The Gigi ring is a vintage engagement ring with pearl side stones from the Edwardian Era, circa 1910! This ring centers a stunning 1.92 carat old cut oval diamond of approximately J color, I1 clarity. The diamond is set in 6 platinum prongs with a delicate and lightly scrolling gallery. To each side is a cultured pearl followed by three rose cut diamonds that line the thin and delicate shank. The ring is size 6 and can be resized!
Ah, Gigi! La petite chérie! It was love at first sight for us! Old cut ovals are a rare find indeed, and this central stone is just stunning! The pearl accents add both a timeless elegance and a super chic look, along with a unique sense of balance. All too often, side stones are downplayed to support the central diamond. With Gigi, it’s a different story! The oval cut sets the central stone apart while the side pearls offer a bold counterpoint. The three stones remain distinct while complementing each other perfectly, each lending their shine to the other! Delicate details finish off this Edwardian beauty with a light setting and absolutely adorable little rose cut diamonds along the platinum band! These details make this ring a true treasure!
The Edwardian Era may have been brief—from approximately 1901 to 1915—but it was certainly memorable. At the turn of the century, situated between the austerity of the preceding Victorian taste and the later Art Deco experimentation, Edwardian fashion offers a unique sense of beauty. Also known as La Belle Epoque in French, meaning “The Beautiful Age,” this period is characterized by its romanticism.
Jewelry from the Edwardian Era is what your favorite characters from literature would have loved, and many vintage pieces carry their own sense of poetry. Edwardian jewelry is famous for carrying hidden meanings, from rings with secret compartments to acrostic jewelry, where the first letter of each stone would spell out a lover’s initials or some other message.
As we see with the Gigi ring, pearls are an apt metaphor to dive into the meaning behind this jewelry and its vintage history! A vintage engagement ring with pearl side stones offers a lovely constellation to study and admire!
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