Victorian Red Spinel Flower Form Halo Ring
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A lovely, antique, flower-form cluster ring, modeled in 18k yellow gold and silver, whose primary gem is a natural, cushion-cut red spinel (unheated, Burma). This vivid, true-red gem is held in a series of eleven tapering, claw-like prongs, where it is surrounded by eleven bezel-set, old mine cut diamonds. The ring's silver, square-round bezels were individually formed to hold each of these chunky old cut diamonds, and we especially love the way they come together to create the ring head's charming, scalloped edge! This ring's flower-like head sits atop its pierced, yellow gold under-gallery. Its yellow gold shank is pinched at the cathedral shoulder and it widens toward the base. This ring has wonderful proportions, and it is very flattering in wear— it would make an outstanding engagement ring!
Historically, red spinel was often sold as ruby, and we think it sometimes outperforms ruby in color and brilliance— this sparkling, highly-saturated spinel is a heartbreaker! This ring ships with a GIA report indicating that the spinel is natural and untreated.
US 5 1/4
This ring can be resized (down to US 4 and up to size 8 1/4). Resizing for this ring is complimentary (just leave your desired size in the notes at checkout).
Ring face measures approx 11.8 x 11.5 mm; rise is approx 4.7 mm; shank measures approx 1.9 mm at the base; spinel (1) measures 5.98 x 5.93 (weight is 1.17 carats); diamonds (11) measure approx 2 mm; diamond CTW is approx .75 carats.
An old mine cut diamond is characterized by its off-round shape, small table, steep crown facets, and open culet. While it's technically true that all diamonds are unique, old, hand-cut diamonds have truly unique qualities, and a soulfulness that can't be matched by contemporary diamonds.