This exquisite Victorian engagement ring is set to the centre with a cushion shape old mine cut diamond with an estimated weight of 0.20ct, between two cushion shape rubies each with an estimated weight of 0.15ct, in engraved claw settings to sculptural scrolling foliate shoulders with ornately carved and engraved detail. Beautifully crafted in 18ct gold circa 1870, the shank inscribed to the interior ‘J.C. M.P. 1871’.
UK ring size O ½, US ring size 7.5
This ring was made in the mid-Victorian period, circa 1871, at the peak of eccentricity in fashion and design. The elaborate scrollwork and fine intricate detail of this ring are typical of the period. For the Victorians, rubies were symbolic of love while diamonds symbolised eternity, making this combination a highly popular choice for an engagement ring. This example is in excellent wearable condition.
This ring is suitable for resizing and this should be no problem for any reputable jewellers.
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