Antique Diamond Set Bague de Jardin Flower Ring with Blue Enamel in 18k & Silver
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A dramatic, early 20th century ring, modeled in 18k yellow gold and silver, whose aesthetic and construction nod to the Georgian era. This antique ring is fashioned with a deep, weighty, silver head, and a beautiful, scalloped under-gallery. The ring's elongated oval face is decorated with vibrant, blue, guilloche enamel. A six-petaled, diamond-set flower rests (riveted) in the center of this enamel pool, which is haloed by a double-surround— a notched, silver border, and a series of 28, bezel-set, rose cut diamonds.
The ring's medium-width, yellow gold shank is reeded; its split shoulders are decorated with deeply-engraved, leaf-like forms that stand apart from the shank, supporting the ring head, and making it very cozy in wear. We especially love the highly-organized, almost mechanical elements at work, here, and the way they contrast with the ring's overall, botanical vibe! Each of the ring's little bezels is held in a tall "fingered" collar, meant to recall the cut down collets of the Georgian era. The combination of cast and fabricated elements feels extremely precise and elegant. This unusual jewel takes its inspiration from the bague de firmament rings and the larger mourning rings of the Georgian era— it makes a big, magical statement in wear!
Hallmarks indicating purity and a European maker are present but difficult to identify.
c. 1900 - 1910
US 7 1/4. This ring can be resized; resizing for this ring (down to US 5 and up to US 9) is complimentary.
Ring face measures approx 34.8 mm x 21.65 mm; rise is approx 7.75 mm; shank measures approx 10.8 mm at the split shoulder and 3.15 at the base; flower measures approx 10.35 mm; diamonds (35) measure approx 1.5 mm.