Aquamarine Diamond Ring in Platinum by SHAPIRO & Co dated London 2022 PRICE: SOLD
Aquamarine Faceted Cut: 8ct approximately from Madagascar Natural NO Heat Treatment 
Brilliant Cut Diamonds: 0.20ct approximately
Weight: 9.5gm       Ring Size: N 1/2

Why has my Aquamarine gone cloudy?

 Because of its light colour, the stone can get dirty or cloudy when you wear the ring. Cleaning your aquamarine often can keep it beautiful and shining. To clean your aquamarine ring, wash it with warm soapy water and avoid doing anything that will damage the stone.

Amethyst Ring in 18ct Gold date circa 1950 PRICE: £2,250
Faceted Cut Amethyst: 10ct approximately
Ring Size: Q         Weight: 8.7gm

Emerald Diamond Ring in 18ct White Gold Date circa 1990 PRICE: £3,250
Faceted Cut Emerald:
0.58ct approximately

Brilliant Cut Diamonds: 0.35ct approximately
Ring Size: N
Weight: 3.3gm

Citrine Diamond Ring in 18ct Gold dated London 1973 PRICE: £2,250
Oval Cut Citrine: 7.07ct approximately

Brilliant Cut Diamonds: 0.20ct approximately
Ring size:
Weight: 5.8gm

What is the history of Citrine Gemstone ?
 Known several hundred years BCE, the citrine gemstone first found appreciation in Ancient Greece, where it was used as a decorative gem. Ancient Romans believed that the stone could protect against evil thoughts and other cultures of the time believed it would bring prosperity to individuals who held the stone.

Brazilian Emerald Diamond Ring in 18ct White Gold
Octagonal Cut Emerald: 1.70ct approximately
Baguette Diamonds: Total weight 0.40ct approximately 
Date: circa 1960
PRICE: £5,750
Ring Size: N
Weight of the ring: 5.7gm
Stock No: SHAPr 66

Why does Emerald represent May?  
As the birthstone for May, the emerald, a symbol of rebirth, is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth. Emerald, derived from the word “smaragdus,” means, quite literally, “green” in Greek.

Fancy Yellow & Fancy pink Diamond Ring in 18ct White/Yellow Gold by GARRARD & Co
Brilliant Cut Fancy Yellow Diamonds: 12stones - 0.24ct approximately
Brilliant Cut Fancy Pink Diamonds: 11 stones - 0.22ct approximately
Brilliant Cut Diamonds: 24 stones - 0.48ct approximately
Date: London 1993
PRICE: £2,750  ON HOLD 
Ring Size: M
Weight: 5.3gm
Stock No: SHAPr 65

The world's first diamond colour-grading system dates back to sixth-century India. The system was based on the country's ancient class structure. Members of different status levels, or castes, were permitted to own and wear only diamonds of a specific colour. Thus, diamonds served as a badge of rank.

Diamond Ring Bombe in 18ct White Gold
Brilliant Cut Diamonds: 2ct approximately
Date: circa 1960
Ring Size: Q
PRICE: £2,250
Stock No: SHAPr 63

 What is a Bombe Ring?
 'Bombé' rings have an appealing rounded curving shape. The name 'bombé' comes from the French language and the Hollywood glamour of vintage bombé rings are often a larger overall size on the finger, created in impressive sizes and shapes, and seen in both platinum and gold. Bombe Rings reach their prime in the 1950s and 60s.

Diamond Ring in 18ct Gold
Old Cushion Cut Diamond: 1.35ct, I/J colour, VS1/VS2 clarity estimated
Baguette Cut Diamonds: total weight 0.40ct approximately
Date: circa 1950
PRICE: £8,750
Stock No: SHAPr 59

What is an antique cushion cut diamond?

Antique Cushion cut diamond is a classic and timeless jewel. Its pillow-shaped outline, softly rounded corners, small table, high crown, and large open culet are easily distinguished from other diamond cuts. An antique cushion is the most desirable diamond cut used in high-end jewelery.

Sapphire Diamond Ring in 14ct Gold
Cushion Cut Ceylon Sapphire: Natural, NO indication of heating, 2.64ct approximately
Old mine Cut Diamonds: total weight 0.10ct approximately
Ring size: O
Date: circa 1940
PRICE: £5,750
Stock No: SHAPr 58

What is special about Ceylon sapphires?
Ceylon Sapphires are famous for their vibrant medium blue hues.

