Edwardian Diamond & Pearl Conversion Ring
A clear trend attributed to Edwardian era jewellery is the catchy “White on White”. White stones on white metal took centre stage. This ring embodies everything good that Edwardian jewellery stood for - delicate, feminine with white gold, white pearls and sparkling white diamonds.
This most delicate ring was converted from a woman’s stickpin. Initially popularised by wealthy men in the 19th century, stickpins crossed gender lines when women started to wear them with their sporting attire.
The head on this ring contrasts beautifully with the 14ct yellow gold band which was made from another rescued stick pin.
HOW TO WEAR:
This ring's shape makes it perfectly suited to be stacked with others although because of the delicacy of the pearl, I would recommend saving it for special occasions rather than everyday wear and tear.
Particular care should be taken to ensure ring is not exposed to water or harsh chemicals as this will no doubt ruin the pearl's delicate lustre and setting. It is extremely rare to find natural pearls of this age in such good condition too.
The ring is in great antique condition considering it was converted by a professional jeweller in London's famous Hatton Garden. It is sturdy however because of the delicateness of the pearl, I would not recommend wearing this lovely ring on a daily basis.
Era: Edwardian circa 1905-1910
M (UK) or 51.5 (DK)
Weight is 0.8grams
The band is 1mm wide and 1mm thick at the base
Each old cut diamond measures approx 2mm
The natural pearl is 4mm wide
The setting sits 3mm above your finger
Hallmarks: “14ct” although a bit smudged from the conversion process.
Materials: 14ct yellow gold, white gold, old cut diamonds, natural white pearl.