Antique Sapphire & Diamond Ring
Description: A classic vintage sapphire and diamond carved half hoop ring. Modelled in 18ct yellow gold featuring old cut diamonds and sapphires which are most likely the original stones.
Metal: Tests indicate 18ct yellow gold.
Marks: The only remaining mark is the date letter ‘i’ which is almost certainly the one used by Birmingham assay office in 1908 rather than the slightly earlier one used by London in 1904.
Stones: Three old cut diamonds totalling approximately 0.65ct interspaced with deep blue sapphires exhibiting worn irregular facets. The worn facets have come from 100+ years of use.
Measurements: Measuring just over 5mm at the settings the head spreads 19mm across the finger and stands approximately 3.5mm tall of the finger. Engraved shoulders taper slightly to 3.5mm at the back of the ringer.
Weight: 3.4 grams.
Finger size: M.
Condition: The sapphires are the only aspect of this ring that shows any real wear. There are signs of a ring sizing having being done thanks to the easy majority of the hallmark missing but this is all to common on antique rings.