An Edwardian diamond ring in platinum and 18K yellow gold. This ring has 3 minor cut diamonds and 8 rose-cut diamonds. They are H-I color and SI to VS clarity. There are approx. .25 Cts. In addition to the wonderful diamonds, the intricate workmanship is rare today but indicative of the era. You will own a piece of history and this ring will be a delightful addition to your collection. Size 9.5Weight: 1.7 DWT or 2.7 grams
Nobody does platinum and diamonds like the Edwardians, who wove them into the most intricate, lacy designs of exquisite filigree.
Brilliant design and master skill went into this Edwardian diamond ring that gives it its famous iconic look of Edwardian Jewelry. The Edwardians crafted platinum and diamonds as no one else could. The wove them into lacy, intricate exquisite, ultra-feminine filigree designs. Edwardian engagement rings are stunning, all are rich with detail, character, and history.
The Edwardian era is the period of time stretching from the end of the nineteenth century and into the beginning of the twentieth century. Approximately from 1890-1915. It was named for the English monarch Edward VII. It was during this time that jewelers began extensively working with platinum. It was favored by superb craftsmen for its beautiful, brilliant sheen as well as its hardness.
A key element of the Edwardian jewelry style is flowing, graceful lines, including bows, florals, garlands, ribbons, loops and many other curved motifs. Fine millegrain borders and pierced patterns that turned platinum into lustrous lace were popular accents.
Colored stones that paired well with platinum were very popular in Edwardian engagement rings but large center stones could be diamonds. The most desirable shapes were round, oval and marquis diamond. Stacked ring designs were popular and Edwardian-era rings tend to be opulent larger pieces.
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