Victorian 18ct Gold Ruby & Diamond Five Stone Ring
A really delightful antique ring, made in a very typical design of the late Victorian era, with gemstones set in a carved head. There are A LOT of gemstones in this ring. Three rubies - of which the central stone is large at 0.54cts - plus two good sized old European cut diamonds. And then 6 diamond chips/basic rose cuts dotted about the head. The owner of this ring back in the day spent a pretty penny on it!
A beautifully decorative ring made by a talented goldsmith of the time. All stones in this ring are securely set and the diamonds are in great condition. There are abrasions to the facet edges of the rubies as to be expected on a ring of this age, but you're going to need a loupe to spot these. In addition, the rubies have likely been heated to improve their colour, this process has happened since antiquity and almost all rubies on the market have been heated to some degree. Overall - a superb antique ring and an explosion of colour and sparkle on the finger.
- Size: UK Q / US 8.25 / EU 57.5
- Age: 1899
- Material: 18ct Yellow Gold
- Marks: Partial Birmingham Hallmark
- Weight: 3.75 grams
- Principal Stone: Ruby
- Principal Cut: Oval Mixed
- Est Weight: 0.75cts
- Second Stone: Diamond
- Second Cut: Old European Cut
- Second Est Weight: 0.45cts
- Case: Recycled Kraft Jewellery Box
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.