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Unique Antique Gold Sapphire Ring 18th Century

Unique Antique Gold Sapphire Ring 18th Century

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Pre Victorian: Pre 1800: Item # 1231096

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Third Floor Antique Jewelry
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P.O. Box 223 H
Scarsdale New York 10583
973 620-0119

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It is difficult to translate the level of craftsmanship of this early 18th century ring, undoubtedly created by a master jeweler. It has a central cabochon sapphire set in a silver rub over collet replicating a flower bud. The shoulders are each a flower form mirror image and are each set with small rose cut diamond. The silver work is so finely rendered it melds with the gold below it. Tiny accent of gold "bullets" top the flower formations. The underside too is beautiful, with the characteristic radiating lines typically found on early jewels.

The ring is 14k and silver and is a size 6 1/4 US. The condition is superb. This was purchased in Vienna, and I do believe it is either Austrian or German. It is an amazing work of art from the 18th Century.