Dating to c.1850-1860, this sumptuous Victorian ring is an exquisite example of fine Tudor Revival jewelry! This ring comes from my own private collection of antique jewelry, but I have reluctantly decided to "de-access" it for the consideration of my Ruby Lane holiday shoppers!
The Tudor Revival enjoyed a short but influential era in fashionable jewelry between 1845-1860. This luscious jewel is set with 24 sparkling rose-cut diamonds weighing approx. 1-2 pts. each, with a deep green emerald paste of approx. 10 pts. nested in its own gold bezel in the center! The diamonds are all claw- and collet-set in sterling silver (unmarked but tested). The diamonds are set open at the back in a beautiful openwork gallery, and the back of the bezel is washed in 15k gold. The bezel of the ring measures 5/8" x 5/8" and is gently curved at the back to comfortably hug the finger.
The 15k gold shank is fluted at the back, and forked at the shoulders with an addition of an applied silver leaf on each side. This ring is substantial, weighing in at 5.5 grams! This ring is currently a petite size 3 1/2, but the plainness of the rear of the shank would allow for easy up-sizing by a good lapidary at little cost. Whether worn on the pinky or enlarged, this ring really makes a statement without overwhelming - the 24 diamonds have wonderful glitter, and the overall effect is amazing! Total diamond weight of just at 1/2 carat!
If you love the finest in antique jewelry, this Tudor delight will make a wonderful and highly wearable addition to your collection! It would also make a romantic Christmas gift for any lady! This ring will be shipped in a gift box suitable for storing or giving. Do not miss beautiful jewel; I do not expect to ever find another like it!
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