Extraordinary Hot Air Balloon Ring

by JW Weldon

Rare is an understatement! This is an incredible piece of history, an 18th century gold, ruby and diamond ring, made in France circa 1782, to commemorate the first ever hot air balloon flight by the Mongolfier brothers at the palace of Versailles on the 17th September 1782. Depicting the two brothers guiding the balloon with guy ropes. Amazing condition, French hallmarks. Only a few of these are known to exist, most of which are in museums

JW Weldon

Weldon Jewellers are one of Ireland’s leading stockists of diamond engagement rings, diamond eternity rings, dress rings, diamond jewellery and are leading experts in antique Irish silver. Established 1890. Visit Weldons website