Antique Victorian Diamond Band Ring

The ‘gypsy’ setting was created around the 1880s. It was a style of stone setting that allowed the gem to be tucked inside the metal band and cloaked by it on all sides. The star shape around the stones on this ring were created when the jeweler used a graver tool to push the gold around the stone to form prongs. This elegant design was very new at the time of this diamond ring. It was a style initially popular with men, since they not only enjoyed their accessories, but they also liked them to be safe and secure as they went about their day. Women soon followed suit, and not long after these beautifully set rings were made for both gentlemen and ladies. They were typically gifted as friendship bands from young girls to each other, or from husbands to their wives.

This Victorian antique gypsy set diamond gold ring was handcrafted in Chester, England, in 1899. It features a three-stone motif of Old European Cut diamonds, with the center diamond measuring 1.8 x 1.8 x 1.1 mm and weighing approximately .02 carats. This beautiful ring has swirling shoulder details. It is a size 7.75 and weighs 2.4 grams. The ring face measures 8 mm north to south and 1.6 mm off the finger. The band width measures 2.7 mm at the back. This piece has been fully hallmarked. It bears the date letter, “Q”, the wheat sheaves mark for Chester, the gold purity mark, “18”, the crown mark for England, and a maker’s mark that reads, “J.R”.

This is a lovely charming ring adorned in gold and diamonds. It’s a perfect Victorian accessory, and great for the jewelry collector in your life, or for the person who just simply loves beautiful things.

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Item ID:RGA20918VA

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