Through the rectangular cut verdant emerald in a vertical sequence between two old European cut diamonds, this 14K yellow gold Late-Victorian ring from 1900 shows the star alignment of any union meant to be. A row of rose cut diamonds sprouts from on each side of those two diamonds to meet in the shoulder and so create an overall openwork lozenge shape. With another two rose cut diamonds alongside the emerald and with all the settings in mille grain white precious metal, this jewel guarantees an everlasting purveying of brilliance.
Antique jewelry object group: engagement ring (or anniversary ring)
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: unknown
Style: Late-Victorian - Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration.
Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament. The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveau style have their beginnings in the late Victorian era.
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Period: ca. 1900
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Material: Two tones of precious metal, the main part being 14K yellow gold and the white parts are either white gold or platinum.
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Extra information: engagement ring - In Western tradition, an engagement ring is a ring, of no generally accepted form, worn by a woman indicating her engagement to be married. Conventionally, the ring is presented as a betrothal gift by a man to his prospective bride while he proposes marriage or directly after she accepts his marriage proposal. It represents a formal agreement to future marriage.
In recent years such rings have normally been set with a gemstone, usually a diamond, as a solitaire, of varying sizes, cuts, styles, and cost, but in the 19th century some were set with a pearl. In the same century the custom arose in England of separate engagement ring and wedding ring, and in very recent years such rings have sometimes been made en suite as a matching pair of similar style. In recent years, antique gemstone engagement rings are rapidly gaining in popularity.
In some countries, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, it is worn on the left-hand ring finger, while in other countries, such as Poland and Ukraine, it is customary for the ring to be worn on the right-hand. Similar traditions purportedly date to classical times, dating back from an early usage reportedly referring to the fourth finger of the left hand as containing the vena amoris or "vein of love". In the United States and Canada today it is becoming more common, but still quite rare, that a woman will also buy her partner an engagement ring (also called a pre-engagement ring, promise ring, or 'mangagement' ring) at the time of the engagement.
Diamonds: Two old European cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.30 crt. and 22 rose cut diamonds . We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Total diamond weight: approx. 0.30 crt. (without the rose cut diamonds)
Precious stones: One emerald with an estimated weight of approximately 0.40 crt
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Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April. and emerald for May.
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Hallmarks: "585" indicating 14K gold
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Dimensions: length of top of ring 1,44 cm (0,57 inch)
Weight: 3,90 gram (2,51 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 54 & 17¼ , Size US 6¾ , Size UK: N
Resizing: Free resizing, but because of the the way the ring is made, we cannot guarantee to make it on every size; so please ask in advance (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Reference Nº: 14247-0072
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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