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Victorian Diamond Cluster Ring, c.1880s
Victorian Diamond Cluster Ring, c.1880s

Victorian Diamond Cluster Ring, c.1880s

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A delictae ring, dating back to the 1880s. It features a collection of old cut diamonds in the centre, with the very central stone weighing 0.20 carat and the seven surrounding each weighing 0.10 carat. This brings the total to 0.90 carat and the diamonds are all grain set. They have been estimated as a H in colour and SI in clarity, typical of the era. Another classic Victorian feature is the 18 carat rose gold band and silver top. The silver allows the diamonds to truly shine. Rose GoldPink coloured gold. The pink hue comes from the alloying metal which is copper or sometimes copper and silver. Find out more Old CutA term used to describe the cut of a stone, usually cut prior to 1910. They are characterized by having small tables, large culets and rounded outline with a high crown. They were cut so to produce optimal levels of fire, seen best in candlelight. Find out more ClarityA term used to describe the severity of the internal and external inclusions in a gemstone. See The Four C’s for further information. Find out more DiamondDerived from the Greek meaning ‘unbreakable’, diamond is a mineral, considered to be the most beautiful and rare of all gemstones. Diamond has been associated with love for centuries. Find out more SilverAn element and metal with the symbol Ag. The name derives from the Greek meaning ‘grey’ or ‘shining’. Silver is a malleable metal which makes it ideal for use in jewellery. Find out more ColourThe diamond colour grading scale ranges from D to Z. See The Four C’s for more information. Find out more CaratA weight measurement of a gemstone or gold. The term is derived from the ancient used of carob seeds to balance scales when selling amounts of gold or gemstones. The term is often shortened to ‘ct’. Find out more BandThe section of the ring which fits round the finger. Also known as a shank. Find out more GoldA chemical element with the symbol Au. Gold is a yellow, malleable metal which makes it perfect for use in jewellery making. Find out more CutOne of the most defining characteristics of a diamond is its cut. While high grades of color, clarity, and carat weight affect a diamond, it's the cut that determines the symmetry of the stone's facets, its overall proportions, and its ability to reflect light. An expertly cut diamond will achieve high levels of brilliance, sparkle, and durability. For more information and cut types, see The Four C's. Find out more Gemstone: Diamond Stone Shape: Old Cut Carat Weight: 0.90 Total Colour: H Clarity: SI Metal: 18ct Rose Gold, Silver Age: 1880s
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