Antique carved sapphire and diamond three stone ring, circa 1900.
Antique carved sapphire and diamond three stone ring. Centrally set with one cushion shape old cut natural unenhanced sapphire in an open back claw setting with an approximate weight of 1.00 carat, flanked by two cushion shape old mine diamonds in open back claw settings with a combined approximate weight of 1.30 carats, surrounded by six round rose cut diamonds in closed back grain settings with a combined weight of 0.06 carats. The total approximate diamond weight is 1.36 carats, to an elegant three stone design featuring curving claws, an elaborately pierced gallery with intricate open backholing, the carved shoulders with scrollwork motifs leading on to a solid D-shape shank. Tested 18 carat yellow gold, circa 1900.