Victorian 18ct Gold Three Diamond Gypsy Ring
A heavy and sturdy ladies Victorian ring at over 6 grams in weight, fashioned from solid 18ct gold and featuring three old mine cut diamonds, plain gypsy set into the ring. Old mine cut diamonds have a cushioned shaped outline when viewed from above, but they feature a higher crown and smaller table through which you can often see the culet (the bottom 'tip'). They are sought after stones from a period that pre-dates modern diamond manufacturing methods.
These particular diamonds, though I have graded as SI in clarity, are fabulous considering their age and cut. They shine beautifully and their whiteness is really good considering they sit directly into a yellow setting. I have been conservative in assigning H-I colour since all three stone show some blue fluorescence. Three stone or 'trilogy' rings typically represent the past, the present and the future. They are a wonderfully romantic piece of jewellery and the ideal gift on an anniversary or significant date. This is a glorious investment piece to treasure and pass on down through the generations.
- Size: UK N / USA 7 / EU 54
- Age: 1892
- Material: 18ct Gold
- Marks: Full Birmingham Hallmarks
- Weight: 6.23 grams
- Principal Stone: Diamond
- Principal Cut: Old Mine Cut
- Est Weight: 0.52cts
- Est Clarity: SI
- Est Colour: H-I
- Outer stone 1: no chips seen
- Centre stone: natural on one facet junction + several small chips hard to find with loupe.
- Outer stone 2: chip/surface reaching inclusion seen with loupe.
- Case: Recycled Kraft Ring 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.
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