An Art Nouveau ring with Egyptian influence, French, 1900-1910s. Composed of peridot, enamel, Old European- and rose-cut diamonds, and 18K gold. #ArtNouveau #ring
Quatrefoil Point Cut Ring, c. 1550 A.D., diamond, enamel, gold, This ring introduces the table cut diamond, obtained by slicing across the top of the point cut, and the first step in the long process of mastering the techniques of diamond cutting. Since table cuts were still rare point cuts have been used for the bezel. The prestige of a diamond ring stood so high that it was not only used by the rich at weddings, but kings and queens adopted it as an emblem.
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Gold ring, the hoop with leafy scrolls merging with shoulders each engraved with a flower formerly enamelled, supporting a wide bezel set with eight table cut diamonds, the two largest in the centre, flanked by two smaller to each side, and with the smallest two stones on the shoulders. The arcaded sides of the bezel are filled with opaque sky blue enamel. Mid 17th century