Antique Victorian Ruby Diamond Band Ring

$ 750.00

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 ruby and 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 antique Victorian ruby and diamond gold ring was handcrafted in Chester, England around 1890. The ring contains three round faceted rubies and two Old European cut diamonds gypsy set in 18 karat gold. The ring face bears a stars and stripes motif and measures 8.5 x 18 x 2.8 mm off the finger. The band width measures 2.6 mm at the back. This ring is a size 7 and weighs 4.0 grams. It has been fully hallmarked and bears the crown for England, the gold purity content mark, “18”, the wheat sheaves mark for Chester, and a maker’s mark that reads, “HJ”. Inside the band is the inscription, “J.E.L.C. J.R.N.”

This is a lovely and charming ring adorned in rubies 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: RGC12050VA

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