Antique Belle Époque Diamond Pearl Ring

Antique Belle Époque Diamond Pearl Ring

Antique jewelry object group: engagement ring (or anniversary ring)

Condition: excellent condition

Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.

Style:  – The Belle Époque (French for “Beautiful Era”) was a period in European social history that began during the late 19th century and lasted until World War I. Occurring during the time of the French Third Republic and the German Empire, the “Belle Époque” was named in retrospect, when it began to be considered a “golden age” the major powers of Europe, new technologies improved lives and the commercial arts adapted Renaissance and eighteenth-century styles to modern forms. In the newly rich United States, emerging from the Panic of 1873, the comparable epoch was dubbed the Gilded Age. In the United Kingdom, this epoch overlaps the end of what is called the Victorian Era there and the period named the Edwardian Era.

Period: ca. 1900

Material: Two tones of precious metal, the main part being 18ct yellow gold and the white parts are either white gold or platinum.

Diamond(s): Two old brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of 0.32ct.
12 old brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of 0.26ct. Ten rose cut diamonds

Total diamond weight: (without rose cuts) approx. 0.58 crt. with an average colour and clarity: H/K, vs/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: One pearl

Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and pearl for June.

Hallmarks: No trace.

Dimensions: length of top of ring 2,23 cm (0,88 inch)

Weight: 4,80 gram (3,09 dwt)

Ring size Continental: 56 & 17¾ , Size US 7½ , Size UK: O½

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