Victorian 15ct Gold Ruby & Old Cut Diamond Antique Gypsy Ring Chester 1888 Fine Estate Jewelry

£490.00

Beautiful Victorian 15 carat gold ruby & diamond ring

Set with three gorgeous rich red rubies and two old cut diamonds

This ring has attractive scroll detail on the shoulders

The central ruby is about 3mm and the outer two 2.4mm, the diamonds are about 2mm

The old cut diamonds are clear & bright and sparkle beautifully.

The stones are hand crafted in an elegant 15 ct gold gypsy setting

This ring is fully hallmarked 15ct Gold at the venerable Chester Office  in 1888. It also bears the maker’s initials C.R.

It is 6.8mm at the front tapering to 3.2mm at the back and it stands 3.2mm proud of the shank. It 3.5 weighs grams

The size is R (UK), 8 3/4 (USA) . It would re size

This antique ring is in excellent original condition

It comes in the presentation box illustrated

This wonderful ring looks fabulous when worn.

our ref: 1795

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Description

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

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    Garland   Art Nouveau   Art Deco

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