Victorian 18ct Gold Ruby & Pearl Antique Ring Circa 1900 Vintage English Ring O (UK) 7 1/4 (USA)



Beautiful Victorian 18 ct gold ruby & pearl ring

This half hoop ring is set with three pretty split pearls and two gorgeous clear red rubies

The rubies are are a wonderful colour, not too dark so they sparkle beautifully

The pearls are well matched and a lovely creamy white without any grey

The pearls are around 4 mm. The rubies are about 4.5 mm total weight circa one carat

This charming ring is hand crafted in 18ct yellow gold

The head is 6.3 mm wide & it stands 4.7 mm proud of the shank, it is 2cm across

This is a quality ring weighing an impressive 4.2 grams

The shank is 5 mm wide at the top of the shoulder tapering to 2.5 mm at the base

It is stamped 18 ct with the makers mark AR

This ring dates to the late Victorian period

The size O (UK) 7 1/4 (USA) it would easily re size

This is a genuine antique ring that is in exceptional original condition

It comes in the presentation box illustrated

This fabulous ring looks so lovely when worn

our ref:16123


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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

Georgian        Georges      1714  –  1837

Victorian        Victoria     1837 – 1901

Edwardian     Edward  V11   1901 – 1910

Belle Epoque    Garland   Art Nouveau   Art Deco

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