Presenting a stunning Renaissance Revival style ring with old European cut natural fancy Champagne Diamonds and old European cut natural white diamonds. All 3 rows are tightly set in 14 KT Yellow Gold. The rows have a slight curve to the shape so it molds to the shape of your finger. These rings were popular in the late Victorian era in England circa 1880 - 1912.
The center row consists of old European cut natural fancy Champagne Diamonds. These appear to be channel set, but are held with a thin metal wire support beneath the girdle with open backs under each diamond. These 4 natural old European cut fancy champagne Diamonds measure 3.9mm to 4.2mm for an average of 4mm or .25 carats each. The total carat weight for the fancy champagne diamonds is 1 carat.
Surrounded on each side are 2 rows of old European cut white Diamonds with single prong settings on the outside of the row and channel set on the inside of the row with a thin metal wire support beneath the girdle with open backs under each diamond. These 22 natural old European cut white Diamonds measure 1.9mm to 2.2mm for an average of 2mm or .03 carats each. The total carat weight by measure for the white diamonds is .66 carats. The shank measures .325" and the band tapers to back at .125". The ring weighs 4.7 grams and is a size 5.5.
The total carat weight by measure is 1.66 carats. The Center deep natural champagne Diamonds range in the VS2 -SI1 grade. The two outer rows of 22 white diamonds range in the VS2 - I1 grade.
This ring is in excellent antique condition with no blemishes or repairs. It is visibly hallmarked 14K for 585 yellow gold and CG for esteemed artist Carlo Giuliano . A Presidium Duo Gem tester is used to verify all gemstones. JSP testing solution and a Mizar Gold tester is used to verify precious metals. This item was microscopically examined. The stones were acetone tested for color fastness.
No nineteenth-century lady of fashion on her European tour would consider her tour complete without calling in London at Giuliano's Picadilly shop or Italy in Castellani's shop near the Spanish Steps to acquire one of the famous pieces of Italian Archaeological jewellery offered there.
Carlo Giuliano (1852-1895) managed the Paris and London branches of Castellani and of his son Arthur. The interest in these two firms lies both in their use of a fascinating range of materials and techniques and in their interpretation of antique sources to create jewellery in the spirit of nineteenth-century eclecticism. The Giuliano family of jewellers came from Naples and are well known for their work in jewelry simulating antique and Renaissance styles.
The best known is Carlo Giuliano (1831-95) who worked in Naples for Alessandro Castellani and was established by him in London as a branch of the Casa Castellani. He soon left Castellani and from 1867 worked for Robert Phillips, Harry Emanuel, Hunt & Roskell, and Hancocks, prominent London jewellers. In 1875 he set up his own workshop as goldsmith, doing creative work in adapting designs of Renaissance style and developing new techniques.
The business of Carlo in Picadilly was inherited by his sons, Carlo and Arthur, who moved in 1912 to 48 Knightsbridge, continuing there until 1914, but selling there less accomplished pieces. Their mark was C & A G; that of Carlo Giuliano was C G.
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