Marquise rings take their name from the Marquise de Pompadour, of whom King Louis XV was very fond. He asked to have a diamond cut that evoked the shape of his favorite marquise’s smile. These are rings in the shape of an elongated rhombus, which follow the shape of the finger. The marquise ring is often confused with the cluster ring, because the cluster ring is also called pompadour ring. But the marquise is not a pompadour, except for Mme la Marquise de Pompadour. Did you follow?
Old-cut diamond marquise ring in 18 karat (750) rose gold. Oval-shaped ring set with 27 old-cut diamonds (approx. 0.95 carat total). The ring is decorated with a line of small dots in relief. Antique ring, late 19th century, Circa 1880, probably France (hallmark missing).
Owl hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold, affixed a posteriori).
Marquise Catalan garnets ring in 18-karat rose gold. This marquise-shaped ring features a navette-cut garnet at its center, surrounded by eight round garnets cut in the Perpignan style. The central garnet is mounted on a structure fixed by attachments/rings to the ring head. The “Perpignan cut” garnets are mounted on paillons and set in a closed setting. They typically have a raspberry, pink-red color, which is typical of Catalan jewelry, with a range of nuances that are revealed in sunlight. The ring has understated decoration on the shoulders. The gold structure is finely decorated with V-shaped triangular figures on the edges, and the bottoms of the gem settings are domed. This regional marquise ring is from the mid-19th century in France.
Horse head hallmark (1838-1919) and Mercury head hallmark. Illegible regional hallmark.
Victorian bristol blue ring featuring a central navy blue glass plaque, adorned with a silver flower set with Rhinestones. The enameled plaque is also surrounded by Rhinestones. The ring’s shoulders are beautifully decorated with openwork and set with rhinestones. An antique ring from the early 19th century, France.
Hallmarks: Eagle’s head and unreadable maker’s hallmark
Georgian paste marquise ring in 18 karat gold (750) and silver marquise ring. This large antique marquise-type ring features an oval head adorned with an opalescent glass plaque, onto which green paste stones have been set, forming a flower at the center of the jewel. A line of white paste stones surrounds the central plaque, they exhibits a common trick called the “black spot” which was when a hole was cut at the back of the foil behind the paste. This showed the black spot that was meant to imitate the culet on an old mine cut diamond. The ring’s band is decorated with two delicate ridges at the shoulder. Georgian period, circa 1820, France.
Hibou and swan hallmarks (French state hallmarks for 18-karat gold).
Finger size: 58 EU or 8.25 US (resizing possible)
Setting dimensions: 35 x 18 mm
Condition: The yellow gold ring is probably not from origin; antique tin soldering; usual wears on gold and stones.
Navette diamond ring in 18 karat (750) white gold. The ring is set with a line of five brilliant-cut diamonds, surrounded by twelve brilliant-cut diamonds, set in a leaf motif. The bezel is quite high. Marquise ring from the 1970s.
Antique Augis ring “more than yesterday less than tomorrow” in yellow gold 18 karats (750), signed. The ring is surmounted by an oval plate delicately worked in laurel leaves, which have slightly faded with time. The ring is soberly decorated and separates into two strands of gold on the edges of the tray. The “+” sign is set with five diamonds and the “-” sign is set with a baguette cut treated natural ruby. This refers to a quote from a letter from Rosmonde Gérard, the poetess, to her love Edmond Rostand, the author of Cyrano de Bergerac: “For, you see, every day I love you more, Today more than yesterday and much less than tomorrow”. Inspired by these two lovers, Alphonse Augis takes up these verses in his “medals of love” by condensing them into “+ than yesterday – than tomorrow”.
French work of the 1930s.
Eagle head hallmark, signed A.A.
Finger size : 53 UE or 6,25 (possible to change)
Dimensions of the bezel : 14.7 mm x 11.7 mm
Estimated weight of the ruby : 0.04 carat
Note : the two synthetic rubies have been replaced by a natural treated ruby. Condition: one scroll on each side of the ring is eroded, patina of use on some chisels.
Marquise diamond ring in yellow gold 18 karats and platinum. In the center, a line of 5 diamonds in bezel setting, one more important in the center, surrounded by rose-cut diamonds on platinum. Belle époque navette ring, early 20th century.
Mascaron hallmark, owl hallmark
Finger size : 46 UE or 3,75 US (resizing possible)
Dimensions of the ring head : 20,25 mm x 7.2 mm
Note: the diamonds in the central line are brilliant cut, except for one which is old cut 8-8
Condition : scratches from use