Antique 5 Stone Diamond Engagement or Stacking Ring in 18k Gold, Hallmarked 1899

If you were walking the streets of London in 1899, you might walk along Ludgate Hill, the street that runs between St. Paul’s Cathedral and Ludgate Circus. In the background you might hear the builders hammering away, finishing the Ludgate Hill railway station. You might also pass the shop where James William Benson was hard at work building this fantastic diamond ring. One thing is for sure, you would be walking along a street crowded with horse-drawn buses and carriages, with street vendors pulling and pushing carts overflowing with every imaginable good on it’s way to market. Men in top hats and woman in bonnets and full skirts would crowd the sidewalk, in this city packed with people. 

This fabulous diamond ring is set with 5 old European cut diamonds which add up to about .5 carats total weight in graduated stones. The setting is crafted in 18 karat gold and is fully hallmarked telling us that it was made in London, England in 1899 by James William Benson of 18 karat gold. The ring is a size 7 and could be re-sized a little bit. It measures 5 mm north to south and 16 mm across, it narrows to 1.7 mm at the back of the band. It weighs 3.2 grams. 

This wonderful diamond ring was probably given as a promise or engagement ring in the first days of 1900 and is ready to be given this way again! 

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 Item ID:RGA20555VA




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