Edwardian Floral Spiral Sapphire and Diamond Ring

$1,900.00
About Details History
This unusual variation on the classic sapphire and diamond floral-themed ring is modeled in 18k yellow gold topped in platinum. The wide face of the ring is crafted in the shape of a lovely, organic spiral with elegantly employed open work, fourteen .04ct old European cut diamonds, and a vibrant .20ct sapphire at the center.

less
more

  • Materials: 18k yellow gold, platinum, .20ct sapphire, 12 x .04ct old European cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1900
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 5.5, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 12.5mm head, 1.8mm hoop
  • Location: To see this ring in person, please visit our shop in Nolita, New York.

 

less
more
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.
less
more

About Details History
This unusual variation on the classic sapphire and diamond floral-themed ring is modeled in 18k yellow gold topped in platinum. The wide face of the ring is crafted in the shape of a lovely, organic spiral with elegantly employed open work, fourteen .04ct old European cut diamonds, and a vibrant .20ct sapphire at the center.

less
more

  • Materials: 18k yellow gold, platinum, .20ct sapphire, 12 x .04ct old European cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1900
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 5.5, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 12.5mm head, 1.8mm hoop
  • Location: To see this ring in person, please visit our shop in Nolita, New York.

 

less
more
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.
less
more