Antique Engagement Ring | Rubies & Seed Pearls 15ct Gold Victorian Ring | 1883 English Hallmarks - Small - US Size 5 3/8 | UK Size K 1/2


A romantic Victorian ring in the Gothic Revival style popular during that era, this beautiful piece is fit for a medieval princess.

The ring is polished yellow gold set with five luscious rubies and a border of seed pearls, a classic combination that is timelessly beautiful.

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The ring is made from 15 carat gold with a full set of hallmarks inside. The stamps are worn (readable with a loupe) for Birmingham, England and the year 1883. Note that 15ct gold was rarely used after 1932.

The Stones:
The rubies are a lovely deep pink, well matched for color
The seed pearls are tiny and reflect a silvery rainbow of color with hand movement and change of light

Ring Size: Smaller in size - US Size 5 3/8 or UK Size K 1/2

The gem focal measures 8.5mms North/South and is approximately 16mm wide.
The inside diameter of the ring is 16.1mm.
The narrowest part of the band measures 3mm wide at the back.
The top of the focal sits 2mm above the hand.

Weight: 2.3gms. The ring is light as per the style of the era but very, very strong.

Age: 1883 (135 years of age)

Condition: Very, very good. Stones are firmly set and the pearls channel set at a lower level giving great protection. The ring band is perfectly round and though worn, there is good thickness to the band.
One proviso as follows:
There are five original apertures under the focal to allow light into the rubies - one of these has been further opened, possibly to allow access to the ruby. Under a strong magnification a jeweler's signature can be seen so this has been professionally checked. Image #5 of the underside shows this and the ring is priced accordingly.

Janne's observations:
I could not resist this romantic ring, truly for the hand of a princess.

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