0.70ct Old Mine Cut Diamond 18ct Gold Antique Victorian Trilogy Ring circa 1900 Estate Ring

£1,290.00

Beautiful Victorian 18 Carat gold trilogy ring

The wonderful old mine cut stones are claw set in yellow gold above an ornately hand worked gallery & shoulders

Set centrally with a 4.5 mm x 4.00 mm diamond & the outer two are 3 mm.

Their total weight is about 0.70 carat.

The diamonds are extremely fiery with a very special beauty only found is old cut stones.

They are clear & bright and sparkle beautifully. Colour H/I, clarity SI.

The 18 carat gold hallmarks is rather worn however the makers mark W B & S is clear.

This genuine antique diamond ring dates to around the turn of the century.

It is size N (UK), 7 (USA) it would easily re size.

It weighs 2.9 grams.

This antique ring is in excellent condition.

It comes in the presentation box illustrated.

This gorgeous trilogy ring looks fabulous when worn.

our ref: 12135

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Description

Basic Jewellery Facts “Carat”

Just by the way the term “estate jewelry” is an Americanism for “second hand jewellery”, ie not new jewellery

What is the meaning of carat?

Carat has two distinct meanings

Carat can refer to the quality or purity of gold –

pure gold ie  a metal that is 100% gold and nothing else but gold, is known as pure gold or 24 carat gold

So for example with a ring which is 18 carat ie 18/24s gold or put another way, 18 divided by 24 is 0.750  or 3/4

You may see jewellery marked 0.750 which is a some what modern way of writing 18ct as we say in the UK and 18k as they say in the rest of the world

The colour of pure gold is yellow. However if gold is mixed with other metals it can  become a silvery colour, known as white gold, or  pinky and is then known as rose gold

Secondly carat can refer to the weight of precious stones such as diamonds and sapphires – one carat weighs one rain drop

One carat is 1/5 of a gram – so 1/2 of a carat is 1/10 of a gram – 

What is a 100 pointer ? A slightly outmoded way on expressing a diamonds weight is the point system. In this method a carat is said to be 100 points, so a 1/2 carat diamond for example would be a 50 pointer. You will find this system used in vintage books and catalogs, mostly when referring to antique diamonds – old cut, old European cut, old mine cut, old brilliant cut, swiss cut and rose cut etc

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Platinum marks 

 In 1973 platinum was first covered by the hallmarking act,  A standard of 950 parts per thousand was introduced.

The platinum mark is an orb with a cross on the top all set within a pentagon.

First pieces  were marked  in January 1975 at the London assay office

Jewellery Periods

Georgian        Georges      1714  –  1837

Victorian        Victoria     1837 – 1901

Edwardian     Edward  V11   1901 – 1910

Belle Epoque  Coincided largely with the Edwardian period and was a term used for lighter and more feminine pieces. and to be contrasted with the heavier more traditional Victorian jewellery.

  Garland  The garland style was a refinement of the Belle Epoque style being even finer and more feminine in both fabrication and choice of subject matter, often of bows, ribbons and naturalistic subjects such as flowers and leaves

 Art Nouveau    Art Nouveau which was a more refined form of Arts and Crafts. Both fashions were at their height around the end of the 19th century. Both were a kind of reaction to the rise and dominance of mass production, The themes in Art Nouveau were long graceful curves and naturalistic subjects.

   Art Deco    Art Deco had its height between the wars1919 – 1939 Straight lines, geometric shapes, flat surfaces 

It must be remembered that these fashions and trends often ran in parallel or overlapped.

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