This is a fabulous 18kt gold, silver, blue enamel and diamond ring from Portugal, made some time between 1940 and 1950. This vintage piece is in excellent condition. The ring is a size 6 3/4 but may fit a size 7. This ring may be sized up or down with the help of your local jeweler.
At first, one is drawn to the eye-catching royal blue enamel background, which is in excellent condition. At the center of the ring is a single cut diamond that is bezel set in silver. The single cut diamond is approximately 2.00mm in size. This piece has an interesting foliate motif that resembles sprawling Ivy leaves. The leaves are made of silver while their stems are made of 18kt gold. Within each silver leaf is a rose cut diamond. Each of the six rose cut diamonds are approximately 1.75mm to 2.00mm in size. The rose cut diamonds add a lovely organic touch to the ring’s design. Four leaves to wrap around the face of the ring, as if they were growing from behind. The gold stems, silver leaves, and diamonds truly pop against the rich royal blue enamel background. An additional gold, silver, and diamond leaf flank both sides of the ring. The ring’s band is bubbly and charming, which compliments the slightly raised carriage. The carriage sits approximately 1/4 of an inch above one’s finger. The underside of the carriage is detailed with engraved lines that add additional depth to the piece. As it is customary in Portugal, the ring is marked on the outside. The markings are slightly worn, so I have yet to find a possible maker. I have tested the piece as 18kt gold and silver. This ring weighs approximately 9.55 grams. The diamonds have a combined approximate weight of 0.35 carats.
This ring is truly one of a kind. This vintage piece would make an unforgettable gift or fabulous addition to your jewelry collection!