The history of the origin of the love knot is veiled in time. Some reference its beginning to early Celtic traditions; others attribute the design to 17th century sailors. No matter its source, the configuration performs series of winding and intertwining loops which has neither a beginning nor an end.
This Edwardian interpretation in 18k yellow gold has the distinction of being incised with a full set of English hallmarks thereby revealing its origin, date of manufacture, metal content and maker. Prodigious in weight, the gold rope which forms the intricate loops alternates with textured and highly polished surfaces.
Applied to the interconnected knot is a lozenge shaped medallion of yellow gold with an old European cut diamond placed in a star setting. This along with a pair of smaller old European cut diamonds claw set on the shoulders adds further visual interest (.20 carats total). On the shank behind the shoulder-set medallions are banded details echoing the polished and textured look of the knot. Overall, the finely constructed ring is quite heavy and very distinctive.