We absolutely adore this sweet Victorian ring.
Made in England circa 1860 in buttery 18 carat yellow gold, it features the natural vibrant blue turquoise and an amazing oval old cut diamond, always a stunning combination. Just look at that fine, scrolled shank, it is not a snake ring but has that vibe for sure, ribbon like swirls all over. She would have been made by hand and tool and despite that the craftsmanship is very precise. Do please flick through the photos to see what I mean. She wasn't hallmarked as often was the case back then, but she has been professionally tested now. The oval diamond is so unusual and precious, a delightful shape, measuring 2.52 x 1.14 mm and weighing in at an estimated 0.14 carats. It is clean and is estimated I colour. It shows two tiny nicks to the table/crown facet edges only visible under a great magnification. In fact you can't even see them in our photos, which are highly magnified. The top of the ring measures 0.68 inches across the finger and 0.28 inches north to south. She sits 2.58 mm off the finger. This darling weighs 1.9 grams. Currently a size US 6 1/8 - 6 1/4 (UK M 1/4 - M 1/2) it was previously sized up a bit and she can be sized again. Apart from the previous sizing, this ring shows some repair to one of the scrolled edges and one scroll on the shoulder has come away. We always try for as best condition as possible but of course these rings have lived a bit of a life so it is only understandable... they are over 100 yrs old after all!!
We love .... the strong, striking colour contrast of rich, yellow gold and the superb turquoise blue, with that gentle twinkle of the diamond....the shape and form so unusual.... What do you think? Has she charmed you as much as did us?
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Antique Victorian Turquoise And Diamond Ring Circa 1860