SOLD: Sapphire and diamond carved half-hoop ring, circa 1890


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This lovely carved half hoop from about 1890 features a rich blue untreated centre sapphire flanked by two bright white old mine cut diamonds.

A further four tiny old cut diamonds sit between the three main stones.

Carved half hoops are so called because the gold scroll work is literallycarved into the mount with a graver.

They are usually quite substantial, and will stand up to careful everyday wear.


• Handmade in 18-carat yellow gold
• Deep blue natural oval untreated sapphire estimated at 0.85 carats
• Two old mine cut diamonds estimated to total 0.35 carats, graded set as H-I/SI
• Four smaller old cut diamonds estimated to total 0.04 carats, graded set as H-I/SI
• Comes with an independent insurance valuation for $5,750
• Size approximately 6 3/4 or N, but easily resized free of charge
• Weight is 3.1 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: the other antique rings are for sale separately – please get in touch if you’d like information about them

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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