The Victorian Bombe Ring

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The Victorian Bombe Ring

3,000.00

Metal: 14K Gold  

Stones: Enamel & Diamonds

Size: 7.5

Face Size: Approx 22mm in Diameter

Era: 1900

What You Should Know: Stones are bright and well matched.  Enamel is in great condition! 

*This Ring Can Be Resized.

In the later half of the 19th century, in French patisseries a delicious new treat appeared in glass display places. A domed sweet indulgence called bombe glacée. A half sphere of frozen cream finished in shiny chocolate lent its name to a similarly shaped bauble. And while bombe rings are inedible, we think they can be just as enticing as their namesake.

 

Bombe rings are characterized by their distinct domed top. During the Victorian Era, bombe rings were often set with pave stones, completely covering their surface area. Bombe rings originating from the 1800s are pretty rare to find today, most on the market are from the mid 1950s and 60s when the style had a resurgence.  This particular 19th century bombe is unlike any other we have seen with its lattice enamelwork and sparkling white diamonds. Strips of dark blue enamel are laid in an over-under pattern framing old European cut diamonds in yellow gold boxes. The overall effect is a classic design with a quirky detailing. A tempting delight!

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