- Victorian Turquoise and Diamond Ring
- c. 1860-1880
- 14k rose gold, Persian turquoise, 24 old mine-cut diamonds with a total weight of approximately 1 carat
One of the most striking and most wonderful pieces we have ever come across, this megawatt Victorian engagement ring features graduated-size Persian turquoise cabochons ringed by nearly a carat of glittering, brilliantly clear old mine-cut diamonds. A beautiful and ornate gallery showcases an almost thorn-like hedge of the delicate and artistic prongs we love so much in antique jewelery.
The color and size matching of these top-color antique turquoise is absolutely unprecedented; we have never seen a ring with such perfectly suited stones and such a balanced design. This perfect shade of true turquoise blue is rare to see, and un-dyed and fully natural stones like these are a true pleasure to find.
These diamonds, though old mine cut, have such a dazzling amount of fire that we at first glance thought they were modern round brilliants--they catch the light in a wonderful way. This is the kind of ring you can't stop moving in order to see the lovely play of light.
This ring is truly a special beauty, uniting excellent materials with a gorgeous design.
Size 6.5, can be sized
- Face length: 22 mm
- Face width: 9 mm
- Turquoise: 3mm tapering to 2.25 mm
- Weight: approximately 1.00 carat total
- Cut: Old mine
- Clarity: SI12
- Color: D-E
Excellent antique; no noted flaws other than mild wear commensurate with age.