This stunning engagement ring is a unique piece of history, set with an Old European Cut Diamond to the centre in a square frame secured with four claws. Complete with it's original red leather box, the ring is also extremely rare in that it also still has it's original receipt from 1941. Purchased during WWII, this gorgeous ring would have brought such a glimmer of joy during such a tough time, maybe it was a promise of love from a called up soldier before going away to war.
Made in 18ct Yellow Gold with a Platinum setting and shoulders. Stamped to the band.
The ring, original box and receipt are from W. Battersby Goldsmiths in Cheapside, London who were established in 1802. The original receipt includes a description of the ring and it's purchase price of £21!
The central Old European Cut Diamond has been calculated in the setting as weighing approximately 0.60 Carat. SI1 Clarity and H-I Colour. A stunning diamond which catches the light beautifully with its chunky facets and unique sparkle.
UK Size J+
US Size 5
Can be sized.
Holts Jewellery is located in Bath, Somerset. Our showroom is situated in the heart of the city centre in a gorgeous Georgian townhouse and is only 90 minutes from London by train. Book an appointment to view a piece in person, discuss wedding bands or a bespoke commission.
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Every piece of jewellery is presented in our stunning signature packaging.
Fantastic personal service, beautiful rings and I would recommend to anyone!R Wilkes
Buying from a local independent business makes the whole experience feel more personal and makes the process even more special. The ring is utterly stunning and my fiancé and I could not be happier.M AshDevon, UK
I wanted to let you know that the rings arrived just now. They look absolutely beautiful. We are blown away.C TaylorBalitmore, USA
Yes! We can reserve a ring for you for 48 hours without a deposit. After this a deposit is required to secure the ring. We're very flexible and try to help as much as we can so if you'd like to discuss payment options on a piece then let us know.
Most of our vintage rings are suitable for sizing, the first sizing is free of charge and will take 1-2 weeks. You can add the size you require in the 'notes' section at checkout or email us with your order number and we will organise this for you. Some of our vintage rings are only suitable to be sized one or two sizes up or down and occasionally not at all. We will always state in the description if this is the case.
We use Next Day Special Delivery which is fully tracked and insured to send our rings within the UK. We will always contact you before posting to arrange a suitable day for delivery as the parcel will require a signature.
For international orders we use UPS which is a fully tracked and insured service. Please note that the customer is responsible for any import duties or taxes that may be payable when shipping internationally.
Proposing is one of the most exciting moments in life but also one of the most daunting! Once you have found a ring there are a few options if you don't know their ring size:
- Wait until you've proposed and have the ring altered afterwards. That way you can get their finger measured accurately and get the sizing right first time.
- Measure a ring they already wear. Usually there is a size or twos difference for the same finger on each hand so this isn't always the most accurate method.
Yes! We use plain and discreet outer packaging for our parcels so no one will know what's inside. We are however required to add our senders information to the back of the parcel which is on a very small label.
Yes! If you aren't 100% happy with your purchase you can return it for a full refund (minus postage back to us) within 14 days of receipt. Please see our Shipping, Packaging & Returns page for full details and exclusions.