Dating to the Art Nouveau era or perhaps a touch later this quite striking ring is probably Russian or Austrian in manufacture and is one of the most unusual designs we have seen.. read on!
Crafted from 14ct rose (and silver ribbon elements to the central portion) and featuring a claw set with an early verneuil synthetic Sapphire to one end and a sweet round Ruby cabochon to the other.
The unusual element is that these two gem set ends are tilted slightly up and away from the finger which allows one, two or three slim wedding style bands to fit perfectly underneath one or both ends! While this feature is desirable it certainly isn’t necessary as she’s quite perfect worn alone also.
If, like us, you adore jewellery that isn’t seen everywhere you turn, then this gorgeous, beautifully crafted and unusual ring is perhaps the one for you!
The Verneuil method, also called flame fusion, was the first commercially successful method of manufacturing synthetic gemstones, developed in the late 1880s by the French chemist Auguste Verneuil. It is primarily used to produce the Ruby, Sapphire and padparadscha, and varieties of corundum, as well as the diamond simulates rutile, spinel and strontium titanate.
Ruby possibly natural
North to south - 1.8cm
East to west - Approximately 1.0cm
Tested via XRF as 14ct gold and Silver to the setting
Q 1/2 or 18.5mm diameter US 8 1/2
Can be resized
Very very good antique condition. No chips, abrasions or damage to gems. Claws secure and original. No thinning to shank. Striking and unusual ring.
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