Edwardian 18ct Gold Sapphire & Diamond Cluster Ring
A very pretty 75% pure gold (or 750 parts pure gold and 250 parts other metals) gold ring that was made circa 1910-1920. It has been set with a lovely mid blue colour oval Blue is the best-known colour for this gemstone but it can be found in all colours of the spectrum. After diamond, sapphire is the hardest gemstone.
within a gold millgrained setting. Around are twelve A technique developed in the late 19th century as a textural effect to metal work on the edges or bezels of jewellery. That technique is referred to as millegrain (or mille grain or even milegrain). From the French word mille for a thousand, and from grain as the same meaning in English, it refers to what appears to be thousands of tiny beads upon a metal pr... More set well matched white diamonds. It would make an ideal engagement ring.
The sapphire in this ring is a really lovely rich Royal blue colour
Date & Origin
Maker's mark 'W & FR'
Also an unknown winged insect mark
Sapphire 6mm by 4mm
Approx 0.50 carat
Diamonds 0.03 carats each
Total Approx weight 0.36 carats
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