Antique Emerald & Diamond Fleur De Lis Ring
The “fleur-de-lys” symbol is a depiction of a stylized lotus or lily flower. Historically this image has been used to represent French royalty but has been appropriated by all manners of saints, sinners, warriors and, of course, jewelry designers.
Displayed in a most honorable form as a mid 19th century ring, emeralds, diamonds and precious gold pay homage to the fleur de lis. As though gazing at a stained glass window of a magnificent cathedral, square cut emeralds of approximately .35 carats interpret the petals and stem of the stylized flower appointed with a band of ten (10) rose cut diamonds of an estimated .12 points in total. All mounted within a 14k yellow gold setting with a smooth and silken gold band.
Measurements: 1-3/16 inches (1.7 cm) north to south in length by ½ of an inch (1.25 cm) in width. This antique ring has a weight of 2.5 grams (1.6 dwt). Currently a size US 5-1/4 (UK J-1/2; Euro 16, 50.5 mm) and can be easily sized by our expert jewelers.
Date: Circa 1850
Overall Scale: Small to petite
Note: All diamond and gemstone weights are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.