What a beautiful ring this is. i've had it since October, but have not listed it because I meant to keep it for myself. I was looking for a band like this one, but alas, this one is really too big for my 5 and /4 size ring finger, so I have decided, reluctantly, to list it. It is a 5 stone cluster, with closed backed setting, crafted in an 18 carat, unmarked but tested, shank. The diamonds are set in silver as they always were during that period. The ring is a size 6 and 1/4, but could be resized by someone used to working on antique jewelry, keeping in mind that the 5 diamond spread needs to fit across the finger, and not go over. Although we can not weigh rose cut diamonds the way we would weigh modern diamonds, the center diamond is the size of a 1.25 carat stone, so there is quite a lot of diamond power is this ring, and the stones do sparkle. The total weight of the ring is 1.8 grams. I would really like to keep this one, but guess I will wait until I find one that fits my finger, and that the diamond spread does not overlap the front of my finger. It is in excellent condition, and circa 1860.
Rose Cut Diamond Cluster Ring, Victorian