A most arresting ring of 18k yellow gold hails from the Victorian era. Most definitely part of the ruling class with a .65 carat sugarloaf cabochon blue moonstone the center of the universe of this design.
Revolving around the moonstone are arcs of black enamel on a circular surface of yellow gold interposed at the cardinal points are four (4) old mine cut diamonds, each .04 carats set in bezels.
Each side of the matrix is flanked by a column of gold appointed with stripes of black enamel. Bifurcating each column is a gold lintel set with three diamonds apiece (five rose cuts, .01 carat each and one rose cut of .02 carats, total of .07 carats).
Trumpet shaped shoulders sport two (2) old mine cut diamonds, total of .08 carats in trefoil bezels. Decorative engravings adorn the sides of the shank. In all, twelve (12) diamonds with a total weight of .27 carats (I-K color; SI1-3 clarity) dot this antique ring.