Antique Ruby & Diamond Cluster Ring
Although just a single bloom of a ruby surrounded with sparkling white diamond petals, the late 19th century cluster ring presents as a grand bouquet replete with gem-studded foliage. Yellow gold of 18k provides the perfect vase to display this gorgeous flower expression.
The fiery glow of sixteen (16) old mine cut diamonds with a total estimated diamond weight of .55 carats, color H-I and clarity VS1-SI have been paired with a faceted rich red natural ruby. A trio of old mine cut diamonds on each of the shoulders creates a classical sense of symmetry and lushness for the antique floral arrangement.
Measurements: 3/8 of an inch (0.9 cm) north to south on the hand by 11/16 of an inch (1.8 cm) in width and rises 1/4 of an inch (0.6 cm) off of finger. This antique ring has a weight of 3.0 grams (1.9 dwt).
Ring Size: US 6-1/2 (UK M-1/2; Euro 17, 54 mm) and can easily be sized.
Condition: Excellent; one diamond has a large internal flaw.
Date: Circa 1890
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.