Victorian Baroque Pearl & Rose Cut Diamond 18ct Gold Antique Ring Circa 1870 Vintage jewellery


Delightful hand crafted 18 Carat gold pearl & diamond cluster ring

Set to the centre with a gorgeous creamy white baroque pearl

The charming irregular shaped pearl is – 4.5 mm x 5 mm

It is surrounded by ten wonderful rose cut diamonds, also irregular in shape -2mm – 2.5mm

The diamonds possess a special beauty only found in old cut stones

The head is 11 mm wide x 10.3 mm across & it stands 7.3 mm proud of the shank

This unique ring dated to the mid Victorian period.

The size is M (UK), 6 1/2 (USA) it would easily re size

This is a quality ring that weighs 3 grams

It comes in the presentation box illustrated

This antique ring is in excellent condition

This beautiful ring looks stunning when worn

our ref: 16158


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Jewellery Facts 

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 this 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

Secondly carat can refer to the weight of precious stones such as diamonds and sapphires

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

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 marked January 1975 at the London assay office


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