SOLD Victorian 18ct Gold Diamond Cobblestone Ring
A pretty and unusual ring from the Victorian period, c1860s. The ring is made from 18ct gold and has a hexagonal setting to the top that has diamonds throughout. The centre diamond is an old cut with the other diamonds being a variation on a rose cut. These types of rings are known as cobblestone rings and were often made up of the diamond chips when a larger stone was cut. I find these rings particularly charming as there is no real formula to the cuts of the diamonds yet they sparkle beautifully; perfect for the candlelight of the period. This ring is a particularly lovely example as the setting is hexagonal in shape and the centre diamond is a lovely old mine cut. The shank has a lovely ridged design to the shoulders finishing the ring perfectly.
Materials - 18ct Gold (remnants of a hallmark, tested), Silver Setting, Diamonds
Age - C1860s
Size - The setting measures approx 10.5mm in diameter
RIng size UK Q 1/2 US 8 1/4 This ring could be resized
Condition - Good. A little colour variation in the diamonds, typical of the nature of this ring. A little wear to the pierced setting from the side; wear commensurate with age. The ring has likely been worn in a stack with others.
Weight - 4.17g