Early Victorian 14kt/Sterling Diamond Cluster Ring 0.50ctw
A magnificent diamond cluster ring from the Early Victorian (ca1850) era! This gorgeous piece is crafted in 15kt yellow gold and sterling silver, creating a fabulous mixed metals appeal. Adorning the center of the design is an exquisite cluster of old Mine and Rose Cut diamonds. The center stone is an old Mine Cut and is surrounded by a border of six gorgeous old Rose Cut diamonds, collectively weighing approximately 0.50ctw. Each stone is held in a sterling silver belcher setting, catching the light brilliantly with every turn and a beautiful carved design embellishes the band at either shoulder. The smoothly polished band graduates towards the back, perfectly finishing the feminine design. An absolutely gorgeous Early Victorian piece, it would make a perfect statement piece for special occasions, or a breathtaking engagement ring!
Measurements: The ring is a finger size 6.5, but could be re-sized. The diamond cluster measures 1/2" in diameter, and rests 1/8" above the finger when worn. The graduated band measures 2mm wide at 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, and all of the diamonds are intact and securely set. There is a natural darkened patina on the sterling silver, which is common given the age and adds to the unique beauty of the piece. Due to the hand cut nature of old Rose Cut diamonds, the shape of the stones do not have perfect symmetry. This reflects the age and genuine appearance of antique diamonds.