Happy Friday, y'all! Today we are featuring some of our favorite navette rings. The navette style has been popular for hundreds of years, first emerging in Renaissance & Renaissance-revival jewelry. In French, "navette" translates to "little boat", a reference to the long, canoe-like shape that characterizes the style. The design of this jewelry is very pleasing to the eye, as it pulls the viewer's attention toward the fingertip and elongates the hand. Navette jewelry paved the way for the ever-popular Marquise Cut diamond. During the Victorian and Edwardian eras, the Marquise Cut diamond was a feat of true craftsmanship— extremely difficult to hand cut symmetrically. Once technology advanced, Marquise Cut diamonds took the jewelry world by storm, and all thanks to their boat-shaped relative, the navette! Check out our favorite vintage navette engagement rings below!
Hansberry is a special authentic Edwardian era (circa 1905) platinum topped 18k yellow gold ring centering three bezel set vertically placed Old Mine Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.30ct. This navette style ring is further studded with twenty-six Rose Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.35ct. Hansberry's two-tone composition compliments the diamonds perfectly. The ring is currently a size 7 and can be sized to fit.
Upminster is a fantastic one-of-a-kind Edwardian (circa 1915) platinum navette style ring set with a total of thirteen Old European Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.90ct. This unique ring is further enhanced with a carved round onyx tablet gauged at 7.75mm across set in the center of the ring. Upminster is finished with remarkable scalloped corners, incredible lacy filigree and hand engraved milgrained edges. The ring is currently a size 7 and can be sized to fit some additional ring sizes. Please contact our concierge for sizing questions.
Prairie is a lovely antique Victorian era engagement ring made from 18kt yellow gold from the 1880's. This unique and inexpensive engagement ring centers an Oval Cut natural ruby gauged at 5.05 mm x 3.41 x 1.76 mm weighing exactly 0.76ct. The navette shape setting is studded with sixteen Rose Cut diamonds throughout and finished with a simple 18k yellow gold shank. This ruby engagement ring is truly a one of a kind piece. Prarie is currently a size 6.75 and can be sized to fit.
Stony Point is an impressive authentic Edwardian (circa 1905) navette diamond ring made from platinum centering an Old European Cut diamond gauged at 0.45ct graded H-I color and VS clarity. An additional twelve Old European Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.60ct adorn the remaining space on this unusual shape ring. Stony Point is finished with the most elegant scrolling hand pierced filigree, unique engraving and milgrained edges throughout. Stony Point is currently a size 6.5 and can be sized to fit.
Whitehaven is a stunning Edwardian era platinum topped yellow gold navette style ring centering a gleaming 0.71ct EGL certified Old European Cut diamond graded I color and SI2 clarity. Whitehaven is adorned on the top and bottom with two bezel set round natural sapphires totaling approximately 0.80ct and is finished off with a sparkling halo of thirty Old European Cut diamonds with an estimated weight of 1.00ct. Whitehaven is finished with a 14k yellow gold shank. Whitehaven is currently a size 5.5 and can be sized to fit.