Edwardian 5 Stone 1.50ct Diamond RingIrene Byrne & Co
Cut: Old Cut
Weight & Colour: Central Diamond = 1.50ct K - M / P1
Material: Platinum & 18ct Yellow Gold
Ian Abeshouse Valuation $7,000.00
Ring Size: J 1/2
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A fine example of an Edwardian 1.50ct diamond half hoop ring. The five old cut diamonds are claw set in platinum on 18ct yellow gold. Platinum was the newest metal to enter the trade and platinum on yellow gold was the vogue. The carved scroll gallery is inspired by the fashion of the time as women broke away from the tight fitting corset and into the more delicate lace and ribbon tea gowns. This setting is all handmade.
Edwardian & Belle Époque Period (1901 - 1910):
Named after the reigning King Edward VII and with notable influences from French Rococo décor, this period was the shortest in antique jewellery history. However, it was during this time that platinum was introduced into the art of jewellery making which changed the way diamonds could be set. The popular jewellery design at the time was the “garland” which flowed on from the Art Nouveau period as it focused on nature but more particularly, on flowers and leaves often arranged in some circular shape. Through the use of milgrain and pierced and engraved metals, the Belle Époque designs gave way to jewellery that mimicked the delicate nature of lace and ribbon with natural pearls and old mine cut diamonds being the material of choice.