Circa 1900s Edwardian Era Diamond Platinum Ring with Trillion Cut Blue Sapphires, ATL #632
Any woman would enjoy the lavish precision of this engagement ring! No detail was overlooked on this 1905 Edwardian ring. The classic cathedral mount is covered in dazzling diamonds all around. The center stone is 1.35ct with a slight yellow tinge from the L color. The stone is set in a four-prong frame with each prong having a claw-like frame. Underneath the ring there is a total of .50cttw of accent diamonds embedded into the platinum frame. The first layer includes a halo of 12 single cuts. The shoulders of the ring have two sapphires on each side (4 total) in a distinct trillion shape. The blue sapphires separate a three-split style of more diamond accents on the shoulder. On the side profile, a small gallery is visible with a column-like design. This gallery so intricate and adds to the already impressive quality of this hand-crafted ring! Before tapering to a smooth shank, there are etchings on the side in traditional arrow-like leaf patterns. The entire ring is symmetrical.
This piece remains in great condition. It's a pure joy to gaze upon, and any lady will admire it for ages to come! The hallmark "IRID PLAT" is slightly worn underneath the shank.
This piece is accompanied with a GAI Gemological Lab certificate and appraisal.
Time Period: Edwardian rings were crafted during the brief reign of King Edward VII which lasted from 1901 to 1910. Edwardian era jewelry is categorized by a delicate elegance and light airy feeling which seemed to capture the carefree attitudes of the day.
Description of Era: It was during this time that the famous filigree ring made its entrance, and today an authentic antique filigree ring is very sought after.
Designs of the Edwardian era were influenced by the styles from the Late-Victorian Age. During this time, jewelry became more refined. Diamonds and colorful gemstones were popular and advancements in setting and cuts of the stones continued. Throughout this era of peacetime the arts thrived and this time became known as "The Beautiful Age" which inspired new jewelry styles.
The introduction of filigree paired with beautiful center stones including diamonds, pearls or colorful gemstones display the elegance and delicacy of the time.
Flower-like themes in jewelry became quite popular too due to Queen Alexandra's love and appreciation of flowers. Pearls were featured prominently in Edwardian jewelry as well, in part from the heavy use of freshwater pearls during the late 1800s by Tiffany & Co.
Some designs and motifs of the Edwardian era reflected the influence of Art Nouveau's circular lines and swirls, and others had more geometric styles. Popular patterns and style effects for jewelry included bows and ribbons, moon and stars, flowers, garlands, leaves, shamrocks, scrolls and hearts.
In this era platinum became widely available not only for gemstone or diamond settings but for the entire piece of jewelry. More unique cuts of diamonds became widely available during the Edwardian era including the baguette, trapeze, and triangular cut. Although platinum was a favorite Edwardian age metal, multicolored gold was quite popular too including rose gold. White gold began to make an appearance and 18k yellow gold was used often in luxury pieces. Silver was also frequently employed for crafting rings as well.
Gemstones and diamonds were frequently set with "claw" prongs and deep bezel settings plus the new "knife edge setting" which created a suspended in the air effect for diamonds.
When you choose to go vintage with VERMA, you are cutting out the use for further mining and environmental damages which are a byproduct. In addition, the diamonds used in our collection are all conflict-free; as the conflict mines were in production after our pieces are dated.