Edwardian Moonstone & Diamond Ring
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A wonderful, unusual, Edwardian era ring, modeled in rose gold and silver, whose primary gem is a large, round, cat's eye moonstone cabochon. This white moonstone is set in a low-profile, rose gold bezel, where it is surrounded by a halo of eighteen, natural, rose cut diamonds— it has a prominent, glowing, vertical eye that shifts with movement! The old rose cut diamonds have large, irregular, mirror-like facets— they nest in a continuous collect setting, which is undulating and ribbon-like. The ring's under-gallery is engraved with a delicate pattern of laurels. Its slender shank is split at the shoulders, curled, and decorated with an adorable pair of applied scallop shells. The rest of the ring shank is decoratively notched. We love the way this ring plays with light— the rose cuts catch and throw light in various directions, while the shifting moonstone absorbs it . . . and we love the many beautiful details hiding below the ring's broad shining face!
c. 1915 - 1920
US 5 1/4
This ring can be resized (up to size 7 1/2 and down to size 4). Resizing for this ring is complimentary (just leave your desired size in the notes at checkout).
Going up in size will require breaking the notched pattern and fading it into an undecorated section, at the base of the shank.
Ring face measures approx 17.8 mm; moonstone measures approx 10.4 mm; ring shank measures approx 9.7 mm at the sholder and vtapers to approx 2 mm at the base; diamonds (18) measure approx 2.3 x 2.1 mm; diamond CTW is approx .75. Rose cut diamond weight is approximated by weighing a rose cut of similar proportions, as there is no accurate mathematical formula for determining weight.