Diamond Ring in Platinum
Old Cut Diamond: 1.05ct, I-J, VS1-VS2 estimated
PRICE: £4,250
Date: circa 1920
Ring size: K 1/2
Stock No: SHAPr 53

When did they stop making old cut diamonds?
Old cut diamonds were the prevailing style from the 1890s up until the 1930s. They figure prominently as the principal stones in pieces from the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco periods.

Three Colour Gold Diamond Band Ring in 18ct Gold
 18ct White/Yellow/Rose Gold
Brilliant Cut Diamonds: 0.25ct approximately
Ring Size: N
Date: London 2000
PRICE: £1,850
Stock No: SHAPr 50
Special Features: Diamond Hardness 10 (Mohs scale 1-10). Three colour band Ring was designed by Cartier family workshop in 1924. 
Tanzanite Diamond Ring in 18ct White Gold
Heart shape Tanzanite: 1ct approximately
Brilliant Cut Diamonds: 0.38ct total weight approximately
Date: circa 1970
Stock No: SHAPr 48
Special Features: Hardness Tanzanite 6-6.5, Diamonds 10 (Mohs scale 1-10). The common story of tanzanite’s discovery tells of Maasai herders who found blue crystals in the Merelani Hills near Arusha, Tanzania, while tending livestock in 1967.
Burma Ruby Diamond Ring in Platinum 
Burma Ruby NO heat treatment 0.81ct approximately
Diamonds: 0.35ct , G-H, VS-SI
Date: circa 1920
PRICE: £4,250
Stock No: SHAPr 42
Special Features: Rings of the 1920s, generally are mounted in Platinum, were often set with a coloured stone, within a geometrical border of Diamonds. Hardness Diamond 10, Ruby  9 (Mohs scale 1-10)
Diamond Ring in Platinum
Oval Diamond: 0.70ct, H-I, VS2-SI1 estimated 
Tapered Baguettes: 0.15ct total weight estimated 
Date: London 2006
PRICE: £2,750
Stock No: SHAPr 38
Special Features: Diamonds have been cut into oval shape for hundreds of years, the modern Oval Cut we see wasn't created until 1957 by Lazare Kaplan.
Emerald Diamond RIng  in 18ct White Gold 
Octagonal Cut Emerald: 0.60ct approximately 
Trillion Cut Diamonds: 0.50ct total weight approximately
Date: circa 1980
PRICE: £4,250
Stock No: SHAPr 37
Special Features: Emerald is from Zambia with a Certificate for a Natural beryl Emerald. Emerald hardness 7.5-8 ( Mohs scale 1-10 )
Diamond Eternity Ring  in Platinum 
Princes Cut Diamonds: 2ct approximately
Date: circa 1990
Size: O, 7
PRICE: £ 2,275
Stock No: SHAPr 36
Special Features: Most jewellery experts agree – the Princess Cut Diamond found its roots back in the early 1960's. A cutter in England named Arpad Nagy created the “profile” cut in 1961. This cut was commonly referred to as the Princess Cut at the time, and the name became the standard years later.  Diamond Hardness 10 ( Mohs scale 1-10 )
Ruby Diamond Ring in 18ct Yellow/White Gold 
Old Cut Ruby: 0.40ct approximately
Old Cut Diamonds: 0.80ct approximately
Date: Birmingham 1968
PRICE: £2,250
Stock No: SHAPr 32
Special Features: Our Ring was made in Birmingham 1968. In the 1960s the traditional solitaire Diamond Ring lost its appeal in favour of Cluster Rings. Cluster Rings remained popular in the 1970s more formal in the design than in the 1960s.  Ruby 9, Diamond 10 Hardness ( Mohs Scale 1-10 ). Ruby is from the Corundum Family. 
Solitaire Diamond Ring in Platinum
Brilliant Cut Diamond: 0.50ct approximately
Colour & Clarity: H/I , VS2/SI1 estimated
Date: circa 1970
PRICE: £1,850
Stock No: SHAPr 31
Special Features: The solitaire diamond rings have a long history. Origins can be traced back to Ancient Roman times, when a Ring symbolised life and eternity and was used as a public pledge of marriage between a couple. It wasn't until events such as the discovery of Diamond mines in Africa during the Victorian era that the style became popular with married couples to be. Hardness Diamond 10 ( Mohs scale 1-10 )
Sapphire Diamond Eternity Ring in 18ct White Gold
Fancy Cut Sapphires: 0.60ct approximately
Asscher Cut Diamonds: 0.60ct approximately
Size: L5.5
Date: circa 1970
PRICE: £1,250
Stock No: SHAPr 30
Special Features: The history of eternity rings dates back nearly 4000 years to the ancient Egyptians when they were given from husband and wife simply as a token of love. Hardness Diamond 10, Sapphire 9 ( Mohs scale 1-10 )
Sapphire Diamond Ring in 18ct Yellow Gold 
Sapphire: 2ct approximately
Diamonds: 1.80ct approximately
Origin: European
Date: circa 1960
PRICE: £5,750
Stock No: SHAPr 28
Special Features: Sapphires has decorated the robes of royalty for centuries. Sapphire is one of the two gem-varieties of Corundum, the other being Ruby (defined as corundum in a shade of red). Sapphire 9 , Diamond 10 Hardness ( Mohs scale 1-10 ). 

