This 18K bi-colour gold Victorian ring centres a grand oval shaped rose cut diamond as the foil set heart of a flower with ten rose cut diamonds as its surrounding petals of silver. The legacy of this cluster as part of an earring from 1870 has been salvaged in the design of this meticulously assembled ring from around 1930, as was common during the settlement of a heritage.
Antique jewelry object group: ring
Condition: excellent 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: Vintage - See also: vintage jewelryor more info on styles
Period: ca. 1870 - (events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era)
Material: 18K bi-color (yellow and white) gold and silver - (more info on precious metals)
Technique: The rose cuts are set on foil. This is a special technique that was used to bring the lustre of the diamonds to its best quality.
Extra information: The top part of the ring is, most likely, born as an earring. And later in its lifespan (somewhere around the years 1930-1940) transformed into a ring. Such re-use is not uncommon after splitting of heritages.
Diamonds: One large (7,64 mm x 5,47 mm) and ten smaller rose cut diamonds. We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April. - (more info on birthstones)
Hallmarks: No trace. - (more info on hallmarks)
Dimensions: top of ring 1,38 cm (0,54 inch) x 1,58 cm (0,62 inch)
Weight: 5,10 gram (3,28 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 51 & 16¼ , Size US 5½ , Size UK: K½
Resizing: Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge). - (more info on ring sizes)