Nostalgia for the Middle Ages and the Italian/French Renaissance brought back a renewed interest in the symbolic powers of gemstones, especially toward the end of the 19th century, in Europe and the US. Rings were commonly made in acronym form to make the words “Regard” or “Dearest” by using the first letter of the stone and setting them in the correct order. Diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, amethysts, and garnets were the most commonly used stones for these jewels- but as the styles of the times turned toward the Art Nouveau, an interest in complex designs in a simplistic palette emerged.
1.60cts of diamonds star in this magnificent diamond and sapphire dinner ring of the 1860’s- a lovely, saturated .30ct sapphire can be found at the center. In platinum and 18ct, this ring is a stunner.
Materials and Features: 18k gold, platinum, diamonds, sapphire
Age/Origin: English, 1890
Measurements: Size 5.5, 4.2g
Condition: Excellent condition.
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