Three pretty rings.
Posted On: 08 Feb 2024
A trio of three pretty rings has made its way into Eldreds spring jewellery sale catalogue and has already generated significant interest from visitors to the saleroom.
First on offer is an Edwardian diamond flower cluster ring of seven millegrain-set diamonds in 18ct yellow & white gold mount, being very typical in design of the first ten years of the 20th century. The popularity of diamonds in rings increased during this period and motifs for pieces of jewellery were feminine, intricate and creative with bows, flowers, horseshoes and hearts being some of the most popular designs.
An unusual pink spinel stone takes centre stage in the second of the three rings. Often misidentified as rubies, pink and red spinels have very good wearing properties, resist scratches and take on good brilliance, making them very suitable as gemstones in their own right but often with a much-reduced price tag when compared to rubies. Eldreds Edwardian example is surrounded by ten Swiss-cut diamonds making a flower shape and is set in 18ct yellow gold.
Finally of the three rings is a modern bespoke diamond engagement-style ring with central pendeloque-shaped diamond within halo of brilliant-cut diamonds, on diamond-set twisted shoulders. An extremely pretty and wearable ring with rose gold mount and shank, which will be sure to catch the eye of bidders.
Amongst the small silver in the sale and also from the Edwardian period are two novelty Vesta cases for dog lovers, one with Cocker Spaniel design and a slightly smaller case with a Collie. Estimated at £50-70 each, these would make lovely presents for someone with a fondness for either breed, or for dogs in general.
For free valuation of jewellery, gold coins, silver and watches to include in the March sale, please telephone Eldreds Roborough office on (01752) 721199, or email images with contact telephone number to: [email protected]