A wonderful early Art Deco original diamond ring that makes a splash of diamonds grand Belle Epoque style.
A lovely elegant elongated oval shape that sits well on the finger, highlights the grain set diamonds and the fine open work in this ring. There is .50 ct of old cut diamonds set in a sterling silver top with a 15ct yellow gold band. The diamonds are a good quality H in colour and SI clarity.
This ring is English and dates to around the 1910 mark, just before the use of 18 carat white gold or platinum to highlight diamonds on the face of rings. Prior to this time, sterling silver was commonly used to get this white effect and to show off the diamonds, whilst still keeping the rest of the ring yellow gold.
This ring marks the beginning of the transition from Art Nouveau to Art Deco. It would make a special engagement ring, or a beautiful anniversary or 'the other hand' ring. It is in good condition for its age and comes with an independent valuation.