Winterhaven is a spectacular antique Edwardian three stone diamond and sapphire engagement ring made from platinum. This show stopping ring centers a 1.25ct EGL certified Old European Cut diamond graded H color and VS1 clarity. The center stone is flanked on either side by two bright blue natural round sapphires with a total exact weight of 1.74ct that are bezel set with milgrained edges. Twelve sparkling Old European Cut diamonds with a total approximate weight of .35ct graded H-I color and VS clarity enhance the central stones along with dazzling, yet subtle engraving on the shoulders of the ring. This is truly a special piece. Winterhaven is currently a size 7 and can be resized to fit.
During the Edwardian era (1890-1915), society was at the height of elegance and sophistication. Advances in metal fabrication finally allowed for the use of platinum in jewelry which still remains extremely popular today. This advance makes jewelry dating much easier - if a piece is made with platinum, we can be fairly sure that it was made in the early 20th century or later. In addition, it was still common practice for jewelers to back platinum pieces with gold until 1910 or so, making dating even more precise. Because of the strength of platinum, its use allowed jewelers to produce more intricate, detailed pieces. Some Edwardian engagement rings are so detailed it appears that the diamonds are set in lace instead of metal. Jewelry from the Edwardian period was light and delicate, and using as many diamonds as possible in a design was essential. The overall style of the times was light, feminine, and airy.
This ring was bought from friends of our owner, Jerry, in Tucson. The original owner started the water company in Tucson, and later developed the Tucson suburb of Winterhaven, the home of the annual Winterhaven Festival of Lights!
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