Late Victorian Ruby and Diamond Cluster Ring, c.1900s
18 Carat Yellow Gold
This late Victorian era ring was handmade in 18 carat yellow gold to feature four emerald cut synthetic rubies alternating with six old cut diamonds with a total of 0.30 carats, that were grain-set vertically in pairs.
The ring’s gallery is embellished with a beautiful hand-engraved scroll design and its broad shoulders lead to a tapered, D-shaped shank.
Synthetic rubies were a new invention around the turn of the twentieth century and they were considered to be the height of fashion at the time, figuring prominently in fine jewellery because of the simplicity with which they could be matched exactly to the colour of other gemstones within the same piece.
Synthetic rubies and sapphires are often seen alongside diamonds in fine jewellery from the Edwardian era, continuing through the Art Deco period.
18ct Yellow Gold
Engagement Rings, Rings
Cluster, Four Stone