This early 18th century ring checks all the boxes that collectors look for in exceptional Georgian rings. With a foiled ruby that is larger than commonly found at the center, which is haloed by a dazzling array of rose cut diamonds, this example is a “textbook” ring. Any collector would be enamored by that illustrious pop of color. A very weighty example as well, this treasure includes a substantial amount of gold that we don’t often see in Georgian rings, as they tend to be more on the lighter side. The choice to pair this sumptuous raspberry ruby with the substantial amount of gold in the backing indicates to us that this was certainly commissioned by a wealthy patroness who cared deeply for the finest quality jewel available.
Materials and Features:
15ct gold, ruby, rose cut diamonds
Georgian, possibly as early as 1740, English
Weight: 6.5 grams
Dimensions: 14mm x 15mm ring face
Ring size: 6.5 US
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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15ct Georgian Foiled Ruby and Diamond Ring