Inspired Georgian Diamond Cluster Ring
The cluster ring is timeless. Newman’s “An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry” defines it as a type of ring embellished with several gemstones in the form of one large central stone framed by a number of smaller ones.
There is not a scintilla of doubt that this antique Georgian ring is in that category. A cluster of eleven (11) old mine cut diamonds with a total diamond weight of approximately .35 carats has been mounted into a closed back setting of 22k yellow gold. This effect has created a very feminine ring that although petite in scale is grand in impact with an intense concentration of fiery brilliance. The reverse of the ring is a locket that has, unfortunately, lost its original glass cover. Bifurcated shoulders are ornamented with botanically-inspired embossing of foliate designs.
Measures ½ of an inch (1.3 cm) in diameter and rises ¼ of an inch (0.7 cm) from the finger. Has a weight of 5.5 grams.
Size: US 6-1/2 (British M-1/2; Euro 17, 54 mm) and can be sized.
In very good condition; light to medium wear to shank; one stone possibly replaced or reinforced. Dates to circa 1820 and is English in origin.
Note: All diamond weights are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Important: This ring should not be exposed to any liquids, water, cleaning products or harsh chemicals due to the foil backed gems. If considering this as an engagement ring, please keep this in mind.