Antique Ruby and Diamond Ring, Platinum Circa 1920
No detail was spared in the making of this ring! The platinum was hand carved with a remarkable amount of skill and precision. It was designed in a lovely navette shape and in the 1920s this would have been considered an elegant "dinner ring" (the antique version of today's "cocktail ring"). What I hope you can see in the photos is that this ring is simply stunning from every angle! The top features two genuine pink rubies (each estimated as .30ct) which are set slightly elevated, each with six prongs that sweep upwards from a flower-like scallop-edged design. Light is able to pass through the setting to illuminate the rubies, allowing them to absolutely explode with color and brilliance! The remainder of the top of the ring is set edge to edge with eight clean and white transitional cut diamonds. The gallery is carved with beautiful little scrolls that add so much character and style and sophistication to an already lovely ring. The scrolls also serve a dual purpose as they allow even more light to pass through, illuminating the diamonds as well as the rubies. The shoulder portion of the shank is set with three more transitional cut diamonds on each side which brings the total diamond weight up to approximately .25ct. The measurement of the length of the navette, north to south, is 22mm. Side to side, the widest point measures 10mm. The shank is 2mm wide at the shoulder and narrows slightly measuring 1mm at the base. Currently the ring is a size 5 and can be sized up or down upon request. This ring really is of superior quality. The craftsmanship and overall beauty are extraordinary. An heirloom quality piece of jewelry and a ring any woman would be proud to own!