Victorian Topaz & Diamond Ring
An oval faceted topaz queen of about 2.3 carats (7 mm by 12 mm high) rests upon a throne of 18k rose gold. Surrounded by twelve (12) old mine cut diamonds (varying in size from approximately .03 to .05 carats), these members of her royal court have a total estimated diamond weight just shy of ½ or .50 of a carat. Almost ethereal, the rich amber-hued Lady sports beautifully appointed shoulders that display classical Greek-like lintels and engraved scroll and floral motifs. A most regal antique Victorian ring.
Measurements: 5/8 of an inch (1.6 cm) across and rises up just shy of ¼ of an inch (0.5 cm) from the finger. Has a weight of 4.2 grams. Band is 3/16 of an inch (0.5 cm) at the widest. Currently a size US 6-1/4 (British L-1/2; Euro 16.75, 53 mm) and can be sized to fit most.
Date: Circa 1880 – 1890
Note: All diamond and gemstone weights are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.