Victorian Diamond Cluster Ring
During the Victorian era cluster rings were sometimes referred to as flower rings. A floral cluster of a centered .50 carats (K-L color; SI1-3 clarity) old mine cut diamond is surrounded by eight (8) old mine cut diamonds of approximately .12 carats for an estimated total diamond weight of 1.46 carats.
The gemstones are crown set with silver tips in an 18k yellow gold mount with a lovely pierced and open work under gallery. Gently tapering shoulders are each accented with four vertical bands and then transition into a seamless antique gold shank.
Measurements: ½ of an inch (1.3 cm) in diameter and rises 3/16 of an inch (0.5 cm) off the finger.
Ring Size: US 5-1/2 (UK K 1/2; Euro 16.25; 51 mm) and can be easily sized. Weight of 4.3 grams (2.8 dwt). Ring sizing information.
Hallmarks: Maker's mark of M & B and a mark possibly of "M".
Condition: Good; two accent diamonds have small edge wear or chips; central diamond has a bit of edge wear and side chips all visible with a loupe or very close inspection; a few appear to have been re-tipped for security.
Date: Circa 1880 and possibly English in origin.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate as the stones have not been removed in order to preserve the integrity of the setting.