Antique 18ct Platinum and Diamond Daisy Ring.
This exquisitely feminine and pretty ring is a prime example of Edwardian jewellery.
Inspired by Queen Alexandra’s love of flowers, and the symbolism of flowers used in the earlier Victorian period, it is a popular and enduring style.
This period also saw the introduction of platinum in jewellery making, combining strength with the concept of “white on white” enhancing the diamonds .
The sparkling diamonds are milligrain set with tiny beads of platinum .
The centre daisy is set with 9 old cut diamonds .
The raised shoulders are platinum topped with a yellow gold under rail, each end set with an old-cut diamond, grain set in platinum.
The tapered, half-round band is not stamped but acid tests for 18ct. Condition is very good, commensurate with age.
Metal: Band and under rail tests for 18ct yellow gold. Stones set in platinum.
Stones : Estimated and graded in settings. Diamonds, old cut. 1x 0.15ct OMC !/SI1 size 3.08 x3x 3.07 x2.05 mm. 10 x 0.45 OMC I/SI av sizes 2mm
Total weight : 2.76 gm
Size : AUD Q / USA : 8.5