Edwardian Sapphire & Diamond Cluster Ring
Cluster rings have been favored since the 18th century. Here is a timeless ring in a flawless design that offers a terrific look without draining the budget. An oval natural sapphire estimated at more than 1 carat has been claw set to float above a fiery circle of eleven (11) old mine cut diamonds each approximately .09 to .10 carats for a total estimated diamond weight of 1 carat or more (color H-I; SI-I clarity).
The coronet mount is a wonder of open and pierced yellow gold work warmed with a patina that only a century of loving caresses could create. Set against the glitter of a corona of diamonds, the very deep blue sapphire (with heavy inclusions that show as milky when viewed with magnification) shows beautifully on the hand with a color evocative of the Aegean Sea against a white crystalline beach. An Edwardian ring at an available price.
Measurements: 1/2 of an inch (1.2 cm) north to south on the hand and rises 5/16 of an inch (0.8 cm) off the finger. This antique ring has a weight of 3.2 grams (2.1 dwt).
Ring Size: US 8-1/2 (UK Q-1/2; Euro 18.5, 58.5) and can be easily sized to fit almost any hand.
Condition: Very good; two diamonds chipped only visible with magnification.
Date: Circa 1910
Note: All diamond and gemstone weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.