Victorian Old European Cut Diamond & Ruby 18ct Gold Antique Ring Chester 1893 Vintage Size O 1/2 (UK), 7 1/2 (USA)


Gorgeous hand crafted Victorian 18 Carat gold diamond & ruby ring

This delightful ring is encrusted with old European cut diamonds & rubies

They are stylishly set in two asymmetrical rows with pretty scroll detail to each side.

The five diamonds are clear,bright & firey, colour H/I, Clarity VSI.

The five Swiss cut rubies are a beautiful bright blood red

The ring is 5.5 mm wide across at the front.

This ring is fully hallmarked 18 ct gold 1893 at the venerable Chester assay office

The hallmarks are crisp & clear. This quality ring weighs 3 grams.

The size is size O 1/2 (UK), 7 1/2 (USA) it would resize.

This antique ring is in excellent vintage condition.

It comes in the presentation box illustrated.

This beautiful ring looks stunning when worn.

our ref: 1799

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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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