This is an extraordinary antique ring dating from the early 20th century. It is rendered in opulent 18 karat gold and boasts five brilliant diamonds, with an approximate total carat weight of .12.
The gems are set in a row; each under gallery is open, allowing light to travel through and sparkle on every facet. Both sides of the upper shanks feature upward curling scrolls which provide a minimal but elegant decoration.
There a number of maker's marks on the interior of the band, the first of which is the crown, indicating the ring was manufactured in England. This is followed by an "18" for the gold content.
Next the symbol of the Chester assay office: a shield bearing the symbol of three sheaves of wheat surrounding a sword.
The last in the four stamp sequence is the date mark, which corresponds to 1908. There is another oblong mark as well as the number "348".
Though it exhibits some expected wear commensurate with its age, the ring is in otherwise very good condition.
Measurements: Size: 5 ¾ Face: 17 ½mm long, 5mm wide Upper shanks: 3mm wide Lower band: 2mm wide Weight: 3.4 grams (0.12 oz)
Item ID: 5456
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