The Edwardian 1915 Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring

Regular price £429.00
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This distinct and bold ring hallmarked in Chester in 1915 features a traditional circular wedding band shaped band that lifts a solitaire diamond held in a claw.

At over 100 years old this ring is in good condition. The diamond's calculated diamond weight is approximately 0.1 carat and the ring is hallmarked for 18 carat gold.

Size L½

For non-UK customers we are unable to offer our Free Resizing service, though we still offer free delivery.

If the ring is perfect except for the fit, we'll resize it for you free of charge for any ring with a purchase price of £250 or more. 

Rings are often resized as a person's fingers change size throughout their lives, and rings need to change with them.

Most rings can be easily resized 2 sizes up or down, many can be sized further. If there's a ring in particular you want information on, just start a chat or use the 'Ask Us' option on any product page. For our UK customers we offer our Free Resizing service, see the page for details. If a ring you buy doesn't fit, and we can't safely resize it, you can return it as per our standard returns policy.

If the ring doesn't fit, just contact us within 14 days of purchase to arrange a resize. 

Depending on our workload and the complexity of the ring's structure a resize can take between 3 and 10 days.

The process:

  • You email us to say you need a resize and what size you need the ring moved to.
  • We email you a resize form to include with your ring.
  • You send the item for resizing (we ask you use Royal Mail Special Delivery for your peace of mind)
  • The jeweller will assess and resize the ring
  • The ring will be sent back to you within 3 to 10 working days.

Having a ring resized is a personalisation, indicating you are satisfied with your purchase and you cannot then return the ring under our usual terms. This does not affect your statutory rights.

COVID-19

A lot of businesses are entirely closed at the moment, this includes our usual resizing partners. We still offer free resizing but the service may at times take longer than usual.

Most rings can be easily resized 2 sizes up or down, many can be sized further. If there's a ring in particular you want information on, just start a chat or use the 'Ask Us' option on any product page. For our UK customers we offer our Free Resizing service, see the page for details.

The easiest way to make sure a ring is going to fit someone is to ask their ring size, perhaps they already know or have a ring that fits already that can be used as a guide.

If you're looking to keep your ring a surprise you can take a ring you know fits to any High Street jeweller and they'll easily tell you the size for free. Another method is to cut a piece of paper into a strip, fold it around either the finger of choice or inside a ring you know will fit and mark where it wraps. You can then compare that circumference with the size chart here:​

