Infinite Circle - Antique Diamond Cluster Ring
One is immediately taken aback upon seeing any great amass of gems. When those precious stones are diamonds a hush falls over the room, mouths open and the only sound heard is a collective intake of breathe.
Cluster rings by definition group together gemstones. Here is an example of a large Victorian period ring nestling fifty-one (51) rose cut diamonds ranging in size from .03 carats to .30 points visually as this specific cut is wide but not deep and gives maximum impact for the weight. Although the actual estimated total diamond weight is closer to 2 carats, the ring visually “reads” as would a 3.75 carat diamond ring of shimmering prismatic coloration.
Set open back in silver to increase the already large perceptible image, the crimped edge collets add a fine textural detail. The 18k yellow gold scrolled gallery is ornate in both design and embellishment and is well paired with the 18k yellow gold engraved scalloped shank ornamented with silver floral appointments. Typical of work of the late 19th century, this gallery is a small artwork unto itself.
Measurements: 1-1/16 of an inch (2.6 cm) in diameter and rises 5/16 of an inch (0.7 cm) off the finger. This antique ring has a weight of the ring is 10.6 grams (6.8 dwt).
Ring Size: US 5-3/4 (UK K-1/2; Euro 16.25, 51.25 mm) and can easily be sized to fit almost any hand.
Condition: Excellent to mint
Date: Circa 1880 - 1890.
Overall Scale: Very large
Note: All diamond weights are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.