• SOLD Victorian 18ct Gold Diamond Cobblestone Ring

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    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.

    Details:

    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