Happy Friday! Today we are featuring five of our favorite rings from one of our very favorite periods in jewelry: The Edwardian Era. Spanning about 1900-1920, the Edwardian era produced some of the most beautiful and intricate pieces in jewelry history. Advances in metal fabrication allowed for the use of platinum in jewelry, an extremely workable yet strong material that could be handcrafted into the feminine, lace-like designs you see below. The era also saw the rise of the enhancement technique milgraining, where small decorative platinum beads were added to to magnify the ring's elegance. We are featuring five of our favorites below, but are proud to have an extensive collection of vintage Edwardian engagement rings at Trumpet & Horn. Be sure to check out the rest of them here!
Thacher is a beautifully-made authentic Edwardian Era (circa 1915) platinum ring featuring fifteen Old European Cut diamonds set within a hexagonal shaped frame totaling approximately 0.90ct in weight, graded G-H color and VS2 clarity. This stunning example of antique craftsmanship is further enhanced with scrolling open metal work flanking each end, as well as milgrained edges and lovely laurel garland design wrapping around the ring's gallery. Thacher is currently a size 7.5 and can be sized to fit most ring sizes. Please contact our concierge with sizing questions.
Washington is a wonderful 1920's navette shaped ring made from 18k white gold centering two EGL certified diamonds. The first is a 0.51ct Round Brilliant Cut diamond with G color and VS2 clarity, and the second is a 0.50ct Round Brilliant Cut diamond with H color and VS2 clarity. These two sparkling diamonds are surrounded by graceful filigree in this uniquely shaped ring. Washington is currently a size 6.5 and can be sized to fit.
Cassidy Park is an outstanding Edwardian era (circa 1910) platinum ring centering six-prong set 0.76ct EGL certified Old European Cut diamond graded H color and VS2 clarity. The intricate bombe style antique ring is further accented with four Old European Cut diamonds bezel set in each corner with an additional six Single Cut diamonds surrounding all totaling approximately 0.30ct. Cassidy Park is finished with circular open metal work with pinwheel motif filigree and finished with milgrained edges and hand engraving throughout. The ring is currently a size 6 and can be sized to fit.
Notting Hill is an incredible example of the beautiful Edwardian era (circa 1910) craftsmanship and design. The platinum ring centers a bezel set 1.10ct GIA certified Round Brilliant Cut diamond graded H color and SI1 clarity. The lacy filigree adds a touch of decedance while the twelve additional Old European Cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of 0.25ct add a hint of sparkle. Notting Hill is finished with subtle milgrained edges and soft tapering shoulders. The ring is a size 5 and can be sized to fit most ring sizes.
Abernathy is a spectacular Edwardian era (circa 1915) platinum ring centering a bezel set 1.43ct EGL certified Transitional Round Brilliant Cut diamond graded G color and VS2 clarity. The bombe style ring is further adorned with four Old European Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.25ct and finished with flowery feminine filigree and chevron etched hand-engraving along the shoulders. Abernathy is currently a size 5 and can be sized to fit most ring sizes. Please contact our concierge for questions about sizing.