Antique Victorian Diamond Boat Ring in 18k Gold, .8ctw

I was walking through Sloane Square on a late summer day, the leaves of the Sycamore trees rustled around me, the splash of the fountain filled the air; it made a lively music as the water poured out from a never-ending bottle held in the hand of a nude maiden. It was getting late, the square was bathed in golden light and the old gas lanterns came on as I walked through. I was wearing this ring, newly bought at the Sunday market. Sometimes London sneaks up on me in these moments and I find the happiness overwhelming. Hopefully no one notices me, walking the streets, staring at my own diamonds and taking in everything around me while grinning like an idiot. Gosh, but I do love to travel, I looked down at this ring and gave it a silent thanks for giving me such a good excuse. 

This style of Victorian ring is sometimes called a ‘boat ring’ for its resemblance to the hull of ship. This one is set with an array of 16 lively Old European cut round faceted diamonds. The stones add up to approximately .8 carats of diamonds. The ring was hand crafted around 1890 in 18 karat gold. It’s lost it’s hallmarks along the way, so we’ve acid tested it to verify the content. The ring is a size 7.75 and it is a style of ring that can be complicated to re-size, please contact me with your desired size and I’ll be happy to check with my jeweler to see if it can be done. The face of this ring measures 7 mm from north to south and 16 mm across, it narrows to 1.6 mm wide at the back of the band. The ring weighs 3.6 grams. The stones are very bright, white and sparkly and clean with a blinding array of sparkle! 

This ring is rather typical of a Victorian diamond ring, it has wonderfully detailed carved shoulders and gives the illusion of one large diamond with it’s light-handed prongs. 

I offer layaway on most items purchased for full retail price. In general my layaway terms are 1/3 down and 1/3 in 30 days and the last 1/3 in 60 days. I am flexible so if you are interested please ask me and we can work out a payment plan that suits you. Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased or payments made on layaway are eligible for store credit only. 

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