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Late Victorian Moonstone & Diamond Ring

Description

DATE: Late Victorian, c.1890

This wonderful ring is set with a gorgeous pointed cabochon moonstone and a variety of old and rose cut diamonds. It dates to the late Victorian era, c.1890, and features exceptional scrolled detail to the shoulders, and an intricate openworked gallery. The pointed cabochon means that this stone glows exceptionally brightly... Moonstone is known for its adularescence, an optical phenomenon whereby the light pools inside the stone and the whole thing appears to shimmer and glow. It doesn't take too much imagination to see why it's called moonstone.

STONES

Natural Moonstone and Diamonds

MEASUREMENTS

Head: 10.9 x 8.6mm - Width of band: 1.6mm

WEIGHT

2.6g

MARKS

No marks present, tests as 15k gold and silver

CONDITION

Very good, light wear commensurate with age and use

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