Suffused with old world presence, this authentic 18th century ring must be seen to be truly appreciated. It has crossed our path on its way to grand adventures and careful keeping.
In exceptional condition, this marquise shaped ring drapes the finger nearly knuckle to knuckle in rose cut diamonds and deep blue enamel glass. A drooping blossom, leaves and stem cover the top surface.
This precious flower is placed over enamel glass which is cobalt blue in most lights but can appear nearly black in others. A beaded frame of silver sets off the tableau.
Around the edge, another line of rose cut diamonds shimmers away. Two wonderful naturally colored diamonds add to its collectability and charm. A green diamond rests at the top of the flower. A deep yellow diamond is placed on the perimeter, at the left mid to upper edge.
Characteristic of the later part of the 18th century, the diamonds are placed into silver with closed backs, with foiling beneath. The reverse is 10k rose gold as is the shank or band. Amazingly, all diamonds are original, sparkling, and fine.
Similar to a bague au firmament, in this case, a floral motif rather than a scattering of diamonds is a rare treat.
Box shown for illustration purposes, but all purchases come with a handmade Italian gift box and satin bow.