Stunning Victorian diamond sapphire ring 18ct Gold Diamond and Sapphire Boat Ring
Set with three beautiful old cut diamonds and two gorgeous cornflower blue sapphires
The chunky old mine cut diamond are particularly fine with a charm found only in old cut stones
The stones are set in an elegant bateau setting
This splendid Victorian diamond sapphire ring looks fabulous when worn
- Central diamond 4.2 x 3.8mm outer diamonds 3.2 x 3mm
- Total carat weight circa 0.60 carats Colour I Clarity SI1
- Sapphires 2 x 4.2 x 3.5mm
- Stamped 18ct gold and the makers initials B.H.
- This ring dates to the late Victorian period circa 1890
- Size S (UK),9.25 (USA) it would re size
- It weighs an impressive 5.3 grams
- In excellent original condition
- Comes in the presentation box illustrated.
- Our Ref 2398
- Diamonds have been around forever – literally! When you ask how old is this diamond? Remember most diamonds were created by nature at the birth of the Earth billions of years ago and other still older diamond came to earth via meteorites from distant stars. They were first found in India about 5000 years ago, they just like any stone and are known as rough diamonds. Largely diamonds only came from India until the 18th century. Here at The Chelsea Bijouterie, we like to think we can answer pretty much any question about the diamonds used in our vintage Jewellery. 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 know or pure gold or 24-carat gold. So for example with a ring which is 18ct 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 somewhat 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 copper when it is then known as rose gold.