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: Vintage - See also: vintage jewelryor more info on styles
Period: ca. 1940 - (events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era)
Material: 18K bi-color (yellow and white) gold - (more info on precious metals)
Extra information: Lady Di ring - Princess Diana's Engagement Ring - In the early 1980s, no single piece of jewelry represented a fairy tale romance more than Princess Diana’s engagement ring. The Princess of Wales had captured the public’s heart, and her exquisite tastein fine gems became an icon for the royal feeling every bride wants on her wedding day.
Prince Charles initially proposed without an engagement ring, insisting that Diana consider the implications of the role of his wife – being a couple under constant camera barrage and the pressure to provide the next generation’s heir – beforeaccepting. Diana, however, needed little encouragement, and after she accepted a selection of engagement rings was presented for her consideration by Garrard Jewellers. Diana choose an oval blue sapphire engagement ring that weighed in at an astounding18 carats and was surrounded by 14 small diamonds in an elegant cluster setting.
Although this ring is "a tad" smaller than its royal compeer it has great allure and just waiting for its princess to wear.
Many years later, in 2010 to be precise, their son Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his mom's engagement ring.... (to be continued we guess).
Diamond(s): 12 old brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 2.00ct. (colour and clarity: J/M, si/i).
- All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Precious stones: Onenatural cabochon sapphire with an estimated weight of ± 2.00ct. Treatment: unknown, but most likely heath treated
- 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 sapphire for September. - (more info on birthstones)
Hallmarks: no trace - (more info on hallmarks)
Dimensions: top of ring 1,50 cm (0,59 inch) x 1,30 cm (0,51 inch)
Weight: 3,10 gram (1,99 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 54 & 17¼ , Size US 6¾ , Size UK: N
Resizing: Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge). - (more info on ring sizes)