Antique Belle Epoque Filigree Sapphire Ring


This antique Belle Epoque engagement ring showcases a velvety, rich, royal blue 2 carat sapphire having enormous luster. This Edwardian-Art Deco era treasure features fine filigree openwork and can be worn as a cocktail statement ring or an amazing gemstone bridal ring. The elongated shield shape has tremendous finger coverage and is punctuated with milgrain, scrolling and wheat sheaf engravings, hallmarks of the period This estate jewelry treasure, Circa early 1900s is an heirloom that is highly coveted by collectors.

Royalty often wore sapphires for dual purposes. Not only did the gemstone reputedly attract wealth, it also purportedly protected the wearer from envy and infidelity. Traditionally, people attributed to this gem the power to bring harmony between lovers as well as peace between adversaries. In addition, sapphires were said to put one at ease in social engagements and banish fraud.

Condition: Good, wear consistent with age and use. (a tiny nibble on 1 of the accent sapphires, not visible to the naked eye).
Era: Edwardian Art Deco
Year: 1901-1915
Metal: Platinum

Center Gemstone: Blue Sapphire
Carat Weight: 2.02
Cut: Round faceted
Color: A deeply saturated Royal Blue
Clarity: Transparent

Additional Gemstones:
4 French cut sapphires
16 old European brilliant diamonds = 0.85 carats

Ring Size: 5.25, sizable
Rise Above Finger: 6.5mm
Ring Face: 7.3mm x 7.3mm
Band Width: 2.2mm, tapers to 1.5mm
Weight: 5.58 grams