An unusual example of an early cluster ring, this classic finger bauble marks the period of the mid-18th century in form, construction, and materials.
Eight flat-cut almandine garnets are placed as petals around a flower. Purple and wine hues glisten and are foiled beneath for added soft shimmer. At the center, a baroque natural saltwater pearl shows off a frame of notched gold.
Rose-cut diamonds come in a range of shapes but their commonality is in their flat bases, irregular perimeters (for antique ones), and often one or two layers of facets. Two tiers of facets are evident in the two larger diamonds, and one in the two smaller ones.
At the reverse of the top area is silver with an engraved cross-hatched pattern.
The setting is silver which was the only white precious metal in use during the period, and 9k yellow gold for the shank and the surround of the pearl. Organically inspired, the band displays intertwined leaves all the way around.
Due to its great age, this is not recommended for daily wear or as an engagement ring.
A beautiful example of an early cluster ring, this is a classic example of the period (around 1790-1800) in form, construction, and materials.
Antique box is for illustration purposes only. All purchases come with a beautiful, hand-made Italian gift box and bow.
Important: Foiled jewelry should not be exposed to water for extended periods of time nor soaked in any other liquid. In addition, avoid steam or ultrasonic cleaning.