Retro 14kt Wedgwood Flower + Diamond Filigree Ring
Wedgwood is a well-known and accomplished manufacturer of quality ceramics. Developed by Josiah Wedgwood, ‘The Father of English Potters’, the company has been around since 1759. In 1765, shortly after starting his company, Wedgwood developed a unique cream-colored earthenware that was so adored by England’s Queen Charlotte that she gave permission for it to be called “Queen’s Ware”. The most famous Wedgwood design, however, was his Jasperware, which was the outcome of thousands recorded experiments. The result was unglazed fine stoneware which could be stained with blue, lilac, green, yellow or black, which provided a background for the intricate white portraits. This is the most recognizable Wedgwood design today. Josiah Wedgwood died in 1795, however his legacy continues to live on.
This beautiful flower ring from the Retro (ca1940) era is a lovely example of the fine Wedgwood craft! The design consists of a porcelain flower plaque that rests on a gorgeous 14kt gold filigree mounting. The cheerful flower appears to be a daisy, with long white petals that pop against the soft blue background. A sparkling Brilliant Cut accent diamond is prong-set at the center of the flower, adding a wonderful light-catching effect to the design. The centerpiece is held in a multi-prong setting, with stunning filigree wirework that decorates the mounting and extends onto the band. The Victorian-era inspired look is beautiful, and the filigree creates delicate cut-outs that are visible from every angle. Finishing the piece is a smooth band that wraps around the back, and stamped inside of the shank is a 14K gold purity mark. This unique and incredible ring would make a wonderful addition to any Wedgwood collection!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size of 8.5, which could easily be resized. The centerpiece measures approximately 1/2" in diameter and rests about 1/2" above the finger when worn. The band measures 2mm wide at the back.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the yellow gold setting, filigree design, or to the Wedgwood plaque. The diamond is intact and securely set.