This wonderful rose diamond and natural pearl half hoop ring was created in Victorian England around 1840 -1860.
It features a graduated half hoop design, with five luminously creamy white pearls interspersed by ten twinkly rose cut diamonds. The pearls measure between 5.7 to 3.6 mm, biggest to smallest. The ring top measures 0.766 inches across the finger and the width is 0.24 inches. The setting is closed backed and the shank beautifully ribbed. It weighs 3.8 grams. The ring is US size 6 1/2, UK size N and could be sized a little by a skilled jeweller, as the ribbing goes all around the shank. It is not hallmark and carefully acid tested to 15 carat gold. The rich yellow of it sets the pearls off fabulously and the delicate grey of the rose cut diamonds provides the sparkling contrast. There is a softness of colours and the finesse of the design creating the sublimely luxurious feel and the timeless elegance ……..and no wonder.
Pearls and diamonds were one of the most popular combinations for engagement and wedding jewellery pre 1930's when the diamonds took over. For the romantic and sentimental Victorians they were a symbol of innocence and purity as well as of the cosmic harmony. It's shape lends itself to be worn alone as well as with a wedding band, a diamond Eternity ring or with so many different gemstone rings for your stacking combinations. Cosmic harmony indeed……….
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Antique Victorian Natural Split Pearl And Rose Diamond Half Hoop Stacking 15 Carat Gold Ring