Some examples seen in the group photo, so please see my other offerings and thanks for stopping by! Beautiful and sturdy French antique ring in 18k gold set with 2 Old Mine Cut diamonds and a center blue sapphire. Crisp milgrain detail surrounds the boat shaped face. The gallery / vertical edge of the ring leading up to the face has a lovely scrolled design.Nice size stones and heavy hand feel (6.92grams) give the ring a beautiful quality and it has a wonderful color and sparkle. It has an estimated total carat weight (all three stones) of over 1 carat. Makes a wonderful stacker, but also an elegant cocktail ring, wedding or anniversary band, right hand ring, statement piece, or gift. Marked on the outside of the shank with the French owl mark for 18k gold. Currently measures about a size 8 1/4.
It weighs 6.92 grams. Each diamond is about 3.5mm in diameter, difficult to get an accurate measurement on the depth of the stones as we would never remove them from the setting, so I do not know the exact carat weight of the diamonds but using online estimations, I think it is around 1/3 total carat weight in diamonds.
The sapphire is a sizable 8mm by 5.7mm. The ring face is 17mm by 8mm and stands 3.2mm off the finger.All my pieces are in estate condition. The sapphire is secure but does move in the setting, making a clicking sound when you tap it. But the prongs are in good enough shape so it does not seem in danger of falling out. One side of the boat face has wear, unevenness seen under magnification only and loss of the milgrain detail. There are seams at each shoulder so it is possible it was re-shanked unless that was done in the making when the ring face was connected to the shank or from a sizing. I also noticed on each side of the vertical gallery there is a slightly different tint to the gold in a small spot.
It is beautifully smoothed and polished with the engraved details, but just a slightly different hue. Not noticeable while wearing unless you really study that edge up close at eye level in the right light. Also inside the ring face in that area is a small crack to the gold on one side.
It is not rough or felt, and the ring is super stable and sturdy, just describing everything I see under magnification. The culet of the sapphire is scuffed. The diamonds have a wonderful color and sparkle. One has an inclusion visible under magnification only. The shank is nice and sturdy all the way around.There are some marks at the back of the shank next to the hallmark that may be old hallmarks or a solder seam /bubbles from a sizing. It is wonderful and wearable as is. I enjoy making my customers happy and matching unique pieces with new homes. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Rings". The seller is "callmemouse" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.