Antique Victorian 5 Stone .9ctw Diamond Ring in 18k Gold, English c. 1870

These days I’m afraid that I have a bit of what my eye doctor calls ‘forty-itis’ and so when I’m shopping I always make sure to take along my extra large Zeiss loupe and I use it to look at every piece. When I louped this wonderful ring, I fell a little bit in love. This fantastic 5 stone diamond ring is set with a history lesson in the form of a lovely array of old cut diamonds. These Old Europeans are very early cuts, indeed, probably late Georgian or early Victorian, they have funky irregular facets, each stone has a clear character all it’s own. 

This diamond beauty is set with one larger center stone that measures approximately .25 carats and four smaller diamonds, together all five stones add up to .9 carats total weight. They are set into a very classic style crown mounting that’s executed in 18 karat gold. The ring is unmarked and has been acid tested to verify content. This ring measures 5.6 mm from north to south and 15.8 mm across and sits 3 mm off the finger, it narrows to 1.7 mm at the back of the band and weighs 3.4 grams. It is a size 5.5 US and could be re-sized somewhat, I’d have to check with my jeweler to be sure that your desired size could be accommodated, feel free to ask. 

This wonderfully sparkly ring has nice clean and white diamonds, the center stone has a minute chip that is only visible with my loupe and one of the diamonds has a small white inclusion. It was made in England in about 1870 or perhaps a bit earlier. 

I love old cuts like these, you can see the skill of the cutters at work in each one, these craftsman cut diamonds purely by eye and with hand tools for a look that is what we today would call ‘artisanal’. 

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