Aquamarine Lattice Filigree Ring

$1,200.00
About Details History
This lovely aquamarine filigree ring dates to the late teens or early twenties. The 1.06ct pale blue stone is set in a 14k white gold mount. The filigree blooms away from the stone in a vine and lattice pattern down the shoulders, and then tapers into a smooth hoop. Aquamarine is said to possess many healing properties: it clarifies perception, soothes fears, reduces stress and quiets the mind. This Edwardian ring would make a fantastic alternative to the traditional diamond engagement ring.

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  • Materials: 14k white gold, 1.06ct aquamarine
  • Age: c. 1910
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 5.5, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 6.3mm rise off the finger, 1.8mm hoop
  • Location: To see this piece in person, visit our shop in Nolita, New York.
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EDWARDIAN (1900 - 1910) The Edwardian era gets its name from King Edward VII’s brief reign at the beginning of the 20th century. His Danish bride Alexandra was young, lovely, and fashionable; with a taste for trendy pieces rendered in diamonds and pearls. The jewelry tended toward airy lightness, often in the form of lacy filigree. The world was changing rapidly, but lots of the jewelry still reflected the Victorian ideals of decorum and femininity. Ancient Roman and Greek influences remained popular. “White” jewelry became popular as plentiful deposits of platinum were discovered in Russia and improved smelting technology made it possible for jewelers to work in the noble metal. Platinum was seldom used by jewelers in earlier years owing both to its scarcity and high melting point. The jewelry trade took advantage of its rigid strength to create opulent openwork settings for increasingly brilliant diamonds. The old European cut was perfected, rounder and squatter than old mine. This took stone-cutting one step closer to the mathematically perfect round brilliant cut, which is the most popular diamond cut today. The now-iconic square Asscher cut was patented in 1902. Hot on the heels of platinum, the alloy mixture that produces white gold was formulated and patented in 1915 in New York City. With Europe in the grip of WW1, the American jewelry industry was poised to become a world leader and innovator.
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About Details History
This lovely aquamarine filigree ring dates to the late teens or early twenties. The 1.06ct pale blue stone is set in a 14k white gold mount. The filigree blooms away from the stone in a vine and lattice pattern down the shoulders, and then tapers into a smooth hoop. Aquamarine is said to possess many healing properties: it clarifies perception, soothes fears, reduces stress and quiets the mind. This Edwardian ring would make a fantastic alternative to the traditional diamond engagement ring.

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  • Materials: 14k white gold, 1.06ct aquamarine
  • Age: c. 1910
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 5.5, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 6.3mm rise off the finger, 1.8mm hoop
  • Location: To see this piece in person, visit our shop in Nolita, New York.
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EDWARDIAN (1900 - 1910) The Edwardian era gets its name from King Edward VII’s brief reign at the beginning of the 20th century. His Danish bride Alexandra was young, lovely, and fashionable; with a taste for trendy pieces rendered in diamonds and pearls. The jewelry tended toward airy lightness, often in the form of lacy filigree. The world was changing rapidly, but lots of the jewelry still reflected the Victorian ideals of decorum and femininity. Ancient Roman and Greek influences remained popular. “White” jewelry became popular as plentiful deposits of platinum were discovered in Russia and improved smelting technology made it possible for jewelers to work in the noble metal. Platinum was seldom used by jewelers in earlier years owing both to its scarcity and high melting point. The jewelry trade took advantage of its rigid strength to create opulent openwork settings for increasingly brilliant diamonds. The old European cut was perfected, rounder and squatter than old mine. This took stone-cutting one step closer to the mathematically perfect round brilliant cut, which is the most popular diamond cut today. The now-iconic square Asscher cut was patented in 1902. Hot on the heels of platinum, the alloy mixture that produces white gold was formulated and patented in 1915 in New York City. With Europe in the grip of WW1, the American jewelry industry was poised to become a world leader and innovator.
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