Edwardian 12kt/Sterling Sapphire Rose Cut Diamond Ring
A very unusual ring from the Edwardian (ca1910) era! Crafted in rosy 12kt gold, the ring is topped in sterling silver, and boasts a very decorative design. A lovely .75ct sapphire is bezel set at the center, surrounded by an open halo of rose cut diamonds. The discreet setting almost gives the illusion that the sapphire is "floating" at the center, its beautiful blue color catching the light perfectly. Completing the design are crescent-shaped shoulders, also lined with sparkling rose cut diamonds. The smooth gold band is stamped with a small hallmark inside the shank, as well as "500" (the mark for 12K gold). A very striking design, makes an impressive statement piece that is perfect for the antique jewelry lover's collection!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size 6, but it could easily be re-sized. The centerpiece measures just over 1/2" wide and tall, and rests about 1/4" above the finger. The gold band measures 2mm wide at the back.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the rose gold and sterling setting. The sapphire and rose cut accent diamonds are intact and securely set. There is a natural patina on the surface of the setting, which is a normal characteristic of antique jewelry.