Victorian Rose Cut Diamond Flower Form Cluster Ring in 14k Gold

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Victorian Rose Cut Diamond Flower Form Cluster Ring in 14k Gold
Victorian Rose Cut Diamond Flower Form Cluster Ring in 14k Gold
Victorian Rose Cut Diamond Flower Form Cluster Ring in 14k Gold
Victorian Rose Cut Diamond Flower Form Cluster Ring in 14k Gold
Victorian Rose Cut Diamond Flower Form Cluster Ring in 14k Gold

A Victorian-era flower-form ring, made in 14k rose gold and set with nine old, rose-cut diamonds. These dutch roses are held in hand made bezels; the settings are closed-back; eight smaller diamonds encircle a larger center stone. This ring has a pierced gallery, and the head sits atop a band with split, curled shoulders. This would make a lovely alternative engagement ring or anniversary gift. These diamonds face-up larger than contemporary cuts of equal carat weight, and this ring has a significant presence in wear. 

Materials

14k gold
Diamond

Age

c. 1890 - 1900

Condition 

Excellent. The center stone has an abrasion that is visible under magnification.

Size

US 6 3/4

Dimensions

Ring head measures approx 10.1 mm in diameter. Shank measures approx 8.25 mm at the shoulder, and tapers to 1.8 mm at the back. Center diamond measures approx 5.2 mm, and is roughly 0.35 carats. Total carat weight throughout (estimated with formula) is 0.96.

Notes

These old diamonds vary in color and clarity, and are from a time when people did not expect to see ultra-white, heavily-faceted diamonds. Rose cuts have big facets and a soulful, mirror-like sparkle that many of us prefer to contemporary cuts. Photos are highly magnified and will exaggerate flaws— these stones read silvery-white in wear. 

 

Victorian Rose Cut Diamond Flower Form Cluster Ring in 14k Gold
Victorian Rose Cut Diamond Flower Form Cluster Ring in 14k Gold
Victorian Rose Cut Diamond Flower Form Cluster Ring in 14k Gold
Victorian Rose Cut Diamond Flower Form Cluster Ring in 14k Gold
Victorian Rose Cut Diamond Flower Form Cluster Ring in 14k Gold