Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif
Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif

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Late Victorian 18-22k 0.29 CTW Old European Cut Diamond Band with Foliate Motif

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 General Information:

  • US Size: 7.75
  • Total Carat Weight: Estimated 0.29 ctw
  • Total Precious Metal Weight: 2.21 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: Procured as 18k, but tests on our purity tester as between 18-22k yellow gold
  • Dimensions: 8.35 mm north to south on the ring face; ~2.20 mm rise from the finger (depth) at the highest diamond table but the gold mounting itself has only a 1.60 mm rise from the finger (deep); shoulders taper from ~2.80 mm to 1.75 mm at the base of the shank.
  • Weight: An super comfortable 3.44 g
  • Markings: A mostly worn maker’s mark (N P or B P [?]) within a depressed rectangular cartouche precedes a series of numbers individually stamped “5 0 6 7” (the last digit is somewhat obscured) on one side of the shank’s interior. The other side shows a ghost mark of a long-lost stamp. 
  • Era: This ring matches US and UK based jeweler’s catalogs from 1880 to the 1890s, informing our estimated date of 1880-1890. Even though we suggest these findings from our years of honed expertise, identification techniques and extensive professional research, it must be noted that without knowing an exact provenance, we cannot conclusively determine this ring’s exact timeline or its precise origins. 
  • Buyer Notes: This ring is a superb example of late Victorian jewelry design, fabricated in high purity gold and encrusted with high quality diamonds. Its simple aesthetic maintains a crispness and clarity despite being affectionately enjoyed for up to about 140 years. It is smooth and notably comfortable to wear, just heavy enough to remind the wearer of the ring’s presence, but not so heavy that it is clunky. Indeed, this ring is a fabulous find, a relic of an iconic era, opulent in its constitution and sophisticated in both a stack and flying solo.

Specifications:

  • Center Stone Type: Diamond
  • Center Stone Count: Five (5)
  • Center Stone Dimensions: 1.79 x 1.57 x 1.21 mm; 2.44 x 2.23 x 2.02 mm; 2.75 x 2.63 x 2.00 mm; 2.27 x 2.31 x 1.93 mm; 1.74 x 1.52 x 1.34 mm
  • Center Stone Carat Weight: By formula and in coordination with the above dimensions, 0.025 ct; 0.072 ct; 0.096 ct; 0.079 ct; 0.022 ct; total together = 0.29 ctw
  • Center Stone Shape: Old European cut (with open culets and tall crowns)
  • Center Stone Color: F-G
  • Center Stone Clarity: VS2

The Story:

Whimsical and utterly romantic, this diamond ring is a superior relic of the late Victorian era. Based on period jewelry catalogs by famed US and UK based goldsmiths and jewelry houses, this ring dates to between 1880 and 1890, likely just before the turn of the century. It boasts a crisp, alluringly simplistic and practical design that slides on like butter and hugs the finger in ultimate low-profile comfort. The face of the ring is something of a take on the bypass style ring, which itself is a variation of the toi et moi style ring.

Both of these iconic styles are recognized by the way that their stones are set: usually at an angle, the featured gems are made to appear as if they are ‘embracing’, a distinct jewelry style that was first introduced when Napoleon Bonaparte proposed to Josephine de Beauharnais in 1796. Their rather scandalous engagement is remembered most by the inseparable passion of the couple, as so conveyed in the design of Josephine’s engagement ring. Toi et mois and their bypass derivatives represent ‘you and me’, as the French translation goes, and is symbolic of unity and partnered hearts. The present Victorian ring exhibits a magical modification to this aforementioned side swept design, and displays five stones rather than two, a sum that rose to popularity (along with seven stone rings) during this transitional period into the 20th century. 

The marquise shape of the mounting hearkens to silhouettes found in nature, and almost feels like a leaf unfurling to reveal an arrangement of diamonds like dew drops. Continuing this motif to the shoulders, a pair of doubled swirls burst unwind their tendrils to frame the marquise mount, both sides finished with a single leaf shaped finial. The effect is one of enchanting playfulness, with Mother Nature as its muse. Truly reflective of the evolving designs of the era, one can perceive the forward-looking leanings toward Edwardian femininity as well as the strong geometries of the subsequent Art Deco movement.

Perhaps most captivating of all is the shared exceptional quality of the diamonds herein, each one F-G in color and VS2 in clarity, causing this spread to be wildly sparkling and very bright white against the butteriness of the gold setting. These diamonds were composed to taper from end to end, the largest of the five stones set in the middle. The diamonds were cut, faceted and polished by hand over 130 years ago, and are beautifully crafted. The facet joints are relatively clean and the diamonds each explode in height, with desirably tall crowns that soar above the height of the ring face. Their scale also allows light to dance in and through the stones to amplify their sparkle.

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