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The true eye-catcher of this Victorian ring is a 3.50crt oval cut emerald in an 18K yellow gold setting, vertically aligned with 2 old European cut diamonds. This starry centre is surrounded by 34 dazzling diamonds, which are set in silver and radiate over five gold shoulders on each side.
Antique jewelry object group: ring
Condition: very good condition
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Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
Style: 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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Style specifics: The Romantic Victorian Period - Experts divide the reign of Queen Victoria, also called The Victorian era (1837 - 1901) in to three periods of about twenty years each; The Romantic Victorian Period (1837 - 1860), The Grand Victorian Period (1860 - 1880), and the Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period (1880 - 1901).
We consider this to be of the Romantic Victorian Period. This period covers the coronation of Victoria as Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, and her marriage to King Albert and their love, their devotion to their marriage and to their country are the sources of inspiration for this period. The jewels of this period are made of intricate carvings, special techniques where the enamel is subtly worked. These techniques allowed to give the jewel a certain opulence with less precious metal needed. As precious metals were really rare at that time. Highly favored (semi-) precious stones in this period are amethyst, coral, garnets, seed pearls and turquoises. The connotation is obviously sentimental, symbolic and romantic with reminiscent Gotic and/or Renaissance patterns and an abundant use of motifs like anchors, birds, branches, crosses, hearts and snakes.
Period: ca. 1850
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Material: 18k red gold and silver, see also: The silver on gold technique
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Diamonds: Two old European cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 1.20 crt. (approximate color and clarity: H/I, si/i), six old European cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.90 crt. (approximate color and clarity: H/I, si/i) and 28 old brilliant cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.98 crt. (approximate color and clarity: G/H, vs/si)
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. 3.08 crt.
Precious stones: One natural emerald with an estimated weight of approximately 3.50 crt.
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Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and emerald for May.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: bandwidth on top 2,25 cm (0,89 inch)
Weight: 9,80 gram (6,30 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: 15268-0004
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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