Victorian 15ct Gold Ruby & Pearl Antique Ring Circa 1900 Vintage English Ring Size P (UK). 8 (USA) Fine Estate Jewelry


Beautiful Victorian Ruby & Pearl ring

This marquise shaped ring is centred with a gorgeous 2.5 mm rich red ruby

It is surrounded by eight wonderful creamy white pearls.

This ring is hand crafted in 15ct yellow and rose gold.

The stones are bezel & peg set with pretty chassed star pattern around the circumference.

The yellow gold shoulders are beautiful scrolled.

The attention to detail continues down the beaded rose gold shank.

The head is 11.7 mm x 8.5 mm.The back is closed. It weighs 2.7 grams

It is 5.5 mm wide at the top of the shoulder tapering to 2.5 mm at the base of the shank.

This quality ring is stamped 15 ct with the makers mark H & S

It dates to the late Victorian period.

The size P (UK). 8 (USA) it would easily re size (evidence of historic re sizing).

This is a genuine antique ring that is in excellent condition.

This fabulous ring looks so lovely when worn.

our ref:1682

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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 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


Victorian        Victoria     1837 – 1901

Edwardian     Edward  V11   1901 – 1910

Belle Epoque    Garland   Art Nouveau   Art Deco

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