c. 1890s - 1900s Edwardian / Belle Époque Antique Rose Cut Diamond Ring with Ornate Filigree

Period: c. 1900 - 1920s; this piece bridges the aesthetic gap between ornate Edwardian design (as seen in the ring’s intricate filigree) and the rational right angles of Art Deco (as seen in the ring’s upper geometric patterning)—Note: people often use the word “filigree” to describe ornate metalwork, but the term is usually used incorrectly. The word derives from “thread” and “grain” and has the specific meaning of small bits of wire, usually twisted into ornate designs. This ring has truefiligree in that the gallery comprises tiny hand-twisted bits of gold wire that have been soldered into place. 

Materials: 18K gold; silver top

Dimensions: approx. 8.30 mm across the top north to south; the piece stands 4.50 mm tall above the finger

Size: approx. size 6 1/2 (free sizing where sizing is possible--contact us for details)

Diamonds: all stones graded in their mounting by a GIA GD--weights and grades are approximate and estimated as mounting permits
     Center: .40-.45 carat (est.) antique rose cut w/approx. K color and VS2-SI1 clarity
    Accents: .40 ctw., est.—six antique rose cut diamonds

Item Q3252