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Stunning c.1900 18k Amethyst and Diamond Ring
Nothing sparkles quite like an old European cut diamond. This gorgeous deep hued amethyst is surrounded by the liveliest of stones, from a time when diamonds had to sparkle in the delicate glow of candlelight. A raised gallery and culets cut into the bottom of each stone, allows every facet to capture the light in a flash of brilliance. Regal is the word that comes to mind when I look at the way the light plays on this turn of the century gem.
While it bears no marks the gold tests as 18k. It weighs 3.1 grams and is currently a US size 5 and 1/2. It could easily be sized up or down several sizes. The amethyst measures 8.1 x 6.1 x 3.8 mm, and has a calculated weight of 1.0 carats + or - 5%. My experience tells me that if it were out and weighed it would be almost precisely 1 carat, as gemstones from this period were often cut to exact specifications for weight and proportion.
The twelve old European cut diamonds vary slightly in measurement, ranging from 2.75 x 2.75 x 2.25 to 3.0 x 3.0 x 2.5 mm, and range in calculated weight from .13 to .17 carats. The total approximate weight for all twelve would be roughly 1.8 carats.
A wonderful alternative to a traditional engagement ring, this would also make a great right hand ring.
A Message From Victoria:
The dollar is strong in Europe and I've found so many wonderful, affordable, and truly lovely pieces of Antique and Estate Jewelry that I've decided to put them all up as quickly as possible. These are fantastic pieces and I've priced them as low as I possibly can.
While I will attempt to provide you with some basic information, I will not be doing quite as in-depth detail on some of these items as I might like to. However, I have lots more to say, and would be happy to answer any questions about them, please don't hesitate to ask!
All of my items include FREE SHIPPING via USPS Priority Mail for items under $1000, via UPS Second Day Air for items $1000-5000, or via UPS Next Day Air for items over $5000. (You are always welcome to upgrade your shipping for a fee). Sorry, this offer is limited only to customers in the US. If you are having a piece mailed to an address outside the US, please be advised the your shipment may require the payment of import tax, please look into it before ordering so you know what your true cost will be.
Please note that as I am trying to get get these items up fast, I have not cleaned or polished any items. I will certainly have my jeweler clean all appropriate items before they are sent out (some items should not be cleaned and I will note this upon purchase). Also, sizing is available on most rings unless otherwise noted. There is a nominal charge and it will add about a day to when the order goes out (sizing is included in any purchase over $2,500). Please inquire if you would like your ring sized.
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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Gold and Amethyst, Size: 5.5
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Victoria Sterling, Middleton, WI
Direct Importers of Fine English and French Antique and Estate Jewelry
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