Antique Diamond Ring Five Stones 3 Diamonds and 2 Rubies Hallmarked Birmingham 1900
Stunning 18ct gold vintage diamond and ruby ring.
Set with gorgeous old Swiss cut diamonds to the centre and each end interspersed with wonderful wine red rubies
The stones sit in a traditional boat shaped setting boarded by attractive raised millegrain detail with scroll decorated shoulders
This beautiful ring looks fabulous when worn
- Central diamond about 2.5mm, side diamonds1.8mm
- Circa 0.15 carat Colour H Clarity SI
- Purple red rubies 2 x 2.2mm
- Fully hallmarked 18ct gold Birmingham 1900
- Size N(UK), 6 3/4 (USA) it would easily re size
- It weighs 2.8 grams
- In excellent original condition
- Comes in the presentation box illustrated.
- Our Ref 2328
Caring For Your vintage diamond 18ct ring
These fabulous stones are very hard and durable. So, to make sure your jewellery and stones are always in the best condition, it is important to know exactly how they should be cleaned and stored.
Diamonds and rubies are not prone to chipping, cracking or breaking, because of their, please take care that they do not scratch softer gemstones in your jewellery box. This also holds true for ruby sapphire and diamond jewellery, as diamonds are the only other precious gemstone that could scratch a sapphire.
The best way to clean your ruby, diamond, jewellery is with warm soapy water and a soft brush, avoiding soaking the stone. Always avoid harsh detergents, and never clean your jewellery with solvents such as alcohol, acetone or paint thinner.
Protect your ring with the following steps:
- Store it well – When you’re not wearing it, keep your ring in a safe place, such as its own section in a jewellery box.
- Take it off – Remove rings before getting your hands dirty, such as when cooking, gardening or washing dishes.
- Maintain it – Take it to your jeweller for maintenance every two or three years or so, or sooner if you notice any signs of the stone being loose.
- Avoid harsh chemicals – Whilst rubies and diamonds are resilient against most liquids, even the hardest gemstone could have inclusions, cracks or quirks not visible to the naked eye. These features might, in turn, make them more susceptible to damage from harmful substances. To keep your ring gleaming, avoid any contact with acids, harsh chemicals and solutions.
- Keep it out of the heat – Diamonds and rubies stand up well to heat and light, but prolonged exposure can still damage both the stone and your ring band. Avoid setting your ring down where it may come into contact with high heat or steam.
- Apply your products first – If you use fragrances, skin care and hair care products, apply them and wash your hands before putting on any fine jewellery. Some of these products contain alcohol and other ingredients which will not only dirty your stones, but also diminish its long-term brilliance.