Victorian Sterling/18kt 1.50ct Natural Purple Spinel + Diamond Ring
A magnificent spinel and diamond ring from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Crafted in 18kt gold and topped in sterling silver, this wonderful piece boasts a stunning and unusual multi-gem centerpiece. Resting at the center is a natural, no-heat purple spinel, which is micro-prong set and beautifully faceted. The gorgeous stone weighs approximately 1.50ct and displays a luscious violet hue, catching the light perfectly within its open back setting. Surrounding the spinel is a scalloped border of old Mine Cut diamonds, that collectively have a total approximate weight of 0.60ctw. The sparkling diamonds are half bezel set and their radiance comes alive against the darkened silver setting. A polished yellow gold band graduates from front to back, and a lovely wirework design is visible below the centerpiece, completing the beautiful mixed metals design. Stamped inside the shank is "18CT" and the numbers "717." A positively breathtaking piece, it would make a perfect addition to any collection or could make a stunning alternative gemstone engagement ring!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size 4.75, but could be resized if desired. The centerpiece measures approximately 1/2" tall and 3/8" wide, and rests about 1/8" above the finger when worn. The band measures 3mm wide in the back.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver-topped gold setting. The purple spinel and diamonds are all intact and securely set.