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French Antique Natural Ruby Old Mine Cut DIAMOND Halo Ring 18k Gold PLATINUM Oval

French Antique Natural Ruby Old Mine Cut DIAMOND Halo Ring 18k Gold PLATINUM Oval

Regular price $1,694.00 USD
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THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT ~
Type: Ring
Materials: 18k Gold, Diamond, Ruby, Platinum
Size: 5
Era: Victorian (1837-1901)

 

ABOUT:

Beautiful natural ruby and old mine cut diamond halo ring in 18k gold. The center ruby is a uniquely cut oval surrounded by the platinum halo which is set with the old mine cuts with lovely milgrain detailing. This is then adorned by an additional halo of natural rubies in round milgrain bezels giving it a sort of scalloped garland outline. Large size footprint on the finger with beautiful berry pink color and sparkle. The shank is ribbed with little rose cuts at each shoulder for additional sparkle.

No hallmarks remain but sold to me from a reputable source in France and tested to confirm.

One of the small rubies has a chip with flakes of loss to the surface but still appears round to the eye. You can see the unevenness if you study the surface in a reflection. Some very faint abrasions to the other rubies but a lovely shine and sparkle. The center ruby has a tiny nibble to the edge of the facet again seen mostly under magnification. Diamonds look perfect. Some wear to the outline bezels of the ruby halo from years and years of rubbing against the adjacent finger. Wear you would expect to see on a piece of this age, but all the stones are stable. Evidence of a sizing to the back of the shank where the seam and solder is present.

Antique box not included.

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:

Currently a size 5. Ring face is 18x14mm. The center ruby is 6.5 by 3.7mm. the diamonds are about 1.3mm. It weighs 4.15 grams.

IMPORTANT CONDITION NOTES:

Please note that all my pieces are pre-owned and in estate condition. They will have patina, surface wear, a few small nicks. These pieces may also have evidence of a sizing, some build up around the stones and / or inclusions seen under magnification, typical for antique pieces. I have mentioned any noticeable issues above and they are all still wearable and eager to be loved and accepted for many years to come, (the preservation of antique jewelry, even those with signs of their age and history, is important to me. : )
But - Please note due to age, this piece is not in mint condition. Pictures also serve as part of the description and condition report so please utilize the zoom feature which will magnify any wear significantly more than what is visible to the eye while wearing : )

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