An exquisite antique 9ct gold and paste (glass) diamond trilogy ring. Representing 'past, present and future' the 3 stone trilogy ring was a popular choice of engagement ring in the Edwardian and early Deco era.
This is a two tone ring, 9ct yellow gold for the band with the stones setting in sterling silver. This is an antique jewellery technique that was used before the widespread use of white gold, it prevented an undesirable yellow cast from the gold reflecting on clear stones.
The stones in the ring are antique paste. Paste is a heavy very transparent flint glass that simulates the fire and brilliance of gemstones because it has high indices of refraction and strong dispersion. We did think these were real gemstones until we tested them with a Presidium Gem Tester! The cheaper paste imitations are pressed or molded, but on quality stones such as these the facets are cut and polished.
The beautiful stones are claw set in a high rex (crown) setting with knife edge shoulders at the sides which helps focus all attention on them, the high setting also allows light to pass through enhancing the sparkle even more!
Absolutely gorgeous, this beautifully feminine ring would make an exquisite engagement ring, it looks stunning paired with a slender wedding band. It is equally at home as a dress ring and can certainly hold its own when worn stacked with other beautiful antique rings
MATERIALS: 9 carat yellow gold, sterling silver
GEMSTONES: 3 round facet cut paste (glass) stones, 4mm diameter, equivalent gemstone carat weight approximately 1/3 carat each
MEASUREMENTS: stone spread 13mm, stands 4.3mm high, band width 2.5mm. Ring size 7-1/2 (US) P (UK) EU 55-1/4 with sizing available for an additional fee
HALLMARKS: Stamped inside band '9CT & SIL'
WEIGHT: 1.8 grams
DATE: Transitional Edwardian/Art Deco, circa 1920
CONDITION: Excellent with expected signs of age but minimal signs of any real wear, the stones are free of flaws with no damage to the claws, any dark areas are camera shadow
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