Victorian Star Ruby & Diamond Cluster Ring
DATE: Victorian, c.1880
This stunning antique cluster ring is set with a show-stopping central star ruby, surrounded by a halo of bright old mine cut diamonds. The ring is particularly beautiful itself, with silver leaf motifs on the shoulders and a band of applied rose gold ropework around the band. The star ruby displays excellent asterism: the effect whereby a six pointed star appears to shimmer within the stone.
Star Ruby cabochon and old mine cut Diamonds - total diamond weight is approx. .72ct
Head: 12.7mm diameter - Width of band: 2.1mm
No marks present, tests as 18k gold and silver
Excellent, two claws are worn down