The Edwardian Ruby & Diamond Halo Ring

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The Edwardian Ruby & Diamond Halo Ring

2,500.00

Metal: 18K Yellow Gold & White Gold.

Stone: Ruby (Est. 1.1 tcw) & Diamonds

Era: 1915

Size: 6

What You Should Know: Ruby is pristine.

*This Ring Can Be Resized

After the passing of beloved English Queen Victoria, her son Edward VII took the throne. Edward and his wife, Queen Alexandra, were light hearted and fashionable. They valued a certain lifestyle cultivated by the upper class and that mindset trickled over into fashion. The Edwardian Era was all about femininity, elegance, and grace. Women wore lightweight materials like silk and lace, always in white, and jewelry too, became white.

White gold, white diamonds, and platinum were the favorite materials of Edwardian jewelers. Fluid lines, like the ones used in Art Nouveau pieces, were everywhere but in more traditional motifs than the concurrent style. Styles were ethereal and delicate, giving a soft, ladylike feel to jewelry that is actually quite strong. There was new school of thought when it came to jewelry manufacturing. Previously, machine made jewelry had been a sign of innovation and progress, but this brief time period rejected that and leaned heavily on handmade bespoke collections. Ring stacking was popular, women would pile on multiple rings on one finger, or wear one ring that had an elongated shape that took up her entire finger. Diamonds were adored and new techniques in diamond cutting were invented to keep up with the demand. When World War I began in 1914, there was a seemingly overnight change when it came to habits. The light heartedness of the decade prior had disappeared and the importance of wearing jewelry diminished. Since this is a short lived era regarding jewelry design, pieces from the Edwardian era are relatively rare. Scarce as they are beautiful.

This ruby and diamond ring is a wonderful example of the elegance of the Edwardian Era. A deep red ruby center stone in the most romantic hue is surrounded by a bright white diamond halo. The face of the ring is slightly scalloped giving it a very feminine feel, not to mention to use of two stones associated with love and passion. The two tone gold makes this a universal pairing partner, and the overall cluster shape leaves us feeling this century old beauty is as timeless as ever. 

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