Victorian Diamond Stirrup Ring
An exceptional antique stirrup, or gypsy, ring dating from the late 19th century. It's crafted in 18 carat gold with a .92ct old cut diamond set within a thin platinum bezel creating a gorgeous colour contrast with the rich yellow gold. The old Euro stone is bright and lively, displaying excellent brilliance and rainbow flashes of colour as it moves through the light. The date 16th December 1896 is engraved inside the band, making this an early example of platinum jewellery; at this time jewellers had only recently acquired the knowledge and technology required to work in platinum, and it wasn't commonly used until the first decade of the 20th century.
Era: Victorian, 1896
Ring size: Q or 8.25 US. Resizable for £35
Width at head: 8.6mm
Rise off finger: 4.3mm
Width of band: 2.3mm
Weight: 7.2 grams
Stone: 0.92ct Old European Cut Diamond (calculated weight). F/G colour, SI1 clarity (approx.)
Marks: None, tested as 18ct gold
Condition: Great antique condition with gorgeous patina
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Gemstones are tested by an accredited gemmologist (Cert GA, Gemmological Association of Great Britain)
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Note: sizing may remove some of the patina (although we take every care to reduce this where possible)
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We offer detailed and accurate condition reports on each listing. These pieces are antique, vintage, or pre-loved, often over 100 years old so they're going to have lived a life. A healthy patina and the odd scuff/scrape are quite normal... it's part of their charm! Everything we present has been checked over by our jeweller and should be good for wear for many years to come (unless otherwise stated) but please remember to treat them with appropriate care and consideration for their age.
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