Victorian 0.34 CTW Old Mine Cut Diamond Delicate Lotus Blossom Ring in 14k, 10k Two Tone Gold
Victorian 0.34 CTW Old Mine Cut Diamond Delicate Lotus Blossom Ring in 14k, 10k Two Tone Gold
Victorian 0.34 CTW Old Mine Cut Diamond Delicate Lotus Blossom Ring in 14k, 10k Two Tone Gold
Victorian 0.34 CTW Old Mine Cut Diamond Delicate Lotus Blossom Ring in 14k, 10k Two Tone Gold
Victorian 0.34 CTW Old Mine Cut Diamond Delicate Lotus Blossom Ring in 14k, 10k Two Tone Gold
Victorian 0.34 CTW Old Mine Cut Diamond Delicate Lotus Blossom Ring in 14k, 10k Two Tone Gold
Victorian 0.34 CTW Old Mine Cut Diamond Delicate Lotus Blossom Ring in 14k, 10k Two Tone Gold
Victorian 0.34 CTW Old Mine Cut Diamond Delicate Lotus Blossom Ring in 14k, 10k Two Tone Gold
Victorian 0.34 CTW Old Mine Cut Diamond Delicate Lotus Blossom Ring in 14k, 10k Two Tone Gold
Victorian 0.34 CTW Old Mine Cut Diamond Delicate Lotus Blossom Ring in 14k, 10k Two Tone Gold
Victorian 0.34 CTW Old Mine Cut Diamond Delicate Lotus Blossom Ring in 14k, 10k Two Tone Gold
Victorian 0.34 CTW Old Mine Cut Diamond Delicate Lotus Blossom Ring in 14k, 10k Two Tone Gold
Victorian 0.34 CTW Old Mine Cut Diamond Delicate Lotus Blossom Ring in 14k, 10k Two Tone Gold
Victorian 0.34 CTW Old Mine Cut Diamond Delicate Lotus Blossom Ring in 14k, 10k Two Tone Gold
Victorian 0.34 CTW Old Mine Cut Diamond Delicate Lotus Blossom Ring in 14k, 10k Two Tone Gold
Victorian 0.34 CTW Old Mine Cut Diamond Delicate Lotus Blossom Ring in 14k, 10k Two Tone Gold
Victorian 0.34 CTW Old Mine Cut Diamond Delicate Lotus Blossom Ring in 14k, 10k Two Tone Gold
Victorian 0.34 CTW Old Mine Cut Diamond Delicate Lotus Blossom Ring in 14k, 10k Two Tone Gold
Victorian 0.34 CTW Old Mine Cut Diamond Delicate Lotus Blossom Ring in 14k, 10k Two Tone Gold

Victorian 0.34 CTW Old Mine Cut Diamond Delicate Lotus Blossom Ring in 14k, 10k Two Tone Gold

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General Information:

  • US Size: 6.00
  • Total Carat Weight: 0.34 ctw
  • Precious Metal Weight: Just over 1.00 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: 14k white gold face backed in yellow gold with 10k buttery yellow gold band
  • Dimensions: 12.1 x 8.8 mm ring face, ~4.0 mm rise from the finger, shank is a delicate 1.0 mm width. 
  • Weight: About 1.56 grams
  • Markings: None
  • Era: Diamond face was a stick pin, originally crafted by hand c. 1870-1900; gold band was added during conversion and is contemporary.
  • Buyer Notes: Every diamond was cut, faceted and polished by hand up to 150 years ago, and together show the asymmetry and hefty faceting that is so desirable for such antique stones. To the naked eye, these stones appear as a fiery cluster, and are set within the white gold face with tiny bead prongs. The ring may be worn either direction, one way appearing like a blooming lotus flower, and the other appearing like a winged bee. The band of the ring is ever so slightly out of round, which is a standard and very quick fix by your local jeweler, but does not at all affect comfort, wearability or appearance as-is. This ring is perfect for engagement or statement wear.

Specifications:

  • Center Stone Type: Natural Diamond
  • Center Stone Count: Fifteen (15)
  • Center Stone Dimension: Stones range from 1.1 to 2.4 mm
  • Center Stone Shape: Old Mine Cuts (used until approx. 1890/1900 when Old European Cuts replaced them)
  • Center Stone Carat Weight: Approx. 0.34 ctw (individually: 0.023 ct, 0.018 ct, 0.016 ct, 0.018 ct, 0.021 ct, 0.047 ct, 0.025 ct, 0.021 ct, 0.030 ct, 0.022 ct, 0.016 ct, 0.018 ct, 0.035 ct, 0.021 ct, 0.013 ct)
  • Center Stone Color Grade: Estimated H-I 
  • Center Stone Clarity Grade: Estimated VS2-SI2 (some carbon flecks on a few diamonds are visible under 60-90x magnification, though no inclusions are visible to the naked eye due to the stones’ dainty sizes and settings)

The Story:

A one of a kind piece, this diamond encrusted ring was custom made from a late Victorian stick pin. The head of the stick pin is now the focal point of the ring, and boasts fifteen small Old Mine Cut diamonds, each one originally faceted and polished by the hand of an artisan. As such, each diamond shows its own unique shape and characteristics, yet all fifteen beautifully sparkle in pavé perfection. The diamonds are set within a 14k white gold modeled lotus flower form, which is backed in yellow gold. To complement the yellow gold backing, a delicate 1.1 mm 10k yellow gold rounded shank has been added for comfortable wear. 

Being that the original diamond stick pin hails from the end of the Victorian era, it is no surprise that it is infused with the symbolism that the Victorians dearly loved. As world travel opened up to the growing middle class around the 1870s/1890s, designs from Egypt and the Middle East were seen and appreciated during travel. Eventually, such designs were popularized, reproduced and incorporated in the decorative and building arts across Europe and America-- including elements such as the lotus plant. In ancient Egypt, the lotus represented creation and rebirth, as it grows in muddy silt and blooms a silky, bright flower. Along with papyrus reeds, lotus buds symbolized the unification of two parts, and have thus become celebrated within engagement rings. 

What makes this ring even more special is that, when flipped and worn the other direction, the diamond form recalls a bee silhouette, a shape that was also beloved during the late 19th century with the rise of Etruscan Revival styles. Bees are believed to symbolize individual strength in tandem with community prosperity; they allude to personal perseverance just as much as the blossoming of partnership.

The overall effect of this unique piece is graceful, its sparkly design a nod to the luxe of historic jewelry, while also looking forward to the future of minimalist preference. The face of the ring is just raised enough over the band that it stacks perfectly with other bands of nearly any width and kind of metal. This ring would make an incredible engagement ring just as much as a whimsical statement piece.

 

 

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