Edwardian Ruby & Diamond Heart Ring
All tied up with a diamond-studded silver ribbon is the iconic figural heart which rests upon a bed of silver-topped 18k yellow gold.
Encrusted with a mix of mostly old mine cut and a few single cut diamonds (all ranging in size from about .01 to .04 carats), the center is pierced with a rich red ruby cabochon (3 mm by 3.5 mm). The diamonds, forty-two (42) in all, have a total estimated diamond weight of .70 points. A silken 18k yellow gold band wraps this gift of joy securely around your finger.
Measurements: 11/16 of an inch (1.8 cm) north to south on finger by 7/16 of an inch (1.1 cm) in width by 3/16 of an inch (0.4 cm) in height. The band is 1/16 of an inch (0.2 cm) in width. This antique ring has weight of 4.1 grams (2.6 dwt).
Ring Size: US 8 (UK P-1/2; Euro 18, 57.5 mm) and can easily be sized.
Hallmarks: 18 ct for 18k
Condition: Very good; one diamond may have been replaced; light wear to the shank commensurate with age and use.
Date & Origin: Circa 1900 and is English in origin.
Note: All diamond and gemstone weights are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.