Condition: very good condition - (more info on our condition scale)
Country of origin:Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
Style: Late-Victorian - Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration.
Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament. The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveau style have their beginnings in the late Victorian era. - See also: late-Victorianor more info on styles
Style specifics: The Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period - Experts divide the reign of Queen Victoria, also called The Victorian era (1837-1901) into three periods of about twenty years each; The Romantic Victorian Period (1837 - 1860), The Grand Victorian Period(1860 - 1880), and the Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period (1880 - 1901).
We consider this to be of The Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period.
Jewelry of this period is changing back from heavy to more smaller, romantic pieces with often whimsical motifs. Jewelers using diamonds and bright gemstones in elaborated and fine feminine pieces.
Period: ca. 1890 - (events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era)
Material: 18k red gold and silver, see also: The silver on gold technique - (more info on precious metals)
Diamond(s): One old European cut diamond with an estimated weight of ± 0.18ct. (colour and clarity: J/K, vs/si). 30 rose cut diamonds and senailles. A senaille is a simplified rose cut diamond, a small diamond chip with perhaps a few polished facets. We do not have the weight of the rose cuts diamonds nor the senailles which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cut diamonds and senailles.
Total diamond count: 31 pcs.
- All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Precious stones: Ten rubies (lab produced) (also called verneuil ruby). The fact that these stones are lab produced has no influence on the value of this jewel. Natural rubies and lab produced rubies were both used in this era, rather more for their effect than for their intrinsic value. with an estimated weight of ± 0.40ct.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and ruby for July. - (more info on birthstones)
Hallmarks: no trace - (more info on hallmarks)
Dimensions: diameter of top of ring 1,26 cm (0,50 inch)
Weight: 2,90 gram (1,86 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 56 & 17¾ , Size US 7½ , Size UK: O½
Resizing: Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge). - (more info on ring sizes)