18 Karat White Gold Victorian or Edwardian Diamond and Sapphire Dinner Ring
This is a very nice quality dinner ring that could be used as an engagement ring.
it's made from 18 karat white gold and has two 2.5 mm diamonds in the center. There are two tiny sapphires, one on each side of the diamonds, each measuring 1 x 3 mm each. Sad to say, one of the sapphires appears to have a crack across it.
It is a size 6.
"The Victorian Period was named for Queen Victoria, who inherited the throne of England in 1837 when she was only 18 years old. Victoria was young, beautiful, and loved immensely by her subjects. Her tastes in fashion and jewelry were highly regarded and inspired the Victorian jewelry trends of the time. Queen Victoria was married in 1840, and she wore a snake motif ring (a symbol of eternal love at the time) set with her birthstone, a brilliant green emerald, as her engagement ring. In the Victorian era, it was very common for birthstones to be used instead of diamonds for engagement rings. Nearing the end of the Victorian period, the discovery of diamonds in South Africa helped popularize diamonds again. At the turn of the century, society was at the height of the industrial revolution and the jewelry of the time period reflected the dawning of a new modern age. Queen Victoria passed away in 1901 after a 64 year reign, marking the end of an era and the beginning of a new one when her son Edward ascended the throne, ushering in the Edwardian era."