They were ice skating in November as the weather had turned cold early that year. Snowflakes fell lightly around them, just enough to dust the sky and make the night a little brighter. She was spiraling and performing forward crossovers while all he could achieve was a figure eight. She skated across the pond and stopped at his side, grinning. He asked what the smile was for. That’s when she threw a snowball at him and promptly ran away to the other side of the frozen water. He made his way toward her, hand behind his back, and she laughed as he said he had something for her. She knew it would be his retaliation. That’s when he popped open a box with a ring inside, a ring with a ruby surrounded in diamonds and gold. That’s when she said yes.
This vintage ruby and diamond cluster ring was handcrafted in 18 karat gold. It was made in Sheffield, England in 1984. A beautiful, sparkling natural pink round ruby sits at the center of 12-diamond halo consisting of old and brilliant cut stones. Each diamond weighs approximately .02 carats each. The ruby weighs approximately 1.11 carats total and measures 6.0 x 4.7 x 4.9 mm. The ring face measures 11.2 x 13 x 6 mm off the finger and the band width is 1.6 mm at the back. This ring has been fully hallmarked. It bears the Tudor rose mark indicating this ring was assayed in Sheffield, it also bears the crown mark for England, the gold purity mark, “750”, and the date letter, “K” for 1984. The maker’s mark reads, “MTH”. This piece is a size 7.5 US and it weighs 3.2 grams.
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