- US Size: 6.75
- Total Carat Weight: Estimated 1.86-1.90 ctw
- Precious Metal Weight: Approx. 4.35-4.48 dwt
- Precious Metal Material: Tests between 18k-22k yellow gold and sterling silver
- Dimensions: 17.2 mm north to south on silver ring face x 17.7 mm east to west on silver ring face; band tapers from 7.8 mm at the triple split shoulders to 1.6 mm at the base of the shank; ~7.2 mm rise from the finger at the center stone (highest point)
- Weight: An extremely nice weight of 6.95-7.00 grams
- Markings: Unmarked, but tests for between 18k and 22k yellow gold
- Era: The age of this ring is professionally estimated, as its exact date range is rather difficult to nail down with perfect certainty. Although the shop procured it under the description of “Georgian”, we believe that it actually is designed in the style of the early to mid Victorian years, according to our research, expertise and analysis. HOWEVER, please see the below clause, indicating that our research has also turned up results that imply that this ring is likely a reproduction, or a Victorian-inspired piece. It is of French design and origins, and was auctioned there before being auctioned in the UK and then the US.
- Buyer Notes: A single modified rose cut diamond gemstone (measuring smaller than 0.8 mm in diameter) has been lost to time prior to our procurement of this ring. This loss is in one of the outermost bezel settings, as pictured for clarity. Due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to have it replaced before listing the ring for sale. However, such a rough cut at such a tiny size may be replaced by your jeweler at a very nominal rate and does not detract from the rarity and overall value of the ring. Even so, it is our priority to be as straightforward as possible with our customers on the topic of the piece’s condition. In no way does this expected evidence of wear detract from the ring’s beauty as-is.
- Authenticity: In researching the provenance of this ring, and having traced it back to multiple auctions in France and the UK, we have found that it is likely that this ring is a reproduction or inspired piece. This means that it could be a Victorian Revival, reproduction Victorian Revival, or Victorian-inspired ring. If this is the case, then the ring could date from the 1960s to the 2000s or later, and does not date to the original Mid Victorian period. We always aim to date items as accurately as possible, but we are human and always learning how to better pinpoint date ranges and aesthetic movements in the wearable arts, and we are always honing our technical eye in spotting reproductions. It is our goal to be transparent about our efforts and estimates. Because we cannot guarantee the item's 19th century Victorian origins, the price has been fairly set to a fraction of what it would be if it were guaranteed authentic Victorian.
- Center Stone Type: Diamond
- Center Stone Count: 24 (Twenty-Four)
- Center Stone Carat Weight: Professionally estimated to be between 1.86 to 1.90 total carats by formula, using each diamond’s specific dimensions, though the exact carat weights are impossible to determine without removing every one from their individual settings for evaluation.
- Center Stone Dimensions: 0.8 to 5.0 mm (steep depths vary per Old Mine diamond, which affects carat weight per diamond)
- Center Stone Shape: Old Mine Cuts (9) & Modified Antique Rose Cuts (15)
- Center Stone Color: F/G/H for the larger primary stones - up to K/L for the smaller accent stones
- Center Stone Clarity: VS2-I1 (all are completely clear and bright to the naked eye)
This extravagant cluster ring abounds in diamonds, together a remarkable display of brilliance and fire. True to Georgian and early Victorian custom, this ring features a sterling silver face mounted atop an 18k yellow gold under-gallery and shank. While the sterling face offers a cool backdrop that causes the diamonds to read more visually prominent, the satin-brushed finish of the yellow gold offers a delicious and timeless warmth that perfectly compliments the old cut stones. Such a dual tonality was very common in the 18th and 19th centuries for nearly all kinds of diamond-encrusted jewels.
Also in suit, the diamonds are each mounted within pinched collet or rub-over bezel settings. Both kinds of settings protect the girdles of diamonds, though they also make exact carat evaluation a bit trickier, as the precise dimensions of the diamonds cannot be known without removing every one for measurement, which would disturb the original integrity of the ring. This ring is an incredible reference of early Victorian design, its symmetry set upon an axis, giving an overall floral and diamond-shaped silhouette. From every angle, foliate allusions are made manifest, celebrating the organicism and feminism that was so beloved in the aesthetics of the 1840s through the 1860s. Even the central diamond is set askew within its mount in such a manner as to revel in the sensuous shape of its hand-cut facets. In the same vein, the cardinal points of the ring are crafted in widened fleur-de-lis shapes inset with three diamonds each, a reference to the blossoms that have long been associated with the holiness, purity and divine appointment of royalty and marriage.
To the reverse, this ring presents an extremely fine example of open-backed settings. Until the 19th century (and sometimes beyond), diamonds and other gemstones were mounted with a closed metal backing, often with a slip of colored foil between the stone and the metal mount to reflect and refract light off of the faceting. However, this ring shows the clean craftsmanship of open backs, sans foil, so as to allow for the natural refraction of sunlight in, through and back out of the diamonds. The result of this design element is a natural dazzle that no foil could ever sufficiently or comparably imitate. Of course, the bright whiteness of the mined diamonds only aids in their captivating luminosity, and the sterling face of the ring intensifies their unbeatable glow.
As mentioned, the under-gallery and shank are modeled in 18k yellow gold. The shoulders both show a lyre-like design composed of a triple-split shank that meets to form a single band. The three splits are reminiscent of both slender foliate forms as well as the central strings of an Ancient Greek lyre. A pairing of delicate cyma swirls flank the ‘strings’, and converge at the lyre’s tailpiece, where a “Heart-Leaf Philodendron” leaf recalls the affection of the human heart and completes the symbolic design of the band. The “Heart-Leaf Philodendron” is colloquially known as the Sweetheart Plant, is known for its viney structure and hardy nature, and is able to remove toxins from the air. It is easy to excavate the romantic metaphors of such a robust plant.
A treasure representing an era of nearly 200 years bygone, this ring alludes to the relics of both time and passion. It exists as an ode to the artistry of makers past whose names we will never know, and is a physical reflection of Victorian design. This ring is proud and arresting, and is as wearable today as the day it was unveiled for the very first time.
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