The Edwardian Ruby Cross Ring

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The Edwardian Ruby Cross Ring

3,300.00

Metal: 18K Gold & Platinum

Size: 5.5

Stone: Rubies and Diamonds

Era: 1905 - 1915

What You Should Know: Rubies and Well Matched. Diamonds are very bright! 

*This Ring Can Be Resized.  

The Edwardian Era is synonymous with beauty for us. Sparkling white diamonds, romantic shapes, and gorgeously feminine energy. But just because Edwardian jewelry made be full of “soft” motifs- curves, bows, ribbons- doesn’t mean it lacks its own symbolic strength.

For instance, the materials used during the Edwardian period are among the hardest on earth. Diamonds were the stone of choice during this turn of the century era, with almost every piece of fine jewelry boasting them in one way or another. Platinum was the preferred metal, stronger and more resilient than the previously used silver of Georgian or Victorian eras. 

When we saw this magnificent ring, it immediately excited in us the juxtaposition of Edwardian jewelry. It’s created out of platinum topped gold, built to last centuries to come. The expertly set diamonds glimmer and shine with their underlying strength. The cross motif is a powerful one- all the monarchs from William IV to Queen Elizabeth II have worn a similar ring with a ruby central cross (except Queen Victoria, whose dainty fingers couldn’t handle that specific ring, so she had a replica made on a smaller scale). It was designed to symbolize “kingly” virtues, but we are expanding that theory to include Queenly.

 

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