Said to symbolise the five different stages of a relationship, it's no surprise that five stone rings have been a popular choice throughout the years as engagement rings. The five stages are said to be represented by each stone, often five diamonds, which are friendship, courtship, dating, marriage and children. We've discovered a few antique and vintage five stone rings in our time but this is the first we've seen with this beautiful 'wave' shaped face. We can't help but think of the sea when we look at it and think it would make a beautiful engagement ring for an ocean lover!
The wave shaped face of the ring is made of 9ct white gold and is set with five diamonds which have a slight gradientin size from the centre outwards on either side. The centre diamond (the largest of the five) measures approx 2.5mm in diameter and the two outer diamonds measures approx 1.3mm in diameter. The diamonds are set in open back settings and the shank wraps around the top and bottom of the wave in 9ct yellow gold, with a white gold wash to the sections of the shank that sit at the top and bottom of the ring's face.
The inside of the shank is marked '9ct' for 9ct gold. The ring weighs approx 1.15g and the wave face measures approx 12.2mm wide by 4.2mm tall and sits approx 2.2mm high off of the finger when worn. The back of the shank is approx 1.8mm wide. Without hallmarks, it is hard to date the ring exactly but due to its style and materials, we believe it's likely to date to around the 1930s.
Ring size - approx a US 5.75 / approx a UK L - L 1/2
Condition - The ring is in good vintage condition with some light signs of age and wear, including some light surface wear to the gold and diamonds. There is a small scratch mark to the inside of the shank, near to the 9ct mark which is a little worn with age, that looks to be from a previous gold test. This isn't noticable when worn. One of the outer edge diamonds is set at a slight angle, this is only really noticable under magnification, and is still secure in its setting. Please see photos for more details.
*Please note the box and the wedding band pictured are not included in the sale*
Vintage 9ct yellow and white gold, five stone diamond wave ring
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