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Victorian Diamond & Ruby Star Gypsy Ring

$2,100.00

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Victorian Diamond & Ruby Star Gypsy Ring

$2,100.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, 1888

Cool antique three-stone gypsy ring dating from the latter half of the 19th century, hallmarks pinpoint the year to 1888. Victorian England enjoyed decades of unprecedented stability and prosperity: people adopted a highly moralistic attitude, a strong aversion to crime and anything overtly bawdy, and developed a strict and comprehensive set of social rules and conventions. There was a cultural shift away from the reason-driven rationalism of the Georgian era, making way for more romantic and sentimental ideologies. Naturally, this is reflected in the jewellery of the period, which incorporates a plethora of symbols and motifs that were known represent anything from Hope to Death. The stones in this ring - two blood-red rubies and an old mine cut diamond - are set within stars, a powerful motif to the Victorians, symbolising both guidance and destiny. It's crafted in 18 karat gold throughout, having developed the most beautiful antique patina over the past 130+ years.

STONES

Old Mine Cut Diamond - 6pts approx.

Two Natural Rubies

MEASUREMENTS 

Width at head: 5.7mm

Width of band: 2.1mm

WEIGHT 

2.3g

MARKS 

English hallmarks for 18k gold, Birmingham 1888

CONDITION 

Very good, with strong antique patina

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