Three Domed Rose Cut Diamond Ring
Most likely Spanish in origin and crafted circa 1680-1700, this is a superb example of an early ring. Of three domes, the central dome is worked in deeply chased cusps archetypal of the 17th century. Each rounded form is set with rose cut diamonds. Foiled and closed back, each diamond is carefully placed deep within the silver and then the silver is actually rubbed over the stone. The shank is rose gold and has a radiating line pattern on the back of the main dome also seen frequently in rings of this era. All hand worked, you can almost feel the careworn hands which lovingly tooled and shaped this ring to grace an aristocrat’s finger. Measures at the widest 3/8 of an inch (1 cm) and rises off the finger an impressive 1/4 of an inch (0.6 cm). Size US 5-1/4 (UK J-3/4; Euro 16). Condition is very good with general wear as expected. And around the central stone’s mount and an early evidence of ring sizing. Wear to the area around central stone.