Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Mastery of Design: The Townshend Blue Diamond Ring, c. 1825

Blue and White Diamond Ring
Circa 1825
From the Townshend Collection
This and all related images courtesy of:
The Victoria & Albert Museum

From the important gem collection of the Reverend Chauncy Hare Townshend, we see this magnificent gold ring set with an oval, natural blue diamond.  The sparkling violet-blue diamond is surrounded by a border of  twelve white diamonds. A further three diamonds are set in triangular mounts on each shoulder of the ring.

The ring was made circa 1825.

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