Why cross-over engagement rings?

Art Nouveau emerald and diamond ring, circa 1900.
Ref: 14601

Wednesday 10th February 2010

In a style made popular by the Edwardians, the cross-over engagement ring can be found in any number of guises.

With the resurgence in popularity of the cross-over ring as an engagement ring, modern jewellers are practically falling over themselves trying to copy original Edwardian and Belle-Époque designs to keep up with the sudden demand for them. While the Edwardians were busy designing light, florally inspired mounts with the new metal (platinum had only just been widely introduced), jewellers today cannot replicate the delicate, intricately carved settings. We are lucky enough to have a lovely selection of these pieces already in our collection, the difference being of course, that they are all original.

All handmade, all different, all set with natural, un-enhanced stones. While the majority of these rings were made from 1905-1910, the design itself has been so popular that it has been made on and off for over a century, we have some fine Art Deco examples and we've also included a few particularly lovely pieces from 1940-1970 in the selection.

Diamond cross over ring, French, circa 1910.
Ref: 14233
Ruby and diamond cross/over ring.
Ref: 11028
Belle Époque Diamond Ring in Platinum and Gold, Circa 1905.
Ref: 13833
Antique ruby and diamond ring cross/over ring, french circa 1905.
Ref: 12226
Old Cut Diamond Three Stone Cross/Over Ring in Platinum.
Ref: 13526
Ruby and diamond cross over ring, circa 1910.
Ref: 12584
Diamond and demantoid garnet cross over ring, Russian, circa 1880.
Ref: 13830

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