Victorian diamond ring in 18 karat (750) rose gold and platinum. Antique ring set with seven rose-cut diamonds in a platinum setting. The ring is simple and undecorated. Antique French ring, probably from Poitou, circa 1900.
Owl and mascaron hallmark (French state hallmark for 18-karat gold and platinum).
Romantic Giardinetti ring in 18k yellow gold and silver. Antique ring with a motif of a flower basket, set with colored rhinestones (green, red, and blue) and marcasites. The gold ring of the ring is later than the basket. Late 19th-century jewel, in the romantic spirit of 18th-century rings.
Finger size: 56 EU or 7.75 US (resizable)
Dimensions of the chaton: 19 x 18 mm
Condition: Modified ring, scratches from use
Weight: 3.54 gr
Learn more: Giardinetti rings, or “Little Gardens” in English, appeared in the late 17th century. In the 18th century, the naturalistic trend charmed goldsmiths, leading to the creation of many pieces adorned with floral and animal motifs, especially insects. Giardinetti rings often appear as bouquets of flowers and foliage tied with a ribbon or in the form of a bouquet in a small basket. Highly prized in the mid-18th century, they were mostly made of gold and silver, and sometimes in metal adorned with rhinestones.
Diamond line ring in 18k yellow gold (750). Adorned with five diamonds, the central one being more significant (0.95 ct), they are in old mine cut and brilliant cut (two old mine cut diamonds, three brilliant-cut diamonds). The basket of the ring, under the stones, is formed by small rings. Vintage ring, circa 1980, made from the transformation of an old jewel.
Owl hallmark (French state hallmark for 18 karat gold)
Size: 59 UE or 8.5 US (resizable).
Estimated weight of the central diamond: 0.95 ct
Estimated weights of the other diamonds: 0.5 ct x 2 and 0.3 ct x 2.
Marguerite diamond ruby ring in 18-karat white gold (750). The ring features a central significant old mine-cut diamond weighing approximately 0.33 carats. The diamond is surrounded by six marquise-shaped rubies and four brilliant-cut diamonds. The rubies exhibit a beautiful raspberry red color. Additionally, there are four brilliant-cut diamonds set on the shoulders. The ring was created in the 1970s using elements from an older piece of jewelry.
French eagle head hallmark and illegible maker’s hallmark (French hallmark for 18-karat gold).
Finger size: 48 EU or 4.5 US (resizable)
Diameter of the bezel: 16 mm
Estimated weight of the central diamond: 0.33 carats
Total estimated diamond weight: 0.57 carats
Estimated weight of rubies: 1.14 carats
Antique ram cameo ring in 14-karat rose gold (585) centered around an agate cameo depicting two rams side by side. One has its head turned towards the inside of the ring. Roman cameo from the 1st or 2nd century AD, 19th-century setting. Adjustable ring size: 6.75 US
Cameo dimensions: 12.5 mm x 13.4 mm
Condition: loss on the edge of the cameo, setting with depressions.
Gimmel ring in 18k rose gold (750). It opens and closes by interlocking the rings. The rings are delicately engraved on the edge. Inside, the rings bear the names of the married couple: A. de Petiville and LE. de Treprel for Augustine Tardif de Petitville (1824-1861) and Louis Hélie de Treprel (1825-1881). The marriage took place in September 1844, although the exact date is not indicated (we found the marriage certificate). Paired or twin rings have the peculiarity of opening into two distinct rings that remain linked, symbolizing two souls brought together, separate yet inseparable. They were traditionally given on the occasion of a wedding. Ring dating from 1844, France.
Edwardian coral ring in 18-karat rose gold (750). The ring is adorned with a large round cabochon of dark orange coral. The coral displays visible “flame” growth lines, apparent to the naked eye and typical of this gem. The ring’s band is simple, with only a few chiselings under the cabochon, revealing a floral motif. Antique ring, early 20th century.
Eagle head hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold)
Finger size: 46 EU or 3.5 US (resizing possible)
Dimensions of the coral cabochon: 12 x 7 mm
Weight: 3.04 g
Gemology note: Coral is an organic gem. Only the branched limestone trunks of certain corals are used in jewelry. Its color is due to organic pigments close to carotene: ranging from blood red to white, passing through “angel skin” pink. Currently, most coral species are protected by CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
Tank ring with diamonds in 18-karat white gold (750) and platinum. Tank ring set with a synthetic blue spinel of square cut. The spinel faces two lines of four old-cut diamonds (eight diamonds in total) set on a raised roll. The ring has harmonious volumes, sometimes rounded, sometimes geometric, typical of this period. Tank ring, circa 1940.
Owl hallmark (French state hallmark for 18-karat gold)
Finger size: 52 EU or 6 US (resizeable)
Estimated weight of diamonds: 0.46 ct
Estimated weight of synthetic spinel: 2.5 ct
Art Deco diamond ring in 14-karat gold (585) and platinum. Hexagonal Art Deco ring set with three old mine cut diamonds in a bezel setting. The ring is elegantly decorated with geometric lines and openwork motifs, typical of the Art Deco period. Antique ring, Italy, circa 1925.
Finger size: 52 EU or 6 US (resizeable)
Dimensions of the setting: 18 x 10 mm
Estimated weight of the central diamonds: 0.15 ct
Art Deco diamond ring made of platinum. The ring is set with two old cut diamonds of 0.23 ct each mounted on it, shouldered by three small diamonds of 0.01 cts on each side in a leaf pattern. It makes 8 diamonds ! The top of the ring is openwork with scroll patterns. Art Deco diamond ring, 1930.
Unknown mark inside.
Size of the ring: 54 or 7 (adjustment possible)
Ring head size: 0.4 x 1 cm x 0.4 cm
Estimated diamond clarity : SI1 (graphite inclusions visible through the table)
Size of the main and side diamonds : respectively old cut and 8/8 cut
Estimated weight of the central diamonds : about 0.23 carat each
Total estimated diamond weight: 0.52 carat
Condition: wears of use (polishing is possible on request)
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.
Solitaire engagement ring in 18-karat white gold (750) and platinum. This ring features a brilliant-cut diamond weighing 0.10 carats, secured by eight prongs. The setting is adorned with a decorative pattern of radiating points around the diamond. This Retro ring hails from around 1940 and was crafted in Lyon, France.
Eagle’s head and dog’s head, along with the maker’s mark of Alphonse Moussière, an active jeweler in Lyon since 1902.