Petals of Gold: Victorian Diamond Ring
An old mine cut diamond estimated at .22 carats gracefully sits upon a raised 14k rose gold throne in the guise of an open-petal flower. Mounted in a high open backed claw setting, this diamond gem of a queen reigns with I-J color and VSI clarity. With raised trumpet-like shoulders, the shank gradually descends and concludes in a smooth unadorned band of gold forming an antique ring which shines delicate in look and petite in scale.
Measures more than ¼ of an inch (0.7 cm) at the widest and rises off finger ¼ of an inch (0.6 cm). This antique ring weighs 1.8 grams. Currently a size US 6-1/4 (British L-1/2 to M; Euro 16.50 - 16.75, 52.5 mm) and can be easily sized up or down. In very good to excellent condition; minute edge wear on stone; light overall wear on mount. Dates to circa 1890.
Historical Notes: The Victorians were besotted with romance and nature and their jewelry designs reflected these sentiments. The use of flowers and floral motifs were one of the reoccurring motifs found in jewels of this era.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.