Inside Diameter  Inside Circumference Sizes
MM Inches MM Inches British & Australian  US & Canada French & Russian German Swiss
9.91 0.390 31.13 1.22 - 0000 - - -
10.72 0.442 33.68 1.39 - 00 - - -
11.53 0.454 36.22 1.43 - 0 - - -
11.95 0.474 37.54 1.49 A 1/2 - - -
12.18 0.482 38.26 1.51 A 1/2 3/4 - - -
12.37 0.487 38.86 1.53 B 1 - - -
12.60 0.496 39.58 1.56 B 1/2 1 1/4 - - -
12.78 0.503 40.15 1.58 C 1 1/2 - - -
13.00 0.512 40.84 1.61 C 1/2 1 3/4 - - -
13.21 0.520 41.50 1.63 D 2 41 1/2 13 1/2 1 1/2
13.41 0.528 42.13 1.66 D 1/2 2 1/4 - - -
13.61 0.536 42.76 1.68 E 2 1/2 42 3/4 13 3/4 2 3/4
13.83 0.544 43.45 1.71 E 1/2 2 3/4 - - -
14.05 0.553 44.14 1.74 F 3 44 14 4
14.15 0.557 44.45 1.75 F 1/2 3 1/8 - - -
14.25 0.561 44.77 1.76 F 3/4 3 1/4 - - -
14.36 0.565 45.11 1.77 G 3 3/8 45 1/4 - 5 1/4
14.45 0.569 45.40 1.79 G 1/4 3 1/2 - 14 1/2 -
14.56 0.573 45.74 1.80 G 1/2 3 5/8 - - -
14.65 0.577 46.02 1.81 H 3 3/4 46 1/2 - 6 1/2
14.86 0.585 46.68 1.84 H 1/2 4 - 15 -
15.04 0.592 47.25 1.86 I 4 1/4 47 3/4 - 7 3/4
15.27 0.601 47.97 1.89 I 1/2 4 1/2 - 15 1/4 -
15.40 0.606 48.38 1.90 J 4 5/8 49 15 1/2 9
15.53 0.611 48.79 1.92 J 1/4 4 3/4 - - -
15.70 0.618 49.32 1.94 J 1/2 5 - 15 3/4 -
15.80 0.622 49.64 1.95 K 5 1/8 50 - 10
15.90 0.626 49.95 1.97 K 1/4 5 1/4 - - -
16.00 0.630 50.27 1.98 K 1/2 5 3/8 - - -
16.10 0.634 50.58 1.99 L 5 1/2 51 3/4 16 11 3/4
16.30 0.642 51.21 2.02 L 1/4 5 3/4 - - -
16.41 0.646 51.55 2.03 L 1/2 5 7/8 - - -
16.51 0.650 51.87 2.04 M 6 52 3/4 16 1/2 12 3/4
16.71 0.658 52.50 2.07 M 1/2 6 1/4 - - -
16.92 0.666 53.16 2.09 N 6 1/2 54 17 14
17.13 0.674 53.82 2.12 N 1/2 6 3/4 - - -
17.35 0.683 54.51 2.15 O 7 55 1/4 17 1/4 15 1/4
17.45 0.687 54.82 2.16 O 1/2 7 1/4 - - -
17.75 0.699 55.76 2.20 P 7 1/2 56 1/2 17 3/4 16 1/2
17.97 0.707 56.45 2.22 P 1/2 7 3/4 - - -
18.19 0.716 57.15 2.25 Q 8 57 3/4 18 17 3/4
18.35 0.722 57.65 2.27 Q 1/2 8 1/4 - - -
18.53 0.729 58.21 2.29 Q 3/4 8 1/2 - 18 1/2 -
18.61 0.733 58.47 2.30 R 8 5/8 59 - 19
18.69 0.736 58.72 2.31 R 1/4 8 3/4 - - -
18.80 0.740 59.06 2.32 R 1/2 8 7/8 - - -
18.89 0.748 59.34 2.35 R 3/4 9 - 19 -
19.10 0.752 60.00 2.36 S 9 1/8 60 1/4 - 20 1/4
19.22 0.757 60.38 2.38 S 1/4 9 1/4 - - -
19.31 0.760 60.66 2.39 S 1/2 9 3/8 - - -
19.41 0.764 60.98 2.40 S 3/4 9 1/2 - 19 1/2 -
19.51 0.768 61.29 2.41 T 9 5/8 61 1/2 - 21 1/2
19.62 0.772 61.64 2.43 T 1/4 9 3/4 - - -
19.84 0.781 62.33 2.45 T 1/2 10 - 20 -
20.02 0.788 62.89 2.48 U 10 1/4 62 3/4 - 22 3/4
20.20 0.797 63.46 2.50 U 1/2 10 1/2 - 20 1/4 -
20.32 0.800 63.84 2.51 V 10 5/8 63 - 23 3/4
20.44 0.805 64.21 2.53 V 1/4 10 3/4 - - -
20.68 0.814 64.97 2.56 V 1/2 11 - 20 3/4 -
20.76 0.817 65.22 2.57 W 11 1/8 65 - 25
20.85 0.821 65.50 2.58 W 1/4 11 1/4 - - -
20.94 0.824 65.78 2.59 W 1/2 11 3/8 - - -
21.08 0.830 66.22 2.61 W 3/4 11 1/2 - 21 -
21.18 0.834 66.54 2.62 X 11 5/8 66 1/4 - 26 1/4
21.24 0.836 66.73 2.63 X 1/4 11 3/4 - - -
21.30 0.839 66.92 2.64 X 1/2 11 7/8 - - -
21.49 0.846 67.51 2.66 Y 12 67 1/2 21 1/4 27 1/2
21.69 0.854 68.14 2.68 Y 1/2 12 1/4 - - -
21.89 0.862 68.77 2.71 Z 12 1/2 68 3/4 21 3/4 28 3/4
22.10 0.870 69.43 2.73 Z +1/2 12 3/4 - - -
22.33 0.879 70.15 2.76 Z+1 13 - 22 -
22.60 0.890 71.00 2.80 Z+1.5 13.5 - - -
22.69 0.893 71.28 2.81 Z+2 - - - -
22.92 0.902 72.00 2.83 Z+2.5 - - - -
23.06 0.908 72.45 2.85 Z+3 - - - -
23.24 0.915 73.01 2.87 Z+3.5 - - - -
23.47 0.924 73.73 2.90 Z+4 - - - -
23.55 0.927 73.98 2.91 Z+4.5 - - - -
23.87 0.940 74.99 2.95 Z+5 - - - -
24.27 0.956 76.25 3.00 Z+6 - - - -

