Rare Georgian Blue Enamel Diamond Ring
Never in our years of traveling, studying and researching has The Three Graces encountered such a rare shape in a ring. Reminiscent of the fans used in the 18th century, this fantastic ring is highlighted by a hand engraved gold surface covered in translucent cobalt blue guilloche enamel and sparkling diamonds.
Triangular in configuration, fifty-six (56) small rose cut diamonds that vary in size and range from .01 to .02 carats line the edges and emphasize the unusual shape. The central rose cut diamond is approximately 4 mm by 5 mm and is visually equivalent to an estimated .40 to .45 carat stone. (The estimated weight cannot be any more accurate since the depth of the diamond is unknown). All diamonds have been set closed back. The yellow gold open work shoulders, adding a subtle delicacy to the magnificence of the ring, descend into a smooth silken golden shank.
Please be advised that care should be taken not to expose this ring to water. Please remove when hand washing.
Condition: Good. Enamel has a restoration visible with a loupe. It is a minute ripple and is only evident if you know for what to look; two small diamonds have been replaced; shank has been reinforced at each connecting point.
Measurements: 7/8 of an inch (2.2 cm) north to south by 7/8 of an inch (2.2 cm) at the widest. This antique ring has a weight of 4.2 grams. It is currently a size US 7-3/4 (British P; Euro 17.75, 57 mm) and can be sized up or down to fit most.
Date: Circa 1780.
Note: All diamond weights are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.