Edwardian Blue Zircon and Old Mine Diamond Ring Platinum/18k c. 1910
This is an Edwardian ring for the ages, designed in that romantic, sought-after cluster style and featuring the most stunning natural blue zircon, surrounded by a frame of Old Mine cut diamonds set in platinum and 18k yellow gold circa 1910. Okay first of all, this IS the actual color of the stone--there has been no funny business in the editing of this photo! It is the most gorgeous, gemmy, deep teal blue you could possibly ask for. This spectacular oval cut zircon weighs 2.60ct and the fourteen Old Mine cut diamonds--original to the ring--weigh approximately 1.00ctw. When this ring came to us it needed a little love and our wonderful jeweler gave it some TLC, now it stands before you today as the regal jewel it was meant to be! She has a rehabbed band and bezel, so you don't need to worry about that beautiful stone and there is no thinness to the bottom of this band. I can't overstate how little these photos do to capture the sparkle of this ring--it is a thing of beauty to watch this piece in motion!
Currently a size 8.5 and can be resized as needed. Stamped "18k" and tested for metal contents. Measures 17mm north to south. Diamonds grade G-J in Color and SI1-I1 in Clarity. All stones secure in their settings.
**As an aside, for those of you who are new to the wonderful world of zircon please note--zircon is a valuable gemstone in its own right and is not cubic zirconia, which is a diamond simulant and has no relation to zircon.