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We are so pleased to be able to offer a ring as perfect as this. Accompanied by is original antique ring box from the year 1910 and with a very large 1.88ct vibrant red ruby with no heat treatment ( a rarity today!), this Australian beauty dates over 110 years of age. Made by Australian jeweller William Drummond of Melbourne, who was a jeweller known for his style and quality in craftsmanship, this is an antique ring like no other. The 1.88ct oval cut ruby features a beautiful red colour and is surrounded by 13 old cut diamonds set in platinum on 18ct yellow gold. This ring is all HANDMADE and comes with a GSL report for the ruby and independant valuation for the ring. This is a perfect gift for a ruby anniversary, birthday or as a very romantic engagement to someone you dearly love.

Circa: 1910
Design Period: Edwardian
Origin: Australian
Jeweller: William Drummond of Melbourne
Gemstone: Ruby and Diamond
Cut: Cushion Cut Ruby and Old Cut Diamond
Carat: Ruby = 1.88ct
13 Diamonds = 0.80ct

Colour & Clarity: Ruby is a Good Red Colour, with Medium Inclusions and NO HEAT TREATMENT
13 Diamonds = G to I / SI
Material: Platinum and 18ct Yellow Gold
Handmade Setting
Ruby is accompanied by a GSL Report
Ring is accompanied by an independant valuation

* Free Resizing Available - So that you receive the perfect fit, please let us know your finger size by placing it in the "special instructions" when checking out of the cart (complimentary service we provide, at no additional charge).

William Drummond of Melbourne
With humble beginnings starting in 1858 as Brush & MacDonell in Colins Street, Melbourne, William Drummond went on to open  W.M.Drummond & Co in Bourke Street and he grew to be one of Australia's most respected jewellers for his design style and quality. In 1954, he designed the famous famous yellow and white diamond wattle brooch, presented to Queen Elizabeth II from the Australian government and people of on her first visit to Australia. Queen Elizabeth loved the brooch so much that the following year, the Queen Mother remodelled her own brooch into a William Drummond design. Drummond's jewellery throughout the 20th century has been purchased and worn by Royalty, entertainers, politicians and gentry. Some of his well known clients have included Dame Nellie Melba, Malcolm and Tammy Fraser, and Bob Hawke. To own a William Drummond piece from the 1900s is a rarity, and something that most people who have had the opportunity to purchase, will hold onto.

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.