Can it be resized?

Most rings can be easily resized 2 sizes up or down, many can be sized further. If there's a ring in particular you want information on, just start a chat or use the 'Ask Us' option on any product page. For our UK customers we offer our Free Resizing service, see the page for details.

What will be delivered?

Your jewellery will arrive inside a large ring box, inside a storage/presentation box. That box will be included alongside an envelope containing a letter about your specific jewellery and its history for the recipient. These are delivered in an unbranded box, as we know many people want their proposals to be a surprise. If you are outside the UK we may be required by your country to include a customs declaration on the packaging.

How quickly will I receive it?

UK: We aim to dispatch within one working day, and we use next day tracked services for our shipping. We also perform some additional fraud checks on our orders because of the high value of our antiques. As an example, most people who place an order on a Monday morning will get their items Tuesday or Wednesday, but please factor in that fraud checks and shipping during times of national uncertainty mean this cannot be guaranteed. We always provide dispatch notifications and tracking information to you as soon as we have it.

International: We aim to dispatch within one working day and use Royal Mail's International Tracked & Signed service. The service estimates delivery 3-5 working days to Europe and 5-7 days to the rest of the world.

What if it doesn't fit?

UK: If the ring is perfect except for the fit, we'll resize it for you free of charge for any ring with a purchase price of £250 or more. You can read more about it under Resizing.

International: A local jeweller should be able to resize your ring for you. Most rings easily resize up or down 2 sizes, and often can be resized further depending on the ring. If you would like to check how well a right might resize you can contact us for more information. 

How do you determine diamond carat?

With antique jewellery you wouldn't want to remove and re-set the diamonds just to weigh them. Diamond carat estimates are done based on visual assessment of the size, shape and cut using a digital caliper. Our presentations of diamond carat are a guide, but should not be considered a guarantee.

How do you determine gold carat?

Many pieces of jewellery are hallmarked to say the carat of the gold. Where this is present we present that. Where it is not we use chemical testing to determine the carat of the gold on the surface of the shank. Our presentations of gold carat are a guide, but should not be considered a guarantee.

How do you determine age?

We use three methods together to determine age. When the assay office has used hallmarking letters to specify the year of manufacture we use those as our guide, when clear and unambiguous these give an exact year we present. If there are no hallmarks or the hallmarks are hard to discern on older antiques we factor in the style of the ring and the cut of the diamonds. The way diamonds have been cut over the centuries give a good guide to how best to date a ring, and jewellery, like clothing, has a fashion coherent with its era. Sometimes we also obtain jewellery in sets, where the dating of the other pieces from that set can act as a suggestion of age for the ring.Our presentations of year or era are a guide, but should not be considered a guarantee.

What Happens?

We Pack Discreetly

We wouldn't want to spoil the surprise. Our boxes are unbranded and only contain information we have to give to the courier. (Orders outside the UK may require a customs declaration).

The Extras

As well as the jewellery you purchase, we provide a high quality jewellery box and a gift envelope that contains information about your item and its place in history. If the description says there are any historical documents with it, we'll include those too.

Peace Of Mind

If for any reason you want to return your purchase, our 30 Day Returns policy means you can buy with confidence.