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19th Century French Masquerade Ring

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Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1880

A superb late 19th Century French masquerade ring, with a beautiful hand-painted miniature portrait of a masked lady - framed with ten rose cut diamonds. The elegant flared shoulders draw the eye to the head, which sits on a 14k rose gold band. This ring dates later than most, to c.1880, and can be seen as a revival of the 18th Century style - when masquerade parties were a cornerstone of high society.

STONES

Rose cut Diamonds

MEASUREMENTS

Head: 14.2 x 9.1mm - Width of band: 2.3mm

WEIGHT

3.6g

MARKS

French horse head gold mark- tests as 14k gold

CONDITION

Excellent, one diamond a possible replacement

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