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?
Miniature portrait navette ring in yellow gold 18 karats (750) and silver. Ring with a miniature portrait of a lady in 18th century fashion – protected by a glass. The portrait is surrounded by 36 rose-cut diamonds. The ring’s band is plain and splits into gold strands at the shoulders to hold the ring’s plate. Antique sentimental ring of the late 18th century, early 19th century, Georgian period.
Swan and owl hallmark (French hallmarks, later add)
Finger circumference : 47 EU or 4 US (can be changed)
Total estimated weight of the diamonds : 0,12 carat
Condition : Dust under the glass, scratches from use
Antique ring with Perpignan garnets in 18-karat rose gold (750 thousandths). The marquise-shaped ring features a center navette-cut garnet surrounded by ten round-cut Perpignan garnets. The main garnet is mounted on a structure fixed by attachments/rings at the head of the ring. The Perpignan garnets are mounted on thin gold foils (paillons) and set in a closed setting. They typically exhibit a rare raspberry, pink-red color, typical of Perpignan jewelry, with a range of nuances that reveal themselves in sunlight. The ring’s shank is decorated with openwork flowers on the shoulders.
These faceted stones on top but flat underneath are referred to as “Perpignan cut” or “rose cut.” The gold structure is finely decorated with V-shaped triangular figures on the edges, and the gem settings have a domed bottom. This regional marquise ring dates back to the early 19th century in France.
It bears the following hallmarks: a horse head hallmark (1838-1919), an owl hallmark, and an illegible goldsmith hallmark. The ring’s finger size is 58 EU or 8.25 US (resizable at the risk of losing the hallmarks’ readability). The dimensions of the ring’s head are 21.8 mm x 11 cm. It shows signs of wear scratches.
Weight: 3.32 gr
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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 diamond marquise ring in yellow gold 18 karats and platinum. Antique ring decorated with a line of seven old europenan cut diamonds. The central diamond weighing approximately 0.30 carat. The central diamonds are surrounded by sixteen old-cut diamonds, set on a platinum setting. The ring has a soberly decorated band with two chisels, it is adorned with an old cut diamond on each shoulder. French antique ring, circa 1900, France.
Eagle head hallmark
Finger size : 56 EU or 7.5 US (possible to be cahnged)
Dimensions of the ring head : 25.3 mm x 11.2 mm
Total estimated weight of diamonds : 2.38 carats
Estimated weight of the central diamond : 0.30 carat
Condition : Natural inclusions, scratches from use
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