rings.
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.
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