In this 18K yellow and white gold Estate ring from 1910, the two pearls on an engraved bezel chaperon the central crown-set old European cut diamond in alignment to your hand. It's as if the earth and sea collaborated to bring this subtle jewel as a gift to your heart.
Antique jewelry object group: engagement ring (or anniversary ring)
Condition: excellent condition - (more info on our condition scale)
Country of origin:Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
Style: Estate - See also: estate jewelryor more info on styles
Period: ca. 1910 - (events and facts in 1910)
Material: 18K bi-color (yellow and white) gold - (more info on precious metals)
Extra information: engagement ring - In Western tradition, an engagement ring is a ring, of no generally accepted form, worn by a woman indicating her engagement to be married. Conventionally, the ring is presented as a betrothal gift by a man to his prospective bride while he proposesmarriage or directly after she accepts his marriage proposal. It represents a formal agreement to future marriage.
In recent years such rings have normally been set with a gemstone, usually a diamond, as a solitaire, of varying sizes, cuts, styles, and cost, but in the 19th century some were set with a pearl. In the same century the custom arose in England ofseparate engagement ring and wedding ring, and in very recent years such rings have sometimes been made en suite as a matching pair of similar style. In recent years, antique gemstone engagement rings are rapidly gaining in popularity.
In some countries, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, it is worn on the left-hand ring finger, while in other countries, such as Poland and Ukraine, it is customary for the ring to be worn on the right-hand. Similar traditions purportedlydate to classical times, dating back from an early usage reportedly referring to the fourth finger of the left hand as containing the vena amoris or "vein of love". In the United States and Canada today it is becoming more common, but still quite rare,that a woman will also buy her partner an engagement ring (also called a pre-engagement ring, promise ring, or 'mangagement' ring) at the time of the engagement.
Diamonds: One old European cut diamond with an estimated weight of approx. 0.60 crt. (approximate color and clarity: H and si) Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Total diamond weight: approx. 0.60 crt.
Precious stones: Two pearls - (more info on precious stones)
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and pearl for June. - (more info on birthstones)
Hallmarks: No trace. - (more info on hallmarks)
Weight: 2.50 gram (1.61 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 52 & 16½ , Size US 6 , Size UK: L
Resizing: Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge). - (more info on ring sizes)