1901 Edwardian Emerald & Diamond Ring

An elegant Edwardian era 18k gold diamond & emerald ring, fully hallmarked through the Birmingham assay office and datable to the year 1901. The ornate gothic excesses of the Victorian era were cast off during the coming of the new century in favor of lighter, airier designs. This ring, with its modified cross-over form with a trilogy of two diamonds and 0.3 carat natural emerald wrapped by opposite-facing foliate accents, is indeed an exemplar of Edwardian sophistication.

The ring comes in its original custom fitted leather box (included with purchase), and is in absolutely pristine condition. It’s quite rare to find antique rings in such untouched original condition, without having been worn.

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Description

Date: 1901, Edwardian era

Size: USA 9.5, UK S, EU 60.5 (complimentary sizing down offered)

Materials: natural emerald (likely Columbian in origin), diamonds, 18k yellow gold

Marks:
– [crown 18] for solid 18k gold
– [anchor] for the Birmingham assay office
– [letter a] year stamp for 1901
– [L & L] jeweler’s mark
– [8294] hand-engraved inventory or design number

Weight: 3.3 grams

Dimension of emerald: 3.6 x 3.6 emerald cut (approx. 0.3 carat) — Excellent clarity for an emerald. Under 100x magnification I can see some scattered inclusions and growth patterns, but basically eye-clean

Diameter of diamonds: one 3.25 mm, one 3 mm, two 2 mm, two 1 mm, two 0.5 mm (approx. 0.325 carat)

Dimension of decorative ring face: 14 x 10 mm

Width of shank: 1.9 – 2.4 mm

Thickness of shank: 1 – 2 mm

Condition: pristine antique condition with no observed flaws