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Dating back to circa 1890, this exquisite Victorian ring is a symphony of romance and refinement. The piece is meticulously crafted in 18K red gold, adorned with 28 old brilliant cut diamonds that collectively weigh approximately 1.50ct. However, the true star is the central ruby, weighing around 0.50ct, which captivates with its vivid, sparkling pinkish-red hue. This natural, untreated gem embodies the heart and soul of the piece, bringing an air of warmth and passion. Symbolizing love and desire, the ruby’s natural beauty enhances the ring's intricate design, making it a timeless testament to the Victorian era's cherished artistry.
Antique jewelry object group
very good condition
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Country of origin
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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The Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period - Experts divide the reign of Queen Victoria, also called The Victorian era (1837-1901) into 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 Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period.
Jewelry of this period is changing back from heavy to more smaller, romantic pieces with often whimsical motifs. Jewelers using diamonds and bright gemstones in elaborated and fine feminine pieces.
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.
18K red gold (touchstone tested)
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28 old brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 1.50ct colour and clarity F/I, vs/si
All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
All diamonds we offer are screened by the I.J.G.C. for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.
One natural ruby with an estimated weight of ± 0.50ct
Colour: vivid sparkling transparant pinkish red
Treatment: most probably not treated (no indications of treatments found)
All color stone weights are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and ruby for July.
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top of ring 2,51 cm (0,99 inch) x 0,85 cm (0,33 inch)
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4,20 gram (2,70 dwt)
Ring size Continental EU: 53 & 17 , Size USA: 6¼ , Size UK: M
Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Adin Reference Nº
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