Exquisite French Belle Epoque Diamond and Sapphire Ring 18k c. 1900
This incredible ring has got it all! First of all, it is French and if you love antique jewelry then you know that French jewelry is where it is AT. So often when I see a piece of jewelry that just blows me away with design, workmanship and beauty it inevitably turns out that of course, French hallmark. Then we have this wonderful, edgy design of the three diagonally stacked cluster rings--except it is not three rings, it is one very fabulous, gasp-inducing ring that just climbs right up your finger! In the center we have an Old Mine cut diamond weighing approximately .54ct with I-J Color and SI2 Clarity. There is an EGL USA cert for this stone. Flanking on the top and bottom are two natural sapphires weighing .55ct and .65ct with lovely dark royal blue color. All of this is surrounded by a frame consisting of forty-two rose cut diamonds and then four additional rose cuts on the shoulders. The setting is an 18k very rosy gold and each band is a gorgeously done knife edge. This ring is very chic, very unusual, it just drips with elegance and looks good on any finger (I've been wearing it on my pointer as I write this and it looks amazing)--I envy the lady who gets to wear this regal jewel!
Currently a size 6.75 and can be resized carefully by a very skilled jeweler (ours preferably). Measures 7/8" north to south. Minor abrasions to facet junctions on sapphires. All stones secure in their settings. Weighs 6.2 grams. French hallmark on shank.
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