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A Timeless Design


A Timeless Design

A Timeless Design

Is there anything better than one diamond, you might wonder? Well what about three? Or five? A row of beautifully matching gemstones sparkling across the base of your finger.

We see these rings throughout history and they have remained at the forefront of jewellery design for centuries, popular as both dress rings and for engagements. Of course, should diamonds not be your preference, these rings come in a range of beautiful coloured gemstones, so you are sure to find one that is perfect for you!

We first see this style in the Georgian era, often with silver cut-down settings and gold bands. This combination continued to be seen after Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837, although it was increasingly common to see them all handcrafted from yellow gold alone. These were often carved out of a single block of gold, a style known as carved half hoops and feature ornate carvings to their galleries. From scrolling swirls to palmette decoration, the rich hue of yellow gold provided the perfect backdrop for the vast array of precious gemstones that feature in them.

Another particularly sought after style is the ever fabulous gypsy set ring, which sees diamonds and coloured gems embedded into the ring. Offering a smooth and sleek aesthetic, gypsy rings are as quintessentially Victorian in style as the ornate beauty of carved half hoops!

The introduction of platinum at the turn of the twentieth century precipitated a change in the design of these rings. Finer platinum claws and detailing could be added, with gems set more individually, a move away from the previous styles. This continued through to the 1920s, when Art Deco designs saw new geometric cuts emerge. Both gems and pieces became increasingly linear in both their shape and also decorative detailing, echoing the fashions of this time.

These rings hold a timeless beauty, and can be a classic and elegant engagement ring, or indeed a bold dress piece for special occasions. With their ability to be stacked with others, perhaps a wedding ring or eternity band, these rings lend themselves to versatility and are surely a must have for everyone's jewellery box!

To view our extensive collection of three and five stone rings and discover the combination that suits you, visit the Berganza website, or book an appointment with one of our jewellery specialists in our Hatton Garden showroom, where each piece is available to see and try on!

Yellow Ceylon sapphire three stone ring, circa 1950. Hatton Garden
Yellow Ceylon sapphire three stone ring, circa 1950.
Ref: 28436
Old cut diamond three stone ring, circa 1950 hatton garden
Old cut diamond three stone ring, circa 1950.
Ref: 28141
Art Deco Burmese sapphire five stone ring hatton garden
Art Deco Burmese sapphire five stone ring, circa 1925.
Ref: 28564
Art Deco Burmese ruby diamond three stone ring berganza hatton garden
Art Deco Burmese ruby and diamond three stone ring, French, circa 1920.
Ref: 19176
Art Deco diamond five stone ring berganza hatton garden
Art Deco diamond five stone ring, French, circa 1935.
Ref: 25675
Colombian emerald and diamond ring, circa 1920 hatton garden
Colombian emerald and diamond ring, circa 1920.
Ref: 28514
Edwardian old mine diamond five stone ring, circa 1910. Hatton Garden
Edwardian old mine diamond five stone ring, circa 1910.
Ref: 28448
padparadscha ceylon sapphire diamond ring. hatton garden
Padparadscha Ceylon sapphire and diamond three stone ring, circa 1915.
Ref: 28427
Three stone diamond gypsy ring berganza hatton garden
Three stone diamond gypsy ring, English, circa 1890.
Ref: 25191
Antique Burmese ruby diamond carved ring hatton garden berganza
Antique Burmese ruby and diamond carved ring, English, circa 1890.
Ref: 22540
sapphire and diamond three stone ring, french. hatton garden.
Sapphire and diamond three stone ring, French, circa 1900
Ref: 28547
Victorian diamond five stone ring berganza hatton garden
Victorian diamond five stone ring, English, circa 1850.
Ref: 24253
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