Straight from a private collection, this museum quality, rare mid to early 18th century Georgian ring ranks as remarkable in every regard.
Composed of table cut diamonds, a center green hued, rose cut diamond, and a mounting of silver and 18k yellow gold, it is entirely hand made.
Centermost is a round cluster in a puffy, sculptural form. Eight table cut diamonds make up the perimeter. An extraordinary green rose cut diamond has an otherworldly air. Its hue is pale but distinct seafoam green and serves as the focal point.
This is set in a rub over silver bezel and beneath it is a serrated edge of silver. All the diamonds are set closed backed and likely foiled beneath.
Often termed pie crust, the use of this pointed designed metal edge work is typical of a technique used in Europe during the earlier to mid 1700s.
The top area is silver, beneath is a classic structure for the time period all in 18k gold. Below the diamonds is a sculptural curved, basket or ray motif back with a central silver pin holding the top in place.
The shoulders start out in silver then transition to gold. Split designs with curlicues of gold transition to tiny wells of gold, then to a reeded back.
It is unequivocally the finest early ring we have presented in many years and in top condition.
Note: This ring should not be submerged in water or liquids or exposed to any cleaning products. Due to its great age, it is not advised as an engagement ring.