Victorian 18ct Gold, Ruby and Diamond Navette Ring


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At a glance...

  • Size: UK M / US 6.25 / EU 52
  • Age: 1860-1890
  • Setting Length: 1.8cm
  • Material: 18ct Yellow Gold
  • Marks: None (assay office tested)
  • Weight: 2.9 grams
  • Principal Stone: Ruby
  • Principal Cut: Oval Mixed
  • Est Principal Weight: 0.25ct
  • Second Stone: Diamond
  • Second Cut: Rose Cut
  • Est Weight: 0.32cts (together)
  • Case: Recycled Kraft Ring Box

Tell me more...

A delightful Victorian ring set with three rubies and 16 rose cut diamonds. The rubies have been oval mixed cut, and vary from deep red to pinky red. The rose cut diamonds, which may be repurposed from an older piece of Georgian jewellery, dazzle beautifully thanks to their rudimentary faceted edges.

All stones have been set into a solid 18ct gold navette shaped setting. The navette (little boat) design is very flattering on the finger and tends to elongate the digit. It's a popular shape both for ring settings and gemstone cuts, with its origins in the French court of the 1700s.

The setting sits on attractive, split shoulders that lead down to a solid D-shaped shank. The ring is in excellent condition for its age. There are some abrasions visible to the stones with the loupe, but nothing you would spot with just the eye, and all stones are securely set. The band is solid and not overly worn. There are no hallmarks (entirely usual for this period), but we have had the gold content tested by Birmingham Assay Office who found it to be 18ct yellow gold. The band has been resized, and a tiny portion of gold at the bottom of the shank tested between 14ct and 18ct.

This is a striking and very attractive ring, very much of its time. We would assume that - like most rubies for centuries past - the stones in this ring have been heated to improve their colour. The diamonds have not been treated.

The vintage ruby and diamond navette ring is supplied in our recycled kraft ring box along with our tailored gemstone care card. UK delivery is fast and free via Royal Mail.

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We'd love to hear from you! You can email, call 0207 846 0254 or WhatsApp +447808640774. We are a United Kingdom based jeweller, and you can reach us weekdays during normal office hours.

Important Notes

All carat weights, colour grades and clarity grades are our very best estimates. Metals are checked for authenticity, and any detectable stone treatments disclosed. Kit Clayton Jewellery is a member of the National Association of Jewellers and insurance valuations for pieces priced £1000+ are available on request.

We can offer a resizing service for some of our rings (not all are suitable), however, we do not accept returns on customised items so this may be something you prefer to do locally. Where a piece has not been altered, no-quibble returns are offered within 14 days.


Delivery is FREE on all of our jewellery. We deliver securely in the UK via Royal Mail Special Delivery within 1-2 working days. Worldwide delivery is offered via DHL Express and can take 2-7 days depending on your location. If you are outside the UK, please consider your local taxes and custom duties in addition to our sale price.