Happy in its box

Here we present an absolutely fabulous vintage (yes OK so not quite antique but still with some age) dress or cocktail ring. It is snazzy and sparkly and totally top class jewellery. Stylistically this is a mid 20th century ring but lets say 60s for safety.

The base of the ring is 18 carat yellow gold. Marked 18k AND 750 (18 ct weight standard) meaning it was not originally from the UK. It is most likely American, but could equally be from some parts of Europe. There is another mark of CO6 or C06 but can find no reference to what this means. It could relate to the stones. 

A stone on fire

And on the subject of the stones, and this is what we think makes this ring a little bit special – the design. The ring features a single centrally placed diamond weighing in at a fabulous 1/2 carat in a round brilliant cut – and oh boy does it capture the fire of this stone, however for added brilliance, the central stone is flanked by chevrons and under those twin vertical bars laid with horizontally set baguette cut stones. 

No cheese with these baguettes

It is impossible to guarantee the carat weight of all those baguettes but there is a substantial amount of ice in this ring. Overall, this is a simple ring with echos of Deco styling but not overblown and not heavy on ostentation. The gold (though usually white gold will highlight diamonds better) allows the stones to speak for themselves. 

We really think this ring has something a little bit special. Its a goodly size at UK “O” (US 7.25), plenty of gold and good solid construction. A real treat.

Stats

  • 18 carat yellow gold, marked 18k + 750
  • 1/2 carat central diamond, brilliant cut
  • baguette set chevrons and panels
  • UK size O, US size 7.25
  • 50s/60s in date

If you are interested in this item, please fill out a contact form quoting stock number AP1804