A wonderful example of an antique early Edwardian Harem ring, in a scarce three band design with the bands all being connected as one at the back. Harem rings from the late Victorian / early Edwardian era are in such great demand and not surprisingly-they look like you have stacked separate rings together and are very en vogue for us today.
There are different ways of the bands being attached with Harem rings but this ring has my preferred design for comfort. The three separate bands at the front are set slightly apart and then all three bands come together at the back as one band-so much more comfortable than the separate fastener you get with other types. The bands on this ring do not move around so they sit at this lovely distance from one another, which looks so beautiful.
The central ring has three small pearls set on pegs, with old cut diamonds set in between, in silver settings (white metal was usually preferred for setting diamonds, as it keeps the white /clear colour more pure). This is a typical design feature for a harem ring, for the central band to contain pearls and to be raised in height a tiny bit from the other bands. The two outer rings are identical, in that they have a bright ruby set in gold at the centre and then a sapphire, also set in gold to either end. There are no markings but the metals have been tested.
In pleasing condition, with no damage to the stones, it measures approx UK size M (US 6 to 6.25). A beautiful piece of Edwardian design. I will post in a new gift box and by complimentary special delivery within the UK and by complimentary express courier internationally. Thank you.