Turn of the 20th C. Moonstone Diamond Ring
Sacred as the Ganges itself, the moonstone has been held in veneration for thousands of years by the devotees of Hinduism. Its mysterious sheen and watery clarity is said to resemble the reflection of moonlight on the waters of the holy river.
Cut en cabochon, a gleaming oval moonstone of an estimated 1.5 carats is framed with a surround of fifteen (15) old mine cut diamonds each about .03 to .04 points for a total estimated diamond weight of more than ½ carat.
As a single glowing band of light swirls across the surface of the moonstone, tiny prisms of color reflect from each facet of the ring of sparkling diamonds creating a corona of splendor all set within a 14 k yellow gold mount.
Measurements: 5/8 of an inch (1.6 cm) in width north to south on the hand and rises just shy of 1/4 of an inch (0.6 cm) off the finger. Weight of 3.2 grams (2.1 dwt).
Ring Size: US 5-5/8 (UK K-1/2; Euro 16.125, 51 mm) and can be easily sized. Ring sizing information.
Condition: Excellent; light wear overall commensurate with age and use.
Date: Circa 1900
Note: All diamond and gemstone weights are approximate as the stones have not been removed in order to preserve the integrity of the setting.