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Birks of Canada - .33ct. Diamond Antique Engagement Ring - J37149

Henry Birks opened his first jewelry store in Montreal, Canada in 1879. His start up fund was $3,000. He went into partnership with his three sons, William, John and Gerald and changed his store name to Birks & Sons. He aggressively continued to add locations in Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver, as well as purchasing other local jewelry stores. He diversified into flatware and cut crystal later in his career. In November 2005, Henry Birks & Sons merged with Mayors Jewelry Group and continued their expansion into the United States and the UK. Birks & Sons is known as the Tiffany of Canada and is an older firm known for its very fine jewelry.    The Duchess of Sussex (Meghan Markle) wore Birks, 18 karat yellow gold opal, earrings at the announcement of her engagement to Prince Harry and considers Birks as one of her favorite jewelry brands. She has added $20,000 worth of Birks jewelry items to her own personal collection of jewelry.   The attached photo is an example of a classic Birks Art Deco diamond solitaire engagement ring. It features a .33ct. Apx. European Cut diamond with SI1 clarity and G-H color. An added plus is that the head is crafted in 18 karat white gold while the shank is crafted in 14 karat yellow gold. The two tone display of color gives it a striking look. This diamond Antique engagement ring is timeless in its design!    J37149 2.25.2019

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