Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif
Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif

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Edwardian 18k 0.91 CTW Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Shield Style Cocktail Ring with Greek Key Motif

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General Information:

  • US Size: Right between a 5.75 and 6.00
  • Total Carat Weight: 0.91 ctw
  • Precious Metal Weight: 1.75 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: 18k white gold
  • Dimensions: This ring faces up 18.28 mm north to south (width). When measured from the outermost ends of the sapphires, the shoulders taper from about 5.40 mm to about 1.40 mm at the base of the shank. This ring rises about 4 mm from the finger.
  • Weight: 2.70 grams
  • Markings: [BEL]AIS 18K (the ‘BEL’ has been polished off from years of loving wear, with the ‘L’ partially visible upon close inspection; the visible portion matches period Belais Co. markings)
  • Era: Est. c. 1910-1920s
  • Buyer Notes: The maker and variances between all the stones are exactly what makes this ring collectible and desirable. These qualities are also what make the ring truly unique, a work of wearable art as a reflection of your own story. Note that the French cut sapphire bears a chip in its corner, and both sapphires bear expected abrasions commensurate with wear. The shank shows evidence of a resizing at some point in its history. All prongs should be checked prior to consistent, everyday wear. In light of these characteristics, the price has been fairly set.

 Specifications:

  • Center Stone Type: Diamond
  • Center Stone Count: Three (3)
  • Center Stone Carat Weight: 0.80 ctw; 0.353 ct; 0.201 ct; 0.246 ct
  • Center Stone Dimensions: 4.5 x 4.0 x 3.0; 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.5; 4.0 x 4.0 x 2.5
  • Center Stone Shape: Old European Cut with open culets
  • Center Stone Color: G-K (one end diamond is warmer than the others)
  • Center Stone Clarity: VS2-SI2 (the whiter end diamond shows crystal inclusions under 60x magnification, thus exhibiting a very muted haze; these do not hinder sparkle, and the stone appears bright white to the eye) 
  • Center Stone Notes: While these diamonds are each technically unique in their colors and clarities, in most lights, they appear relatively evenly matched, and their variances are not as readily perceptible. Even so, it is important to clarify their respective characteristics for transparency.
  • Side Stone Type: Sapphire & Synthetic Sapphire
  • Side Stone Count: Two (2)
  • Side Stone Carat Weight: 0.1074 ctw; 0.0526 ct, 0.0548 ct
  • Side Stone Dimensions: Approx. 3.60 x 1.80; 3.75 x 1.80 mm
  • Side Stone Shape: French Cut; Rectangular Baguette Cut

The Story:

Crafted during the late Edwardian or early Art Deco movement, this geometric statement ring features a line of three diamonds set vertically within hexagonal settings. Each diamond is its own unique color, and fitted in illusion prongs that are tucked within the corners of the hexagon mounts. Flanking the diamonds is a pairing of sapphires, one original to the ring and one that was replaced long ago: the original is a French cut, while the replacement is a grown synthetic, which was an extremely common economic and durable choice during the 1920s and 1930s. Though differing, the sapphires are very well matched to the naked eye, their blues appearing synonymous and their diverging cuts disguised by their size and depth of color. A very faint milgraining dots the perimeters of both the diamonds’ and the sapphires’ settings, delicately catching the light alongside the gemstones. 

Beautifully webbed in each of the diagonal corners is a reticulated Meandros design, commonly referred to as Greek Key. This geometric patterning has been beloved for millennia, symbolizing the abiding interconnections of relationships in life. By the Victorian period, it was prevalently used in mourning jewelry to represent the ebbs and flows of the grieving process, yet, too, the promise of new joys life always brings. By the Art Deco movement, this geometric decoration became an emblem of the adventure of eternal currents of change. 

Further capitalizing on the immense story-telling power of fine jewelry, the use of a set of three diamonds has historically illustrated the past, present and future of romance, as well as the holy trinity in religious contexts. Meaning can also be drawn from the fact that these diamonds are ever so slightly varied in their characteristics; the past is different from, but complements the present, as does the present in light of the future, and the future in light of the past. Each period in a relationship impacts the others, and all three are corresponding and cyclical. 

Produced by the Belais brothers of Belais Manufacturing Co. out of New York City, this piece is an exemplary use of their patented white gold formulation, for which they were very famous. Belais not only was the first American jeweler to use patented white gold, but was renowned for their graceful Deco designs. The beauty of this ring is its rich symbolism and harmonious embodiments. As such, this ring would make a truly special engagement ring, commemorative jewel, anniversary upgrade, or affectionate gift.

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