This ring will be appreciated by those that love early jewelry, as it has a unique beauty. Diamonds from the early 18th century were typically primitive in cut, utilizing both the earlier table cut as well as a rose cut. The diamonds in this ring were set in silver rub over collets, and closed in the back. Foil was often utilized beneath the stone to bring additional light, and gave each stone a distinctive hue.
This design is a double tier of diamonds joined with a simple 18k shank. The table and rose cut diamonds are set in silver, and all are backed with gold. The diamonds sparkle and have a pale champagne hue. It would be beautiful worn alone or with other colored stone Georgian rings.
The condition is quite good considering that it dates approximately to 1720. The shank has had an early repair on the underside visible only from the back. All the stones are original, as is the setting. It is a size 8 1/4 US.