Fantastisch! Rose Cut Diamond Cluster Ring
Time 1840; Setting: A royal manse in the heart of England. Focus on the waist coat of the courtier and see diamond buttons glint in the candle light. Violins swell then halt as the gowns with slipper red feet pause to catch breaths after the orchestra completes the lively Cotillion.
Leap to 1870: Reaching into the grand but warped and dusty cupboard, a hand reaches in and discovers a box of...diamond buttons! Neatly arranged in a row on a velvet interior, the case is opened and quickly closed with a neat click while marveling at this unexpected fortune. Maman quickly gets word that the jeweler is to be called in haste as rings must be made for her daughter – after all, they are of marriageable age.
Germany circa 1890: The cobblestones of Die Strasse are lightly powdered with snowfall. Dresses are lifted to avoid sodden hems. One must pass the shop of Gerr Frihulanter Hofjuwelier (the illustrious court jewelers to His Majesty the Emperor) to peer inside the glass at look the glittering display on the way to the dressmaker. A woman steps into the shop offhandedly to inquire about the diamond ring she has glimpsed in that precious leather box with the green and cream interior....
Fast forward to today: The party is at its crescendo the skyhigh loft packed with all those "wanting to be seen" divine creatures. Voices are silent and above the ambient vibe collective breaths are heard and then the staccato chatter begins… as others implore you to remove it from your finger so they too can try it on.
If only these gems could talk...
Large and exceptionally showy, the entire surface of this treasure is a multi-level extravaganza of glitter with all rose cut diamonds visually the ring looks as though it is a 3 carat diamond ring! Diamonds spread out in tiers of dazzle of more than over 7/8 of an inch across – or nearly 1 inch (2.3 mm).
There are thirty-two (32) in the outer orbit with sixteen (16) each appearing to be .04 -.05 carats. Again, sixteen (16) more about .01 -.02 carats with the eight (8) in the middle tier each appearing to be visually the size of .14 -.15 carats. The center one visually appears as a .90 carat diamond. As rose cuts are cut with flat back, the actual diamond weight is estimated at 2.6 carats. All foiled and set into closed backs in silver with a 14k yellow gold shank.
Accompanied by an antique box of brown leather with interior of Kelly green and cream velvet. On top is a silvered metal crown. The box reads “Gebr. Friedländer; Hofjuwelier, Sr. Maj. des Kaisers; Berlin”. The name of the jeweler is first, then court jewelers to the Emperor and the city of Berlin).
Date: Circa 1840 for the center, circa 1890 for the shank.
Important: This ring should not be in water for an extended period nor exposed to any other liquids, cleaning products or harsh chemicals. If considering as an engagement ring, please keep this in mind.
Measurements: 7/8 of an inch (2.3 cm) in length north to south on the hand and rises 3/8 of an inch (1.0 cm) in height off the finger. Weight of 9.9 grams (6.4 dwt).
Ring Size: US 6-1/4 (UK M; Euro or Int. Circum. 52.5 mm; Int. Dia. 16.7 mm; Japan 12) and easily can be sized to fit most. Ring sizing information.
Condition: This appears to be an early diamond button later but long ago converted to a ring; one of the smallest diamonds replaced.
Note: Diamond weights are approximated by measurement and formula and may vary from actual if removed. All gemstones and diamonds are tested in our gemological laboratory. All metals are acid tested.
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