This is the final jewelry period appellation to be defined by a British monarch. Edward was the lighthearted, luxury-loving antithesis of his mother. Even while he was still the Prince of Wales, Edward was infamous for being a playboy and a gambler.
After his coronation he continued to surround himself with fast-moving, nouveau riche plutocrats, spending the majority of his time engaged in various social endeavors. Jewelry was an important part of the lifestyle cultivated by this extremely wealthy upper class. When considering the stylistic elements of the Edwardian period, the era actually begins earlier, during the declining years of the reign of Queen Victoria, and ends a few years after Edward's death with the onset of World War I.To the rest of Europe, this period was characterized as La Belle Époque. Millegraining, a new decorative technique made possible by the use of platinum, is featured often on Edwardian jewelry. Its border of delicate balls and ridges surrounding a gemstone or on the knife sharp edges of a design served to give jewelry a softer, lighter look.
Sweet rose cut diamonds set in a scalloped and dotted halo rendered in silver topped gold, surrounds a central luminous white pearl... The ring face measures approx. 5/8 inches and is ring size 5.5 US. The condition is very good with negligible wear commensurate with age. Please read the following additional important terms/disclosures: Most of the jewelry listed is either gently used or very, very old.
To that end, some pieces may have some minor wear and/or repairs and shall not be considered in PERFECT CONDITION. This is to be expected, especially in those pieces that are nearly 100 years of age! Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact.
Any NOTABLE defects, repairs or dings will be specifically addressed in the item description. ALL diamonds, gold and platinum, HAVE BEEN TESTED, and if described as a diamond or a particular karat, such as 18k gold or platinum, the item HAS BEEN TESTED BY ME and verified to be as described. Please note that all items listed as precious metals are either marked (in which case there will be a photo clearly showing the mark) or acid tested to ensure metal purity. Unless otherwise stated, COLORED GEMSTONES SUCH AS RUBY OR SAPPHIRE have not been tested.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Rings". The seller is "thescottbrian" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia.