Sometimes you just can't go wrong with a classic! This antique diamond five stone ring has such a lovely, timeless design, it looks like it could have been designed today but it's likely more than a 100 years old.
Made of 18ct yellow gold, the ring is marked '18ct' inside the shank and the ring is set with five modest yet very sparkly diamonds. Two look to be old cuts as they have lovely flat culets and the other three are a little rounder in shape and have lovely sharp culets - the diamonds are all set in open back settings so you can see the craftmanship from all angles. There does also look to be a faint 'S' mark inside the shank too which is a little worn now. We think this was likely part of a maker's mark.
Without full British hallmarks, it's hard to date the ring exactly, but given its style and materials, we think it likely date to the early 20th Century.
The ring weighs just under 2g, approx 1.95g, and the face of the ring measures approx 4.3mm wide with the shank tapering down to approx 3.2mm wide at the back. The diamonds are difficult to measures exactly within their settings but the centre diamond measures approx 2mm in diameter and the two outer diamonds measures approx 1.5mm in diameter.
Ring size - approx a US 7 / approx a UK O
Condition - The ring is in good antique condition but does show some signs of wear and age, including surface wear to the gold and diamonds under magnification. As mentioned above, there look to be two different diamond cuts used in the ring, two of the diamonds look to be old cuts with flat culets, while the other three look to be slightly more modern round cuts with pointed culets. Under magnification, there is also evidence of resetting of the diamonds so we think the three later diamonds may be later replacements. Although this is noticeable with a loupe, the diamonds match well and the differences are not really visible to the naked eye. The last three photos have been taken with a loupe so you can see the diamonds up close. Please see photos.
*Please note the antique box is not included in the sale but the ring will be shipped in a new presentation ring box and pouch.*
Antique 18ct gold and five stone diamond ring
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