Full hallmarking of an item of jewelry gives us so much information. Originally marks were a way to guarantee that silver or gold had been assayed (tested) to meet an acceptable level of fineness.
It also imparts its history, where the piece of jewelry was manufactured or made as well as the date of manufacture.
This lovely petite flower cluster ring shows us its English origins from the city of Birmingham, that it is truly crafted from 18k gold and that it was made in 1963.
Delightful contrast of both white and yellow gold for the mounting, the ring features seven single cut diamonds, total weight of .14 carats (H-I color; SI1-2 clarity).
The diamonds are all set in white gold…giving a visual impression of a larger size than actual as the boundaries of the gems and the mounting tend to blend. Scalloped perimeter, with its graceful curves, imparts a feminine twist.
Yellow gold of 14k is used for a low-profile gallery of minimal open work, split shoulders and a slender shank.