An exquisite 1/4 carat bright white diamond graces this beautifully feminine Victorian 18 carat buttery gold ring that has clear London hallmarks for 1897.
The diamond is an old European cut which is the predecessor of the modern brilliant cut so it is beautifully sparkly and perfectly round. It is held aloft by six prongs in a Belcher setting that has a gently pillowed profile so it not only does it look sublimely elegant it is practical for wear. To add to the femininity a carved line in the gold extends from the centre of the diamond at each side and terminates at the shoulder.
A comfortable D-shaped band completes this gracious beauty, the diamond is just dazzling and it would make for a divine antique engagement ring. Alternatively, a lovely treat for yourself, evoking a world of bygone elegance, the perfect addition to any antique jewellery collection.
MATERIALS: 18 carat yellow gold
GEMSTONE: European cut round diamond, measures 4.03mm in setting, approx 1/4 carat, clean clarity and colourless
RING SIZE: 7-1/4 (US), (UK) 0-1/2, 54-5/8 (EU). The ring can be sized up or down a whole size and more although hallmarks may be affected. Message us for a quote if you would like to use our jewellers sizing service.
MEASUREMENTS: 6.8mm wide at the front sloping to 3.7mm at the shoulders and 3mm at the back of the band, stands 4.6mm from the finger.
WEIGHT: 3.8 grams.
HALLMARKS: British, stamped inside band 'crown' & '18' for 18ct gold, leopards head for London, date letter gothic 'b' for 1897 and makers mark 'MS'
DATE: Victorian dated 1897
CONDITION: very, very good condition, appears to have been well looked after, shows surface wear and signs of age as expected but no real flaws, please see photos
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