Friday, July 26, 2013

Mastery of Design: A Fantastic Blue Diamond Ring, 1920-60

Blue Diamond Ring with Platinum and Baguette Setting\
This and all related images from
The British Museum

Given to the British Museum by an anonymous donor, the centerpiece of this ring is a brilliant-cut blue diamond weighing nearly 16 carats. The stone itself shows signs of being cut in the 1920s, however, the setting--a mount of platinum with three-stone baguette diamond shoulders suggests the style of the 1940s-1960s.

Bearing no markings, the maker of the ring is unknown, but it is believed to be British.

As I'm still on the mend, I'll be taking Saturday and Sunday to recuperate. Regular posting will resume on Monday and we'll finally get back to the usual schedule. Monday will see "A Tale of Two Sundays," as we catch up with our "Treats of the Week," and, as an added bonus, you'll get a third treat, mid-week. Lots of excitement ahead, and, I've found some LOVELY new items to share with you.

See you Monday.

1 comment:

lindalou said...

what a beatiful ring, I'll take 2 please!

Love the new wallpaper.