Victorian Ruby & Rose Cut Diamond Marquise Ring
Make a Statement
The Victorians loved a bit of sentimentality in their jewellery and were naturally drawn to the romantic history of the marquise, boat-shaped ring. It is thought this ring style originated back in the 1700s when King Louis XV of France sought to find a ring which resembled the lips of his mistress, Madame de Pompadour.
This ring has it all - 14 sparkling rose-cut diamonds, a huge bright gold setting with scrolling shoulders and a punch of colour with the huge centre ruby stone. Victorian rose cut diamonds were meant dazzle under the candlelight so sometimes modern cameras cannot capture their full charm. This is one of those times where photos just do not do this piece any justice!
HOW TO WEAR:
Because of its sheer beauty, it would make a wonderful, unique engagement ring - perfect for all the July ruby gemstone babies out there! It is has a sound construction that allows it to be worn everyday or as a perfect statement piece.
The ring is in amazing antique condition. The shank has no scratches or dents. Shoulders are structurally sound and all stones in good condition. The centre ruby has no scratches.
Era: Victorian Late 1800s
Size: K.5 or 50 (DK)
Weight is 3.8grams
The band is tapered measuring 2.5mm wide at the base, 6mm at its widest point on the scrolls and and 1.5mm thick at the base
The centre synthetic ruby measures approx 4mm wide and 5.5mm tall.
The average size of the 14 diamonds is 2mm wide.
The setting 6mm above your finger however lays flat against it.
Materials: Not stamped but tested by a Hatton Garden goldsmith to be 9ct rose gold, rose cut diamonds and synthetic ruby.