Victorian 14kt Huge Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl Diamond Cluster Ring
An outstanding chrysoberyl ring from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Made of 14kt yellow gold, the piece holds a large cat's eye chrysoberyl stone at the center, surrounded by a glittering diamond border. The chrysoberyl, which weighs 5+ carats and measures 13 1/8mm wide, has a pearly green color with iridescent flashes that form a "cat's eye" when caught in the light. Six gold prongs hold the cabochon in place, which is smooth and polished on the front surface and open in the back of the mounting. The diamond border that surrounds the cat's eye is comprised of 13 sparkling old Mine Cut diamonds that have an approximate total weight of 4ctw. The diamonds are held within a scalloped filigree setting that enhances the centerpiece of the ring perfectly. The shoulders of the ring feature a decorative design at each side, and a smooth band along the back of the piece. It's a stunning statement piece that would look exceptional on special occasions!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size of 5.25 but could be easily resized. The cabochon measures 13 1/8mm wide and the front of the ring has a full diameter of 7/8" across.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is in excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting and the cat's eye chrysoberyl and diamonds are fully intact.