Bombé 18ct White Gold  Diamond stone set Ring
main Diamond:  1.40ct Approximately
other Diamonds:  1.60ct Approximately
DATE: circa 1970 (in our opinion), with later laser Hallmark for London 2005, Italian origin
PRICE: £6,750

Stock no: SHAPr 25
Special Features: Bombé Rings originated in the 1920s and 1930s and became very popular again in 1960s and 1970s. The Ring has the original 750 (18ct Gold) and Italian marks, which are stamped. We also have the Laser Hallmark for London 2005 (added by the retailer in our opinion).Laser Hallmark was introduced in 1990's. Diamond hardness 10 ( Mohs scale 1-10 ).


18ct Yellow Gold Old Cut Diamond stone set Ring
Old Cut Diamonds:  1.20ct Approximately
DATE: circa 1950
PRICE: £2,750

Stock no: SHAPr 23
Special Features: Cluster Rings were very fashionable in 1950's and the cross over rings were also very fashionable in 1950's. Diamond hardness 10 ( Mohs scale 1-10 ).


18ct Yellow/White Gold, Sapphire & Diamond stone set Ring
Sapphires:  0.40ct Approximately
Diamonds:  0.40ct Approximately
DATE: circa 1940
PRICE: £1,850

Stock no: SHAPr 21
Special Features: Rings in 1940's were usually decorated with geometric motifs. These rings have been associated with "the cocktail hour",which have become fashionable element in society entertaining. Sapphire hardness 9, Diamonds hardness 10 ( Mohs scale 1-10 ).


Platinum, Emerald & Diamond stone set Ring
Emerald:  0.80ct Approximately
Diamonds:  1ct Approximately
DATE: circa 1920
PRICE: £3,750

Stock no: SHAPr 20
Special Features: In the late 1920's and early 1930's the green colour was more fashionable than the red colour, because of that, Emerald was used more than Rubies. Emerald hardness 7.5 - 8, Diamonds 10 ( Mohs scale 1-10 ).


A Platinum mounted Button shape Tahitian Pearl & Old Cut Diamond set Ring 
Button shape Tahitians Pearl: Cultured, Natural Colour, (Size - 10mm approximately)
Old Cut Diamonds: 0.60ct approximately
Total weight of the Ring including the stones is 5.55gm/0.196oz
DATE: circa 1960
PRICE: £2,250
Stock no: SHAPr 13
Special Features: It takes 2 years for an Oyster to mature enough to begin producing Pearls. Pearl hardness 2.5 - 4.5 ( Mohs scale 1-10 )


18ct Yellow Gold, Old Mind Cut Diamond set Ring
Diamond: 0.35ct approximately
Weight of the Ring including  the Diamond is 9.85gm/0.347oz
DATE: circa 1970
PRICE: £3,250
Stock no: SHAPr 7
Special Features: Lattice work all handmade 


18ct White Gold South Sea Pearl & Diamond set Ring
South Sea Pearl: size 11.5mm approximately
Diamonds: 0.30ct approximately
Weight of the Ring including the South Sea Pearl & the Diamonds is 8.25gm/0.291oz
DATE: circa 1980
PRICE: £1,850
Stock no: SHAPr 6
Special Features: Good even Luster on the Pearl

Ruby and Diamond 14ct Gold set Ring
Weight of the Ring including stones is 2.65gm/0.093oz
Ruby: 0.65ct approximately 
Diamonds: 0.35ct approximately
DATE: circa 1980
PRICE: £1,850

Stock no: SHAPr 2