Antique Victorian 18ct Gold Old European Cut Diamond Gypsy Trilogy Ring Hallmarked 1898 Vintage

£350.00

Gorgeous 18 Carat gold diamond gypsy ring

Set with three fabulous old European cut diamonds

The centre diamonds is about 2.5 mm and the other two 1.8mm.
their total weigh is around 0.15 carat.

The stones are in an attractive star gypsy setting.

The ring is 7.5mm wide at the front gently tapering to 3.3 at the back.

Hallmarked 18 carat gold in the venerable Chester Office in 1896

The hallmarks are clear & crisp

It is size O 3/4 (UK), 7 3/4 it would re size

This antique ring is in exceptional condition.

It is a quality ring that weighs 3.8 grams.

It comes in the presentation box illustrated.

This wonderful ring looks absolutely stunning when worn.

our ref: 189

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

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.

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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