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Edwardian Pearl & Diamond Pavé Cocktail Ring

“Pavé” is an elegant French word for something very literal—it simply means that gemstones are “paved” onto a surface. The French pronunciation sounds much nicer that the English, although a jeweler would work the surface not unlike a bricklayer, setting precious stones in small, pre-made cavities until the entire surface was covered. In this Edwardian cocktail ring, the pavé style of setting makes for an incredible visual effect with tiny rose cut diamonds twinkling between luminous seed pearls.


  • Materials

    9k gold (marked), 35 seed pearls of varying sizes, 20 1 mm rose cut diamonds

  • Age

    c. 1910

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    6.5, can be resized; 3/4" x 1/2" head, 1.9mm shank

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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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