Oh, my dears. I had absolutely the most wonderful time at Lang Antiques last weekend. It’s going to take me a while to sort through my marvelous pictures (I took 1,599 of them) and figure out the best way to share them with you.
I thought I’d start by featuring one item that knocked my socks off with particular force.
This bamboozlingly beautiful ring is antique and all original. The delicious 9.55 carat center diamond has a noticeable yellow tint and is wonderfully plump cross between a marquise and oval shape: thus a “moval diamond ring.”
Does the setting on a ring for a knockout diamond like this need to be pretty? No. This baby would have been noticeable in any setting. But they went for it anyway, because Edwardian jewelers were GENIUSES.
Aaand there it is on my hand. It fit perfectly. Be still my heart.
There’s that amazing side detail. The faint yellow tint of this diamond was hard to capture in a photo, but this one gives a good sense of its true color.
This beauty was first brought to my attention by fellow bling blogger Erika Winters, who loved it before I did.
This moval diamond ring is currently for sale at Lang Antiques. The perfectly in-focus photos on the gray background are thanks to Lang, the others are my own. Thanks to Lang Antiques for their lovely images and for letting me play with their pretties last weekend!