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Georgian Diamond Ring c.1818

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10-3-6193

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ABOUT THIS RING

An amazingly perfect and pristine original Georgian diamond ring dating from the early-nineteenth century. In fact, it's inscribed on the back - "W.P.J. Master died 21 Dec 1818 Aged 86". This ravishing rarity features a .35 carat antique cushion-cut diamond radiating from within a silver collet setting against a dramatic cobalt blue enamel background, all of which are framed by glistening table-cut diamonds - totaling 1.00 carat. The highly distinctive and artfully rendered ring shank foreshadows the graceful Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts designs to come seventy-five years or so in the future. A truly magnificent memento - almost two centuries old. This fabulous and delicate antique jewel is not recommended for everyday wear.

Details

Materials:
Silver over 10 Karat Gold
Current Ring Size:
6 Most rings can be resized up or down one size unless noted and sometimes more.
Gram Weight:
4.32 gm
Period:
Georgian
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

14 Antique Cushion Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
1.00 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
2.70-2.50 mm
Color:
I-J-K
Clarity:
VS2-SI1-SI2

1 Antique Cushion Cut Diamond

Carat Weight:
0.35 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
5.10 x 4.35 x 2.50 mm
Color:
K
Clarity:
VS2
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
1.35

Georgian Jewelry

True antiques, Georgian jewels are the earliest pieces in our collection. Lovely foil-backed stones in mixed-metal settings were made to shine by candlelight over dinner and in the drawing rooms of their genteel wearers. Many pieces were made in memory of loved ones or as “memento mori”—literal reminders of mortality that Georgians saw as sophisticated, rather than morbid. While the delicacy of Georgian era settings has been replaced by more modern methods, the cuts and styles have continued to fascinate jewelry lovers.

Jewelry Care

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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