Antique Belle Epoque opal and diamonds ring can be changed into a pendant 1900
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Antique jewelry object group: ring and pendant (pictured chain is not included)
Condition: very good condition
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Country of origin:Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
Style: Belle Époque - The Belle Époque (French for "Beautiful Era") was a period in European social history that began during the late 19th century and lasted until World War I. Occurring during the time of the French Third Republic and theGerman Empire, the "Belle Époque" was named in retrospect, when it began to be considered a "golden age" the major powers of Europe, new technologies improved lives and the commercial arts adapted Renaissance and eighteenth-century styles tomodern forms. In the newly rich United States, emerging from the Panic of 1873, the comparable epoch was dubbed the Gilded Age. In the United Kingdom, this epoch overlaps the end of what is called the Victorian Era there and the period named theEdwardian Era. or more info on styles
Style specifics: The Belle Époque (French for "Beautiful Era") was a period in European social history that began during the late 19th century from the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871) and lasted until World War I (1914-18).
Occurring during the time of the French Third Republic and the German Empire, the "Belle Époque" was named in retrospect, when it began to be considered a "golden age" the major powers of Europe, new technologies improved lives and the commercialarts adapted Renaissance and eighteenth-century styles to modern forms.
In the newly rich United States, emerging from the Panic of 1873, the comparable epoch was dubbed the Gilded Age. In the United Kingdom, this epoch overlaps the end of what is called the Victorian Era there and the period named the Edwardian Era.
In the Belle Époque cheap coal and cheap labour contributed to the cult of the orchid and made possible the perfection of fruits grown under glass, as the apparatus of state dinners extended to the upper classes; champagne was perfected during the Belle Époque. Exotic feathers and furs were more prominently featured in fashion than ever before, as haute couture was invented in Paris, the centre of the Belle Époque, where fashion began to move in a yearly cycle; in Paris restaurantssuch as Maxim's achieved a new splendour and cachet as places for the rich to parade, and the Opéra Garnier devoted enormous spaces to staircases as similar show places.
After mid-century, railways linked all the major cities of Europe to spa towns like Biarritz and Deauville; their carriages were rigorously divided into first-class and second-class, but the super-rich now began to commission private railway coaches, asexclusivity was a hallmark of opulent luxury. Bohemian lifestyles gained a different glamour, pursued in the cabarets of Montmartre.
Period: ca. 1900
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Material: platinum and 18K yellow gold (touchstone tested)
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Extra information: The top of the ring can be unscrewed from the mounting using the (most probably) orignal screwdriver that comes with it. The handle of the screwdriver is of a dark wood (ebony?) and the metal part isblued steel. Once unscrewed from the ring, it can be attached to the frame that makes it into a pendant.
Diamond(s): 12 old mine brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 1.92ct.(colour and clarity: E/H, vs/si).
- All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts topreserve the integrity of the setting. Also we have all diamonds screened by the IJGC - lab (www.ijgc-worldwide.com)for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural!
Precious stones: One opal with an estimated weight of ± 2.50ct. (the stone has a natural gletz inclusion)
- All color stone weights are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and opal for October.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: top of ring 2,06 cm (0,81 inch) x 1,53 cm (0,60 inch); length of screwdriver 9,50 cm (3,74 inch) - See picture with a ruler in cm and inches
Weight ring: 6,90 gram (4,44 dwt), total weight ring and pendant: 9.80 gram (6.30 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 48 & 15½ , Size US 4½ , Size UK: I
Resizing: Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Reference Nº: 19259-0011
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